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    Ford aims at GM with F-150 Concept

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    The company also is developing a new family of highly efficient engines under the internal program code Nano, the sources said. The small-displacement V6 engines will employ Ford's EcoBoost technology, including turbocharging and direct injection.

    The first of the Nano engines, a 2.9-liter V6, isn't likely to appear until 2016 or later, the sources said.
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    Re: Ford aims for 3-mpg improvement in 2015 F-150 pickup

    So much for the Nano V6 being exclusive to Lincoln
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    Re: Ford aims for 3-mpg improvement in 2015 F-150 pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew L View Post
    So much for the Nano V6 being exclusive to Lincoln
    ...and not until 2016 or later!
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    Re: Ford aims for 3-mpg improvement in 2015 F-150 pickup

    It would be great to see these mileage improvements strictly due to weight and drag reduction.

    Current 3.7 V6 could get 20 city/ 26 highway MPG
    The early bird gets the worm..but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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    Re: Ford aims for 3-mpg improvement in 2015 F-150 pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew L View Post
    So much for the Nano V6 being exclusive to Lincoln
    Theres two displacements.
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    Re: Ford aims for 3-mpg improvement in 2015 F-150 pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by ausrutherford View Post
    Theres two displacements.
    2.7 perhaps?
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    Re: Ford aims for 3-mpg improvement in 2015 F-150 pickup

    tho I've never heard of a 2.9 before, guess it shouldn't surprise me - as a non-EB variant

    re: exclusivity for Lincoln
    what's most important imho, is that Lincoln get it first
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    can easily see (eventually) the Nano being a top engine on a Ford model while it's the std engine on Lincoln's version (Š lŗ Fusion/MKZ's 2.0EB)

    otoh, I've been wondering if for hybrid engines, Lincoln might get a 2.3 4cyl while Ford (mostly?) stays with the 2.0 (or even changes to the not-here-yet 1.5 3cyl)?
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    been wondering when a v6 hyrbid will unveil for larger vehicles, maybe CD4+3 and up?

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    Re: Ford aims for 3-mpg improvement in 2015 F-150 pickup

    The MPG improvement will mean nothing if it only exists in advertising and window stickers like it appears to be the case with their hybrids.

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    Re: Ford aims for 3-mpg improvement in 2015 F-150 pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by Automotive News
    Ford instead is intent on hiking its average truck fuel economy by up to 3 miles per gallon when it implements a $2 billion redesign of its full-size F-series in fall 2014, according to an industry source familiar with the company's plans.
    $2 Billion redesign? Wow, that's more money they're putting into Lincoln.

    I can't wait to see this truck.

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    Re: Ford aims for 3-mpg improvement in 2015 F-150 pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by nruggiero View Post
    $2 Billion redesign? Wow, that's more money they're putting into Lincoln...
    well
    at least they're applying Pay-Go Limits to the F-series too

    it'll be interesting to see how that applies to the new Mustang + platform-mate(s)

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