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Old 01-13-2014, 09:11 AM   #1
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Default new 2015 F150 sheds weight and downsizes engines accordingly



http://www.edmunds.com/auto-shows/de...f-150-faq.html

Looks amazing, but the real kicker is that it is said to be entirely aluminum body, and high strength steel frame.

The new 2015 F150 is suppose to be 700 lbs lighter than the 2014 model it replaces.
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:32 AM   #2
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Downsize engine, up-size grille . Overall not bad looking.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:02 AM   #3
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The headlights look more like the chevy now. Must be something in the regs.

Still, good stuffs.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:29 AM   #4
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I like the headlights, but the side windows look boxxxy as hell. xoxoxoxo
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:46 AM   #5
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Still to large to fit in my garage built circa 1975, wonder how much the price went up.
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:14 PM   #6
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2.7 EcoBoost. I see Ford is doubling down on turbo gas tech.

I'm more interested in what Dodge will have to offer, should they bring over a turbo-diesel in the Ram 1500.
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:27 PM   #7
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Pretty impressed with their extensive use of aluminum and shaving 700 lbs.!
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:49 PM   #8
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I'd like to know how much of that 700lbs is simply the smaller engines. Waiting for a year over year weight comparison on the 3.5 ecoboost or 5.0 models.
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:55 PM   #9
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All-Aluminum Raptor in the works?
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:02 PM   #10
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2.7 EcoBoost. I see Ford is doubling down on turbo gas tech.

I'm more interested in what Dodge will have to offer, should they bring over a turbo-diesel in the Ram 1500.
Um ? Ram 1500 Diesel review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNnMlHfeZso
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:07 PM   #11
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Pretty impressed with their extensive use of aluminum and shaving 700 lbs.!
Car and Driver is skeptical, they want to see a confirmation in real life as Land Rover claimed 900 lbs weight savings that didn't materialise.

http://www.caranddriver.com/news/201...-and-info-news
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:54 PM   #12
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2.7 EcoBoost. I see Ford is doubling down on turbo gas tech.

I'm more interested in what Dodge will have to offer, should they bring over a turbo-diesel in the Ram 1500.
where have you been. It's already in the grand cherokee and will be selling here very shortly. You can already build one in the configurator with a diesel. Cheapest is a standard cab 2wd diesel for less than $30,000. What i love about dodge is they're allowing it on all trim levels of trucks. Finally a good market move, instead of forcing you into higher trim levels. it's also supposed to get around 28mpg, but the best part is the low end torque for towing, and diesels will have much better towing MPG. I'm estimating around 15mpg with a 5000lb load similar to 3.0diesel sprinter rv's.

http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/ecodiesel/
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oh wow. Thanks! I had no idea the diesel was already here in the Ram.
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If the aluminum intensive F150 holds up in the real world and sales-wise, this could be a game changer not just for Ford. Too bad about abandoning the 6.2L V8 option - unless Ford is saving it for a future Raptor or Lightning.
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:57 AM   #15
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Love the styling! I would get one if I didn't commute 100 miles round trip to work.

If the rumors are true, then this will get better MPG then the 15 STI!

I kid, I kid =)
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Actually, it might.
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Actually, it might.





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Probably will, to be honest
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:03 PM   #19
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And on regular
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:17 PM   #20
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ON a much cooler note.. check out this article.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/...-at-baja-1000/
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Pretty clever. Still waiting to see an aluminum Raptor.
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:43 PM   #22
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ON a much cooler note.. check out this article.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2014/...-at-baja-1000/
Yeah, to be honest, I never understood why car manufacturers didn't just test their vehicles under old bodytypes. Then, test their body and aero adjustments on old internals. You'd never have to worry about spies then.

Nevermind, Brenda Priddy would be mounting some kind of RC car with a camera to do chassis photos.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:04 PM   #23
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Nevermind, Brenda Priddy would be mounting some kind of RC car with a camera to do chassis photos.
photos of course.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:32 PM   #24
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That is a pretty effective way of hiding it in plain sight.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:55 PM   #25
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Ford is great at that sort of thing.

Anybody know what the drivetrain mule for the Jaguar XJ220 was?







































A Ford Transit work van.
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