2019 Ford F-150 Limited Gets Plonked With Raptor’s Engine
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Engine sharing is not a new concept in the industry, and the 2019 Ford F-150 is the latest to benefit from this. The ‘Limited’ trim of the F-150, expected to hit the roads later this year, gets a bigger engine from the Raptor. There’s a lot more to the eye than just the engine adaption, but will this affect the Raptor’s sales in any way?
The Highlight Change
The top-trim now comes with the tried-and-tested, twin-turbo, V-6 engine from the Raptor that produces 450 horses and 510 pound-feet of torque
The previous generation F-150 came with a 3.5-liter, V-6 EcoBoost engine that produced 375 ponies and 470 pound-feet of torque. The top-trim now comes with the tried-and-tested, twin-turbo, V-6 engine from the Raptor that produces 450 horses and 510 pound-feet of torque. Although we don’t have the official naught-to-60 timing for the F-150, the Raptor can do it in 5.1 seconds; so expect a few milliseconds here and there. It also sounds sweet; thanks to the newly developed dual exhaust system.
This Is One Premium, Luxury Pickup
For the geeks, the F-150 Limited features SYNC 3 with AppLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a FordPass™Connect 4G LTE modem
While the engine may have stolen the spotlight, the interiors get a host of new add-ons. “It was important for us to get this interior just right as we continue to raise the bar for premium pickup trucks,” said Aileen Barraza, Ford color and materials manager. “The materials we chose to incorporate are authentic, distinctive and durable.”A few of them include an all-new, two-tone Camel Back leather upholstery, ventilated captain’s chairs for better lumbar support, a heated steering wheel, and laser-etched individual numbers plaque on the center console armrest to make you feel special every time you see it. It’s these little feel-good factors that make the long-term ownership a happy one.
For the geeks, the F-150 Limited features SYNC 3 with AppLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a FordPass™Connect 4G LTE modem that provides Wi-Fi access for up to 10 devices. Music fanatics can rejoice over the Harman audio system.
And The Cosmetic Changes Include:
On the outside, the 2019 F-150 gets signature design elements like ‘Limited’ lettering on the hood, polished aluminum 22-inch wheels, unique satin-finish grille and tailgate applique
On the outside, the 2019 F-150 gets signature design elements like ‘Limited’ lettering on the hood, polished aluminum 22-inch wheels, unique satin-finish grille and tailgate applique, and satin-finish window trim and door handles, Standard power-deployable running boards, remote start, tailgate release, and a twin-panel moonroof.
From the safety point of view, Ford has decided to throw in everything that a customer can ask for. The new F-150 comes with standard adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, pre-collision assist, automatic emergency braking, lane parking and active park assist systems, a 360-degree camera, and a built-in trailer brake controller. If you are ready to spend even more on this vehicle, you can opt for a Pro Trailer Backup Assist to enable the F-150 to steer itself by following the course selected using the rotary knob.
There’s no word on the pricing yet, but we speculate it to be around $70,000
We have seen luxury cars getting rough-and-tough, but here we have a rough-and-tough truck that’s going luxurious. It’s because of these constant improvements that the F-series has been the top-selling vehicle in the U.S. for over three decades straight. There’s no word on the pricing yet, but we speculate it to be around $70,000; up by almost ten grand over the outgoing model. Do you think the 2019 F-150 will sell well, or have ‘limited’ sales? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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