• 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.

Technical Specifications:

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

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