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More Ecoboost Ford Raptor evidence for 2013?

Discussion in '2013 Ford SVT Raptor Forum (Reply Only)' started by BIRDMAN, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Maxx2893

    Maxx2893 Rock and Roll Offroad Supporting Member

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    That 6.7 is a nice freakin motor. Runs like a raped ape
     
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    Adding the option would be nice. However, I would still choose the 6.2L.

    V8>all - Except for the rare V12 ;)
     
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    i think the option of either is the best choice in a reality gives the people the choice.
     
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    The manual says 87 octane is fine for the 6.2. Here in southern California, regular unleaded runs 40-60 cents per gallon cheaper than diesel. My 6.2 raptor is averaging 1mpg better than my 6.0 f250. Now if I were towing or hauling 2K# (I know the raptor can't carry that) the Raptor would be getting worse milage. That is my point, most of my driving is without a load or towing, which makes the Raptor cheaper to operate than my diesel F250.
     
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    i have a '11 crew. i really like the v8 (other than the gas bill). buddy has a '12 crew fx4 ecotoot. i wonder what the real world milage would be? i bet with the weight, 35's, and wind resistance the ecotoot would be running a lot of boost which kills the milage??? my wife drives the truck a lot also, and she really likes the sound of the v8!!!
     
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    I'd rather have a 450hp 5.0

    With all the EPA crap stuck on the diesels theres just to much weight and to much hassle. I know that V6's with boost are fast, it's just that they sound :supergay:
     
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    No thanks eco and raptor ain't right

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
     
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    LMFAO, you avatar should be an ostrich with it's head in the sand. The 3.5 EB was one of the smartest moves Ford has made engine wise in their trucks in a long time. Over 40% of their truck sales are the 3.5 EB engine. When they offer THREE other engines, and TWO of those are V8's the fact that the 3.5 EB V6 is accounting for nearly half the sales is impressive and about as far as you can get from evidence of an f'up. And having driven every new drivetrain setup, I can say first hand the 3.5 EB is no slouch.

    No reason not to believe that the 3.5 EB if it were offered in the Raptor that it wouldn't account for an easy 50% of Raptor sales, as it's been accounting for almost that in F-150 sales so far.

    Ford F-150 EcoBoost hits 100,000 sales

    I highly doubt Ford would eliminate the 6.2 and only offer the 3.5, the R&D work for the 6.2 is done, so it's not much of an additional cost to still continue to offer it. I'd be one of the 1st in line to trade in my 6.2 Raptor for a 3.5 EB if they do offer it up in a future year.
     
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    :think: Rather than sales figures on the new motors . .

    would'nt you want to see a comparison of service records . .?

    1st, before you cash-in?? :birgits_tiredcoffee
     
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