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Ford 5.0L Coyote Engine

The Coyote is a 5.0 liter, naturally aspirated V8 engine from Ford Motor used to power sports cars like the Ford Mustang and pickup trucks like the Ford F-150. Featuring a dual overhead cam (DOHC) design, in a V configuration, the Ford Coyote architecture has been part of the Ford Modular family since 2011. The engine has seen some revisions since then, the most recent being in 2018.

This engine was first engineered for the Mustang GT so it could compete with the GM 6.2L LS3 engine used in the Chevrolet Camaro at the time. The Coyote had to remain the same size as the outgoing 4.6-liter V8. It was also Ford’s first implementation of its Twin independent Variable Cam Timing (Ti-VCT) technology on a V8 engine, a feature which considerably improves fuel economy and power delivery all while reducing emissions. The Ford 5.0L Coyote engine powers the following vehicles:

  • Ford Mustang
  • Ford F-150


Engine familyModular
Displacement5.0 liters
Configuration & cylindersV configuration, eight cylinders
Vehicle engine orientationLongitudinal
Valve configurationDual overhead cam (DOHC) with variable camshaft timing (VCT)
Assembly sitesWindsor, Ontario
PredecessorFord 4.6L V8
SuccessorCurrently none


Bore92.2 mm
Stroke92.7 mm
Compression ratio (2011-2017 Ford F-150)10.5:1
Compression ratio (2011-2017 Mustang)11.0:1
Compression ratio (2018+ Ford Mustang)12.0:1
Compression ratio (2018+ Ford F-150)12.0:1
Max power @ RPM460 @ 7,000
Max torque @ RPM420 @ 4,600 rpm
Cylinder headAluminum
Cylinder blockAluminum
Camshaft driveChain

Vehicle Applications

VehicleTransmissionDrive WheelsPower@ RPMTorque (lb-ft) @ RPM
Ford F-150 (2011 to 2014)Six-speed automaticRear / four-wheel-drive360 @ 5,500 380 @ 4,250
Ford F-150 (2015 to 2017Six-speed automaticRear / four-wheel-drive385 @ 5,752 487 @ 3,850
Ford F-150 (2018 +)Ten-speed automaticRear / four-wheel-drive395 @ 5,750 400 @ 4,500
Ford Mustang GT (2011 to 2012)Six-speed automatic / Six-speed manualRear-wheel-drive412 @ 6,500390 @ 4,250
Ford Mustang Boss 302 (2012 to 2013)Six-speed manualRear-wheel-drive444 @ 7,500 390 @ 4,500
Ford Mustang GT (2013 to 2014)Six-speed automatic / Six-speed manualRear-wheel-drive420 @ 6,500 390 @ 4,250
Ford Mustang GT (2015 to 2017)Six-speed automatic / Six-speed manualRear-wheel-drive435 @ 6,500 400 @ 4,250
Ford Mustang GT (2018 +)Ten-speed automatic / Six-speed manualRear-wheel-drive460 @ 7,000 420 @ 4,600


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