New FORD 3.5L V-6 engine officially certified at 265 HP regular fuel
Ford Motor Company’s all-new 3.5-liter V-6 engine is now officially rated at 265 horsepower on 87 octane regular grade fuel, allowing customers to enjoy the engine’s smooth and ample power with less pain at the pump. The engine will power the new Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers and the Lincoln MKZ sedan when they debut this fall. Some competitors require more expensive mid-grade or premium fuels to achieve their top ratings.
"We’re very proud of the team of engineers who delivered this engine with power and torque at the top of its class," said Tom McCarthy, program manager of the new 3.5-liter V-6 at Ford.
The horsepower and torque figures were obtained using the Society of Automotive Engineer’s new J1349 standard, with an official third party witness present.
"This is the first of many class-leading powertrains you will see from Ford in the future," said Barb Samardzich, vice president of powertrain for Ford. "People will be very impressed with this engine when they drive it."
The engine achieves impressive horsepower and torque without complex devices used by the competition like variable intake geometry, exhaust variable cam timing (VCT) or variable flow exhaust systems.
Ford’s new V-6 engine was designed to be compatible with direct injection and turbocharged direct injection technology, which leaves open the possibility of even higher power and torque output in the future.
Type 3.5L DOHC 24-valve V-6
Manufacturing Location Lima Engine Plant, Ohio
Configuration 60-degree V-6, aluminum block and heads
Intake Manifold Composite, split plenum
Exhaust Manifold Cast iron
Crankshaft Forged steel
Redline 6700 rpm
Throttle Body 65mm, electronic
Valvetrain DAMB, 4 valves per cylinder, intake variable camshaft timing
Valve Diameter Intake: 37mm Exhaust: 31 mm
Pistons High temperature cast aluminum alloy with low-friction coated skirts, low-tension rings
Connecting Rods Cracked-powder metal
Ignition Pencil coil
Bore x Stroke 3.6 x 3.4 in/92.5 x 86.7 mm
Displacement 213 cu in/3.496 cc
Compression Ratio 10.3:1
Horsepower Ford Edge & Lincoln MKX - 265 @ 6250 rpm
Lincoln MKZ - 263 @ 6250 rpm
Torque 250 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
249 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
Recommended Fuel 87 Octane
Fuel Injection Sequential multiport fuel injection
Oil Capacity 5.5 quarts, with filter
Recommended Oil GF4, 5W-20