" Excellent work here by Ford on the new 2.7 liter Ecoboost V6. Ford announced earlier this year they would invest $500 million in development of the new smaller Ecoboost V6
which will slot in below the 3.5 liter Ecoboost V6 already on the market and available in the current F150 truck.
As stated in a previous article, the 2.7 liter Ecoboost engine is not just a downsized 3.5 Ecoboost as it has many changes:
[LIST] [*]First use of fracture split main-bearing caps, which create a superior fit between the cap and engine block for reduced crankshaft friction to help improve efficiency [*]All-new aluminum cylinder heads feature water-cooled integrated exhaust manifolds [*]Variable displacement oil pump reduces internal engine friction to improve fuel economy [*]Intake and exhaust variable cam timing that improves torque while helping lower emissions [*]Lightweight, durable composite intake manifold "