Ford F-Series twelfth generation

Ford F-Series twelfth generation

Twelfth generation Ford F-150
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Also called Ford Lobo (Mexico)
Lincoln Mark LT (Platinum Version, Mexico)
Ford F-250 (Venezuela)
Production 2008–present
Assembly Dearborn, Michigan, USA
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Valencia, Venezuela
Cuautitlan, Mexico
Predecessor Ford F-Series eleventh generation (2004-2008)
Body style 2-door pickup
4-door pickup
Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive
Platform Ford P2 platform
Engine 3.5 L EcoBoost V6
3.7 L Duratec 37 V6
4.6 L (281 CID) 2V Modular V8
4.6 L (281 CID) 3V Modular V8
5.0 L (302 CID) Coyote V8
5.4 L (330 CID) 3V Modular V8
6.2 L (379 CID) 2V Boss V8
Transmission 4-speed automatic
6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2012-Present SWB Crew/Super Cab & LWB Regular Cab: 144.5 in (3,670 mm)
2012-Present LWB Crew Cab: 156.5 in (3,975 mm)
2012-Present SWB Regular Cab: 125.9 in (3,198 mm)
2012-Present LWB Super Cab: 163.1 in (4,143 mm)
2009-2011 LWB Crew Cab: 156.6 in (3,978 mm)
2009-2011 SWB Crew/Super Cab & LWB Regular Cab: 144.4 in (3,668 mm)
2009-2011 LWB Super Cab: 163.2 in (4,145 mm)
2009-2011 SWB Regular Cab: 125.8 in (3,195 mm)
Length 2009-2011 SWB Crew/Super Cab & LWB Regular Cab: 231.7 in (5,885 mm)
2012-Present SWB Crew/Super Cab & LWB Regular Cab: 231.9 in (5,890 mm)
2012-Present LWB Crew: 243.9 in (6,195 mm)
2009-2011 SWB Regular Cab: 213.1 in (5,413 mm)
2012-Present SWB Regular Cab: 213.2 in (5,415 mm)
2009-2011 LWB Super Cab: 250.3 in (6,358 mm)
2012-Present LWB Super Cab: 250.4 in (6,360 mm)
2009-2011 LWB Crew: 243.7 in (6,190 mm)
Width 2009-2011: 78.9 in (2,004 mm)
2012-Present: 79.2 in (2,012 mm)
Height 2009-2011 Super Crew Base SWB: 74.3 in (1,887 mm)
2009-2011 Super Cab Base SWB: 71.5 in (1,816 mm)
2009-2011 Super Cab Base LWB: 74.4 in (1,890 mm)
2012-Present Regular Cab Base LWB & Crew Cab Base SWB: 75.0 in (1,905 mm)
Crew Cab SWB: 76.7 in (1,948 mm)
2009-2011 Regular Cab Base SWB & 2012-Present Crew Cab Base LWB: 74.6 in (1,895 mm)
2012-Present Crew Cab LWB: 75.6 in (1,920 mm)
2009-2011 Regular Cab SWB & LWB: 76.3 in (1,938 mm)
2009-2011 Crew Cab LWB & 2012-Present Regular Cab SWB/LWB: 76.0 in (1,930 mm)
2012-Present Regular Cab Base SWB & Super Cab Base LWB: 74.8 in (1,900 mm)
2009-2011 Regular Cab Base LWB: 75.8 in (1,925 mm)
2012-Present Super Cab SWB: 76.1 in (1,933 mm)
2009-2011 Super Cab SWB: 76.4 in (1,941 mm)
2009-2011 Super Cab LWB: 76.2 in (1,935 mm)
2012-Present Super Cab LWB: 75.7 in (1,923 mm)
2009-2011 Super Cab Base SWB: 75.9 in (1,928 mm)
2012-Present Super Cab Base SWB: 75.2 in (1,910 mm)

Ford revealed the next generation 2009 F-150 design at Detroit's North American International Auto Show in January, 2008. Production of the series began in October 2008 at Ford's Kansas City Assembly Plant.[1] The truck features a larger and more flexible interior, an updated three-bar grille, and additional choices of cab styles and trim levels. The chassis includes lighter-weight, high-strength steel for better fuel economy and safety and improved payload and towing capacity. Three engines were initially offered with the 2009 redesign: a revised 5.4 L 3-valve Triton V8 that is E85 capable with an output rating of 320 hp (240 kW) and 395 lb·ft (536 N·m) of torque, a 292 hp (218 kW) 4.6 L 3-valve V8, and a 248 hp (185 kW) 4.6 L 2-valve V8. The 3-valve 5.4 and 4.6 liter V8s are mated to Ford's new 6R80E 6-speed automatic transmission while the 4R75E 4-speed automatic transmission used previously is carried over for the 2-valve 4.6 L V8. The 4.2 L OHV V6 engine, which was previously available, has been dropped due to the closure of the Essex engine plant where it was produced.

A top-of-the-line Platinum edition F-150 replaced the Lincoln Mark LT truck.[2] However, this trim line is still sold as the Lincoln Mark LT in Mexico.

The 2009 Ford F150 features front-seat side impact airbags and Ford's Safety Canopy System for the first and second rows as Head protection in the event of a side impact. It will also feature Ford's exclusive ADVANCETRAC RSC (Roll Stability Control)--an Electronic Stability control and anti-rollover safety feature also available in other Ford vehicles, from the Fusion to the Expedition.

The manual transmission option was dropped in 2009. 2009 was the last year when Flareside Box was available, and the last year when the 17" wheels for the FX4 Off-Road were available. In 2010 the only box will be Styleside, and the base wheels for FX4 will be 18".

For the 2011 model year, an all-new engine lineup is offered. Two of the engines, a 3.7 L V6 and a 5.0 L V8, are based on the 2011 Ford Mustang engines, and both offer E85 flex-fuel capability. The 6.2 L V8 used in the 2011 Ford Super Duty is available with the F-150 Platinum, Lariat, SVT Raptor, and Harley Davidson editions. Finally, the 3.5 L direct-injected twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 was offered in the F-150 starting in early 2011. All engines are paired with a new six-speed automatic transmission (6R80).[3] Electric power-assisted steering is available on all engines besides the 6.2. Since 2008, the Ford F-150 has towing and hauling capacity of 11,300 lbs and 3,060 lbs, respectively.

In 2012, the F-150 gets a nine-grade lineup (XL, STX, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Harley-Davidson Edition, SVT Raptor, and Limited).

Engine Years Power Torque
4.6 L (281 CID) 2V V8 2009–2010 248 hp (185 kW) @ 4750 rpm 294 lb·ft (399 N·m) @ 4000 rpm
4.6 L (281 CID) 3V V8 2009–2010 292 hp (218 kW) @ 5700 rpm 320 lb·ft (430 N·m) @ 4000 rpm
5.4 L (330 CID) 3V V8 2009–2010 310 hp (230 kW) @ 5000 rpm 365 lb·ft (495 N·m) @ 3500 rpm
5.4 L (330 CID) 3V V8 (E85) 2009–2010 320 hp (240 kW) @ 5000 rpm 390 lb·ft (530 N·m) @ 3500 rpm
3.7 L Ti-VCT V6 4V 2011–2012 302 hp (225 kW) @ 6500 rpm 278 lb·ft (377 N·m) @ 4000 rpm
3.5 L 4V Ecoboost V6 2011–2012 365 hp (272 kW) @ 5000 rpm 420 lb·ft (570 N·m) @ 2500 rpm
5.0 L (302 CID) 4V V8 2011–2012 360 hp (270 kW) @ 5500 rpm 380 lb·ft (520 N·m) @ 4250 rpm
6.2 L (379 CID) 2V V8 2011–2012 411 hp (306 kW) @ 5500 rpm 434 lb·ft (588 N·m) @ 4500 rpm
6.2 L (379 CID) 2V V8 (SVT Raptor) 2010–2012 411 hp (306 kW) @ 5500 rpm 434 lb·ft (588 N·m) @ 4500 rpm [4]

Ford originally planned to reintroduce the F-100, known internally as P525, as global replacement for Ford Ranger in 2010 or 2011,[5] but the plan was cancelled, instead offering EcoBoost engines for the F-150.[6]

Contents

  • 1 Safety
  • 2 Concepts
  • 3 Ford SVT Raptor
    • 3.1 Body, frame, and features
  • 4 References

Safety

The F-150 comes standard with AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control, front and rear row side curtain airbags, and front row torso side airbags. In the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests the F150 received the Good overall score in both front and side impact tests and was given the Top Safety Pick award.[7]

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) F150 crash test results:[8]

  • Frontal Driver: 5/5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 5/5 stars
  • Side Driver: 5/5 stars
  • Side Rear Passenger: 5/5 stars
  • 2wd Rollover: 4/5 stars
  • 4wd Rollover: 3/5 stars

Concepts

At the 2008 SEMA show, four 2009 Ford F-150s were unveiled: the F-150 Heavy Duty DEWALT Contractor, the FX-4 by X-Treme Toyz, the F-150 by Street Scene Equipment, and the Hi-Pa Drive F-150. The Heavy Duty DEWALT Contractor was built in a DeWalt theme. The FX-4, also called Fahrenheit F-150, was built for outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts. The Street Scene Equipment version is a lowered truck built with performance and style. The Hi-Pa Drive F-150 was powered by 4 electric in-wheel motors rated over 480 hp (360 kW) and over 375 ft·lbf (508 N·m) torque combined.[9]

Ford SVT Raptor

F-150 Raptor

The SVT Raptor entered showrooms in late 2009 as a dedicated off-roader. It debuted in 2010 and sales were much better than expected. It was powered by a 5.4 L (330 CID) engine, with a 6.2 L option. The 6.2 L (379 CID) engine has 411 horsepower (306 kW) and434 ft·lbf (588 N·m) of torque.[4] The suggested retail price was $3000 over the 5.4 L model. A six-speed automatic is standard.[10] It has Fox Racing Shox internal bypass shocks with external reservoirs which allows for 11" of suspension travel in front, and 12" in the rear. It comes standard with 35" BFGoodrich All Terrain tires, and a rear Locking differential with a 4.10:1 gear ratio. Also, it is available in solid black, white, blue, and orange with a "digital mud" decal scheme as an option.[11] In April 2011, Ford sold 1,186 Raptors, outselling Honda's Ridgeline.[12] The first production Raptor, orange with the digital mud graphic, sold at an auction for $130,000. Ford donated all proceeds above the MSRP to charity. The race version, F-150 SVT Raptor R, was built for the Baja 1000 races. It uses a 6.2 L engine rated at 500 hp.[13]

2010 SVT Raptor

For 2011, the SVT Raptor would be powered exclusively with the 6.2 L V8 as the only engine choice. Other notable changes to the 2011 SVT Raptor include availability in a 4-door Super Crew cab and a new color option Ingot Silver Metallic making the Raptor available in a total of five colors.[14]

2012 Raptors eliminated the open differential in the front end in favor of a Torsen helical gear limited slip differential.[15]

Body, frame, and features

From the A-pillar forward, the Raptor has a composite hood and fenders different from other F-150s and is bereft of the blue oval badge in the grille. SVT widened the track by 7 inches, and so its 5.5-foot box is unique to the Raptor as well.[16] The Raptor's height is 2 inches over a standard Supercrew. It also features new, internal bypass shocks, designed by Foxx Racing Shox.

The Raptor has new leaf springs and shocks, new front upper- and lower-A-arms, and a wider, thicker-walled rear axle. It's the first Ford with hill-descent control and comes with an electronic differential locker that lets the driver keep it locked at high speeds when the Raptor's Off Road Mode is engaged. Off Road Mode is a feature unique to the Raptor which allows more controlled, aggressive driving while in situations where increased traction and braking are necessary. The Raptor's Off Road Mode allows ABS, roll stability control and traction control to be completely turned off giving the driver total control over the driving experience. Off Road Mode also changes the Raptor's throttle sensitivity and transmission shift points causing a more linear power curve for low traction situations.

Towing capacity is up to 8,000 pounds with a 1,770-pound payload (Super Crew only).[17] Interior changes include high-bolster seats, a special steering wheel, a redesigned center console and auxiliary switches connected to pre-wired pass though leads allowing ease of aftermarket product installation. Ford originally promised a value price and a multi-year run—final pricing came in at $42,000.00 for 2010.