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RSS Official: 2015 Ford F-150 shaves 700 pounds, adds 2.7-liter EcoBoost [w/video]

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<p>Filed under: <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/detroit-auto-show/" rel="tag">Detroit Auto Show</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/trucks/" rel="tag">Truck</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/commercial-trucks/" rel="tag">Work</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/ford/" rel="tag">Ford</a>, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/category/off-road/" rel="tag">Off-Road</a></p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2015-ford-f-150/"><img alt="2015 Ford F-150" data-credit="Ford" data-mep="88889" src="http://o.aolcdn.com/dims-shared/dims3/GLOB/crop/3420x2298+433+19/resize/628x417!/format/jpg/quality/85/http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/adam/2fc1e7dd8e45995d8fac451877c9b259/60FT8584.jpg" /></a><br /><br />The <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/ford/f-150/">Ford F-150</a> is one of the best selling vehicles on the planet. Considering that, one can imagine that when it comes time for a redesign, there are hardly any half measures. For its lucky thirteenth generation, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/ford/">Ford</a> has gone all-in on the single most important vehicle in its portfolio, redesigning it from the ground up.<br /><br />The big news is the F-150's new, lightweight, <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/tag/ford+atlas+concept/">Atlas-inspired</a> body. Ninety-three percent of that new body is made from a sort of <a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2013/12/11/next-ford-f-150-delayed-aluminum-body-panel-issues/">aluminum alloy</a> not unlike what the US military uses in its M2 Bradley fighting vehicles and Humvees, and it accounts for up to 70 percent of the F-150's <em>700-pound</em> weight reduction. As a side benefit, the aluminum body should prove more resistant to dents and dings. Built Ford tough, indeed.<br /><br />If you're wondering where the other 30 percent of that 700-pound weight loss went, 8.5 percent (60 pounds) came from the increased use of high-strength steel (up from 23 percent to 77 percent) in its ladder-box frame. Ford claims this steel is comparable to some of the heavy duty pickups used by its competitors, with a PSI rating of 70,000.<p><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/13/2015-ford-f-150-debuts-aluminum-2-7-ecoboost/" rel="bookmark">Continue reading <em>2015 Ford F-150 shaves 700 pounds, adds 2.7-liter EcoBoost [w/video]</em></a></p><p style="padding:5px;background:#ddd;border:1px solid #ccc;clear:both;"><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/13/2015-ford-f-150-debuts-aluminum-2-7-ecoboost/">2015 Ford F-150 shaves 700 pounds, adds 2.7-liter EcoBoost [w/video]</a> originally appeared on <a href="http://www.autoblog.com">Autoblog</a> on Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:01:00 EST. Please see our <a href="http://www.weblogsinc.com/feed-terms/">terms for use of feeds</a>.</p><h6 style="clear: both; padding: 8px 0 0 0; height: 2px; font-size: 1px; border: 0; margin: 0; padding: 0;"></h6><a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/13/2015-ford-f-150-debuts-aluminum-2-7-ecoboost/" rel="bookmark" title="Permanent link to this entry">Permalink</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/forward/20806535/" title="Send this entry to a friend via email">Email this</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;<a href="http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/13/2015-ford-f-150-debuts-aluminum-2-7-ecoboost/#comments" title="View reader comments on this entry">Comments</a><div class="feedflare">

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