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Ford Drops The 450-Horsepower Raptor Engine In The Ford F-150 Limited

Want more power from your luxurious, top-of-the-line Ford F-150 Limited? You got it. Ford today announced that, starting with the 2019 model year, the F-150 Limited will ship with the same ferocious 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that powers the high-performance F-150 Raptor, capable of up to 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. That’s great news for the F-150 customer who found hiself envious of the Raptor’s awesome grunt, but not its tall, desert-racing suspension or its purpose-built bash plates.

As in every Ford F-150 but for those optioned with the base 3.3-liter Duratec V6, the twin-turbocharged EcoBoost mill in the 2019 Ford F-150 Limited will be backed by a ten-speed automatic transmission.

“F-150 Limited customers create their own success. The truck is their reward,” says Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager Todd Eckert. “They wanted more power, so we combined Raptor’s engine with Limited’s business-class features to deliver Baja fierceness, boardroom style and the grit to tackle tough jobs.”

All is well under the hood, then, and inside the cabin, customers can expect the same sort of first-rate, plush interior they’ve grown to know and love. Climb inside, and you’ll be greeted by a Miko® suede headliner; leather-topped instrument panel and door panels; heated steering wheel; and heated and ventilated front-row captain’s chairs with new Camel Back two-tone leather and Active Motion®, providing lumbar support and a massage function.

2019 Ford F-150 Limited dashboard

Each and every Ford F-150 Limited even features a laser-etched, serialized center console plaque, and a gradated ash swirl trim “is like something you see in a fine instrument,” Ford Color and Materials Manager Aileen Barraza says. “Each piece is hand-finished, and a halo around the edges with a heavily polished center really brings out the natural beauty of this wood.”

“It was important for us to get this interior just right as we continue to raise the bar for premium pickup trucks,” Barraza says. “The materials we chose to incorporate are authentic, distinctive and durable.”

Standard tech includes SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; an embedded 4G LTE modem with onboard WiFi; B&O PLAY audio; and driver assists ranging from adaptive cruise with stop-and-go, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, and a 360-degree camera with split-view display.

2019 Ford F-150 Limited rear three quarters far

On the outside, the story of glitz and luxury continues with raised “Limited” hood lettering, 22-inch aluminum wheels with a polished finish, and a unique satin finish on the grille, tailgate applique, windows trim, and door handles. Power running boards, remote start, tailgate release, and a two-panel moonroof come standard.

The 2019 Ford F-150 Limited will begin arriving in dealer showrooms later this year.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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    the 2019 Bullitt Mustang has a 480hp/420tq 5.0L V8, the 2019 Mustang GT has a 460hp/420tq 5.0L V8. Although yeah it’s nice to have 510lb-ft of torque, the sound that comes out of that 3.5L Ecoboost engine is horrendous. Why not have options such as the 5.0L powered F150 pickups pushing 450hp and 420lb-ft of torque. and still have the ecoboost option. Most people who have trucks want a v8 under the hood and not some hopped up turbo-6. Yeah its nice that they are finding ways to spread the power around to other options besides a pointless desert jumper but its just a simple to use the 5.0L V8 as well and just bump the power up. It’s honestly hard for me to really look at ford and like them anymore. The mustang is still cool but everything else in their lineup sucks!


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