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3.5L EcoBoost V-6

Ford EcoBoost Specs






Size matters...or does it? Ford's EcoBoost V-6, displacing a mere 3.5L, was designed to prove that you can indeed do more with less. The 213 cubic inch engine outperforms Ford's available 5.0L V-8 in horsepower & torque, while providing a significant increase in fuel economy thanks to a variety of unique & advanced design features. The EcoBoost pays tribute to F-150 owner's craving for power without guzzling gas like its V-8 relatives. Utilizing direct injection and twin turbochargers, the EcoBoost peaks at 365 hp & 420 lb-ft of torque. Even more tantalizing, the small engine can tow up to 11,300 lbs. The climate has changed in the 1/2 ton truck market - do you really need the V-8? No, and now you may actually want the V-6.


3.5L EcoBoost Specs


3.5L V-6 EcoBoost


3.5 liters, 213 cubic inches

Block Material:


Cylinder Head Material:



3.64 inches


3.41 inches

Compression Ratio:

10.0 : 1


Twin parallel mounted turbochargers, max. 12 psi boost (Borg Warner K03 for truck version, Garrett GT15 for other applications).


Dual overhead cam (DOHC), Direct Acting Mechanical Buckets (DAMB).

Fuel System:

High pressure direct injection. Fuel pressures ranging from 200 - 2150 psi.


365 hp @ 5,000 rpm


420 lb-ft @ 2,500 rpm


• Despite being a high compression, forced induction engine, the direct injection fuel system allows the EcoBoost to run on 87 octane, regular unleaded gasoline.
• The EcoBoost maintains 90% peak torque between 1,700 - 5,000 rpm (90% of 420 lb-ft is 378 lb-ft). Such flat torque curves are unheard of in a production gas engine.
• Properly equipped, an EcoBoost powered F150 can tow up to 11,300 lbs, the maximum tow rating for any current 2011 model F-150. In fact, Ford is actually recommending the EcoBoost for those who require the ability to tow frequently as it is more efficient than the available V-8 engines.

• Direct injection systems spray pressurized fuel directly into the combustion chamber rather than into the intake ports (the traditional injection method). A more precise delivery of fuel is accomplished by injecting directly into the combustion chamber, eliminating the chances of detonation (knocking) and increasing efficiency, performance, fuel economy, & lowering emissions.