2021 Ford F-150 Tremor Engine Decision Is Final

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And here's why.

As we anxiously wait for the unveiling of the third-generation F-150 Raptor, the Blue Oval treated us to another off-road debut. The 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor debuted last week with even more capability than the already impressive FX4 package. For those who think the Raptor will be a bit too extreme for them, then the Tremor is calling your name. Scrolling through its extensive list of features, one main thing caught some attention: the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 is the sole engine option. Like all new F-150s, a 10-speed automatic transmission is standard. But will Ford offer the Tremor with the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 at some point? Nope.

The automaker confirmed to The Drive the Tremor will be V6 gasoline-only, so no V8 or 3.0-liter PowerStroke V6 turbo diesel.

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There were no mechanical reasons behind the automaker's decision on the matter, with a spokesperson stating the following: "No, not mechanical. More simplifying." In other words, it didn't make financial or marketing sense to build the Tremor with more than one engine option. Still, it's not like the F-150 Tremor is lacking in the power department. Its V6 produces a solid 400 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. Towing is rated at 10,900 pounds and maximum payload is 1,885 pounds. Four-wheel-drive is standard and only the SuperCrew with a 5.5-foot box configuration is available. Again, this was done to keep things simple.

Some off-road suspension upgrades include retuned springs at all four corners for added ground clearance, revised front hub knuckles and upper control arms. There are trim-specific monotube shocks up front and twin-tube shocks in the rear.

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A set of 33-inch General Grabber all-terrain tires wrapped in 18-inch wheels with a matte finish are standard. Compared to a regular F-150, the Tremor measures one-inch wider and boasts a 27.6-degree approach angle, 21.2-degree breakover angle, and 24.3-degree departure angle. A locking front and rear differential are standard and a Torsen limited slip-diff is optional. Enthusiasts will appreciate the Raptor-inspired torque-on-demand transfer case and bash plates.

There's also Raptor-style running boards, high-flow dual exhausts, and a six-position auxiliary power switch pack inside on the overhead console. Recovery hooks, a redesigned hood, a blacked-out logo grille, and Active Orange exterior accents are also part of the package. Sales will get underway next summer.

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Source Credits: The Drive
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