Re: 2018 Ford F-150 debuts with fresh face, diesel power
With all the talk about the diesel V6 and most recently about the downsized (4.8 liter?) V8, I think nobody was expecting a new direct-injection 3.3 liter V6 base engine.
Correct, we were looking in the wrong direction, improving the base engine may be more important
than we imagine if they're going to fleet buyers who value fuel economy in a low cost crew cab.
Perhaps Ford has seen something in customer feedback that inspired this change, maybe it's as simple
as matching GM 4.3 AFM and getting a few more base model work truck sales...