5.4l power output. Is it a lie?
I just bought a new 2005 F250 XL, reg cab, long bed, w/ the 5.4l engine in it. Ford claims 300hp/365ft.lbs. torque. From 324 cu. inches! On regular gas! Now, folks, you should be able to feel that kind of power in "the seat of your pants" when you press the accelerator! Freeway on-ramps should be a breeze! That truck should run 14 second 1/4's! (My '64 GTO, w/325hp runs 13's.. It'll set your eyeballs back! Scare your mother! But it is a 389 cu. in. that prefers premium.)
So, is Ford maybe "fudging" things a bit? Any dyno test info out there? Is there a difference between year 1964 hp. and year 2005 hp.?
I offed my '86 F250 XL, reg cab, with the EFI 5.0 in it. Rated at 200hp. 20mpg @63mph, day in, day out. 190,000 miles on it. Never a whimper....Just rusted through...
This new Ford gets about 15mpg...