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Ford 5.0L V-8 Specs

Ford's 5.0L "Coyote" Motor






The 5.0L "Coyote Motor" V-8 engine is Ford's latest variant in their modular engine family. It replaces the 4.6L & 5.4L V-8 options in the Ford F-150. As part of the modular engine family, the 5.0L is manufactured using existing modular engine production tooling at the Essex Engine Plant in Windsor, Ontario. Despite its relatively high compression ratio, the 5.0L is designed to run safely on 87 octane regular unleaded gasoline. The most notable feature of the engine is the Ti-VCT DOHC, which allows for independent variable camshaft timing. Inspiration for the engine was drawn from Ford's 5.0L V-8 Coyote Indy racing engine, (an icon of Ford's racing experience on display in Dearborn, Michigan) which gave the engine its unique nickname. Ford engineers also paid close attention to Ford Racing's 5.0L "Cammer" crate engine when designing the engine.


Ford 5.0L DOHC V8 Specs


5.0L 32 valve DOHC V8

Production Plant:

Essex engine plant in Windsor, Ontario


5.0 liters, 302 cubic inches

Block Material:


Cylinder Head Material:



3.63 inches


3.65 inches

Deck Height:

8.937 inches

Compression Ratio:

10.5 : 1 (11.0 : 1 in Ford Mustang)

Firing Order:



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

Fuel System:

Fuel injected, sequential multi port injection, electronically controlled


360 hp @ 5,500 rpm (up tp 412 hp in Mustang)


380 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm (up to 390 lb-ft in Mustang)


Ford F-150, Ford Mustang


5.0L V8 Features

• A higher compression version of the 5.0L is found in the Ford Mustang, boosting power ratings as high as 412 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque.
• Piston cooling jets provide additional heat protection and piston longevity.
• 5.0L V8 features a forged steel crankshaft and cross bolted mains for strength.
• Oil cooler and deep sump oil pan give the 5.0L 10,000 mile oil change intervals.
• The intake ports of the 5.0L outflow Ford GT heads.
• Powder metal connecting rods, forged crankshaft, hypereutectic pistons.
• Ford engineers put a significant amount of effort into NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) control when designing the new 5.0L.