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New Ford 3.5L Engine Certified At 265 Horsepower
Published: April 12, 2006 By Staff Report


  • New Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers to debut this fall with new 3.5-liter V-6 engine now rated officially at 265 horsepower on less expensive 87 octane fuel
  • Lincoln MKZ sedan to be powered by the same 3.5-liter engine rated at 263 horsepower
  • Ford's new 3.5-liter engine rated higher than front-wheel-drive V-6s from GM, Chrysler, Nissan and Honda, without requiring more expensive mid-grade or premium fuel

(DEARBORN, MI) BlueOvalNews.com - 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.


More 3.5L engine photos via FusionUnleashed.com

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

Horsepower per Liter

75.7

75.1

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

MORE RESOURCES
3.5L Engine Photo Gallery
3.5L Engine Introduced

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