Ford 5.0L 'Coyote' V-8

5.0L V-8 Engine Specs & Info

The 5.0L "Coyote" V-8 is the latest addition to Ford's Modular engine family, replacing the 4.6L and 5.4L engine options in the F-150 beginning the 2011 model year. The engine is manufactured primarily using pre-existing engine production tooling at Ford's Essex Engine Plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Despite it's relative high 10.5 : 1 (11.0 : 1 in the Ford Mustang) compression ratio, the 5.0L V-8 is designed to run on regular 87 octane unleaded gasoline. Inspiration for the engine was drawn from Ford's iconic 5.0L Coyote Indy racing engine and thus referred to internally as the "Coyote" V-8. In developing the mass produced V-8, Ford also reportedly gained insight from their racing divisions 5.0L "Cammer" crate engine.

With a 3.63 inch bore and 3.65 inch stroke, the engine features a nearly square bore-stroke ratio. The cylinder head intake port design is said to outflow those of a Ford GT. Originally introduced with 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque, the engine was upgraded with a more efficient cylinder head design and improved variable camshaft timing system, increasing peak engine output to 385 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque for the 2015 model year; the improved 5.0L V-8 coincided with Ford's release of the aluminum bodied F-150.


Ford 5.0L Modular V-8 Specs


Ford 5.0L "Coyote" V-8

Engine Family:

Ford Modular

Production Plant:

Essex engine plant in Windsor, Ontario Canada


2011 - current Ford F-150, Ford Mustang


302 cid, 5.0 liters

Firing Order:


Engine Block Material:


Cylinder Head Material:


Deck Height:

8.937 inches

Cylinder Bore:

3.63" (92.2mm)

Cylinder Stroke:

3.65" (92.7mm)

Compression Ratio:

10.5 : 1 (11.0 : 1 in Ford Mustang)


Naturally aspirated


Ti-VCT - Cam torque actuated twin independent variable camshaft timing, dual overhead cam (DOHC), 32 valve (4 valves per cylinder)


Individual coil on plug (COP)

Fuel System:

Sequential multi-port fuel injection

Engine Oil Capacity:

7.7 qts w/ filter

Peak Horsepower:

2011 to 2014 MY - 360 hp @ 5,500 rpm
2015+ MY - 385 hp @ 5,750 rpm

Peak Torque:

2011 to 2014 MY - 380 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm
2015+ MY - 387 lb-ft @ 3,850 rpm

Fuel Economy*:


Up to 15 city, 22 highway, 18 combined mpg


Up to 15 city, 21 highway, 17 combined mpg

*EPA fuel economy ratings for 2016 model year pickups w/ out optional payload package