Join Date: Mar 2010
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Twin turbo coyote
So I heard from a very reliable source that Ford is working on a 5.0 coyote twin turbo. We know the coyote engine in naturally aspired form is going into the F150 with a little more than 400hp and little under 400 ft-lb, giving the torque advantage to the 6.2.
However, the twin turbo coyote that has been built and is being installed into tester Fseries picks right now is supposedly rated well into the 500 hp and almost 600 ft-lb region.
I'm think if they offer this as a option for super duty, and don't just restrict to some Lightening type of truck, this could be a very good option for the occasional tower or weekend road warrior who tows 10-12k. Properly geared and combined with the new 6 speed this should be a powerful engine that can move some serious loads and probably tie if not beat the 6.7 PSD in fuel economy, at least when not towing.
This optional engine, I think, would make great since for Ford. It would get good mpg, while costing more than the 6.2, it will certainly not be anywhere near the PSD, service costs should be well below the PSD as well, reliablity is unseen for all the engines, but Ford generally makes a pretty good gasser.
The most important thing though is that Chevy and Dodge have nothing like this, and it could give ford a SD that can do some towing close to the diesels for thousands of $$$ less than the competition making a perfect truck for those of us occasional towers and weekend road warriors.
So what's everyone opinion on such an engine?