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Ford 3.5L Duratec 35 Engine

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The Duratec 35 is a naturally aspirated V6 engine from Ford Motor used to power midsize and full-size sedans, pickup trucks and utility vehicles, or more commonly known as SUVs. Featuring a dual overhead cam (DOHC) design, in a V configuration, the Ford 3.5L Duratec architecture has been part of the Ford Cyclone engine family since 2006.

Because it was the first of the Cyclones, the Ford 3.5L Duratec 35 Engine is often used as the base for its sister engines. Since it replaced the Duratec 30 engine in several applications, this engine was engineered to remain as compact as possible and fit in the same engine bay as its predecessor. The first vehicles to have been powered by it were the Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX and Lincoln MKZ. It was also used to for the first-generation Mazda CX-9 under the MZI name.

In the 2011, this engine got a bump in horsepower and torque thanks to the addition of Ford’s Ti-VCT variable valve timing technology. It also currently serves as the basis for the Ford 3.5L EcoBoost engine. In 2007, it was on the Ward’s 10 Best Engines list. The Ford 3.5L Duratec 35 Engine powers the following vehicles:

  • Ford Edge
  • Ford Explorer
  • Ford Flex
  • Ford Fusion
  • Ford F-150
  • Ford Taurus
  • Ford Taurus X
  • Lincoln MKX
  • Lincoln MKZ
  • Mazda CX-9
  • Mercury Sable

Overview

MetricValue
Engine familyCyclone
Displacement3.5 liters
AspirationAtmospheric
Configuration & cylindersV configuration, six cylinders
Vehicle engine orientationLongitudinal / Transverse
Valve configurationDual overhead cam (DOHC)
Assembly sitesLima, Ohio
PredecessorFord Duratec V6
SuccessorCurrently none

Specifications

MetricValue
Bore92.5 mm
Stroke86.6 mm
Compression ratio12.0:1
Max power @ RPM290 hp @ 6,500 rpm
Max torque @ RPM255 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
Cylinder headAluminum
Cylinder blockAluminum
Camshaft driveChain

Vehicle Applications

VehicleTransmissionDrive Wheels[email protected] RPMTorque (lb-ft) @ RPM
Ford Edge (2007 - 2010)Six-speed automaticFWD / AWD265 @ 6,250 250 @ 4,500
Ford Edge (2011 - 2014)Six-speed automaticFWD / AWD285 @ 6,500 253 @ 4,000
Ford Edge (2015 - 2018)Six-speed automaticFWD / AWD280 @ 6,500 250 @ 4,000
Ford Explorer (2011 - 2019)Six-speed automaticFWD / AWD290 @ 6,500 255 @ 4,000
Ford Flex (2009 - 2012)Six-speed automaticFWD / AWD262 @ 6,250 248 @ 4,500
Ford Flex (2013 +)Six-speed automaticFWD / AWD287 @ 6,500 254 @ 4,000
Ford Fusion Sport (2010 - 2012)Six-speed automaticFWD263 @ 6,250 249 @ 4,500
Ford F-150 (2015 - 2017)Six-speed automaticRWD / 4WD282 @ 6,500 253 @ 4,000
Ford Taurus (2008 - 2012)Six-speed automaticFWD263 @ 6,250 249 @ 4,500
Ford Taurus (2013 - 2019)Six-speed automaticFWD288 @ 6,500 254 @ 4,000
Ford Taurus X (2008 - 2009)Six-speed automaticFWD / AWD263 @ 6,250 249 @ 4,500
Lincoln MKX (2007 - 2010)Six-speed automaticFWD / AWD265 @ 6,250 250 @ 4,500
Lincoln MKZ (2007 - 2012)Six-speed automaticFWD263 @ 6,250 249 @ 4,500
Mazda CX-9 (2007 - 2016)Six-speed automaticFWD / AWD263 @ 6,250 249 @ 4,500
Mercury Sable (2008 - 2009)Six-speed automaticFWD263 @ 6,250 249 @ 4,500

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