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It’ll be easy to an easy point to miss so we’ll put it right up front: The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor will be more fuel efficient than the previous generation – and 23 percent more efficient at that!

OK, while that’s all true, we’re sort of kidding about putting that up front because the real headline most care about is the performance numbers of the new Raptor’s twin-turbo high-output EcoBoost V6, which need to be impressive since the new engine is replacing the outgoing 6.2-liter V8.

Fortunately they are, and any concern in regards to performance should be laid to rest with the claimed 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque rating of the new Raptor.

Ford announced all of the details at the Texas State Fair in Dallas, Texas. Along with the horsepower and torque figures, Ford also noted the new high-output EcoBoost engine in the Raptor delivers a 21 percent improved average torque-to-weight ratio compared to the previous-gen Raptor.

The new truck will also boast Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission. Ford says the 2017 Raptor has an EPA fuel economy rating of 15 mpg city, 18 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined. Another very interesting number for the new Raptor is the price tag, which Ford says will be just under $50,000 for the base model.
Read more about the 2017 Ford Raptor’s EcoBoost V6 Cranked up to 450 HP at AutoGuide.com.
 
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