Reviews 2021 Ford F-150: Everything We Think We Know About What's Next
The Most Significant "Debuts" of the Canceled 2020 Geneva Auto Show
Coronavirus fears shut down the show, but automakers debuted these viral rides anyway.But even without a physical venue, the show must—and did—go on. Many new cars that were set to make their debut at the Geneva auto show were still revealed digitally online, and some automakers even put on virtual press conferences live-streamed to the web. Geneva has historically been the show where automakers debut their fastest, most exclusive, most high-tech, [insert any other relevant superlatives here] new production models and concept cars, and this year's remote event was no exception.
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But we don't know everything yet, even while we have some strong guesses about what's coming down the road. Here, we've gathered together a list of features and special models we think you'll want to watch for.
1967 Mustang Is the Perfect Blueprint for a Coyote Swap
Wicked Fabrication has become the go-to shop for late-model Coyote V-8 swaps, and Byron Tudor’s 1967 Mustang is the latest example.The good thing we speak of is the 1967 coupe that was given to Byron by his girlfriend's sister, Holly. Holly had driven the plain white coupe for a number of years before parking it in the late '90s due to its declining condition and concerns regarding reliability. After having it sit in her garage for nearly 20 years and concluding she was unlikely to get it back on the road, Holly offered it to Byron—free of charge. It was important to Holly that her Mustang go to a good home.
Read on to see what's coming soon to a 2021 Ford F-150 near you.
2021 Ford F-150 Electric
It's no secret an F-150 EV is coming, because. We've even seen one . But it's not here at launch (the image above is our rendering of what one might look like), and that means it may not emerge at all as a production vehicle until a future model year. We've seen under the skin, with motors and batteries packed in and around the conventional truck frame.
But the exact configuration—an electric motor or more at each axle on all versions, or some with just one electric motor in all?—remain to be seen. Same goes for the F-150 EV's range, or its total system horsepower and torque—not to mention its payload and towing figures.
1964 Ford Mustang Test Car Photos You've Never Seen
The 1964 Ford Mustang was performance tested by MotorTrend magazine. Here are unseen archival photos from those tests.The bright red test Mustang clocked a 0-60 mph time of 7.5 seconds and got to the end of the quarter mile in 15.7 seconds at a top speed of 89 mph. MotorTrend published its story in the August 1964 issue. These archive photos are from that test day in Riverside. Most of them were not published.
Remember, there will be an electrified F-150 at launch, just not of the plug-in variety. The F-150 "Full Hybrid" is essentially the same system you can find in a. Its V-6 will offer a 3.5-liter, twin-turbo EcoBoost engine backed up by a 47-hp electric motor integrated into the 10-speed automatic transmission, and fed juice by a 1.5-kWh lithium-ion battery. is good for 3 miles of electric-only range, 500 miles of total range on a single tank of gas, and up to 27/29 mpg city/highway.
TheHybrid will offer buyers "exportable power," too: That means up to 7.2 kW to power one 240-volt and four 120-volt outlets in the bed, for plenty of worksite—or tailgate party—electricity. We'd be surprised if the EV version didn't offer this generator capability as well.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Confirmed: Here Are the First Official Photos
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Confirmed: Here Are the First Official PhotosBut the Blue Oval confirms that the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 will be perched on the highest rung of the 5.0-liter Mustang ladder—at least for however long the limited-edition model remains on sale.
2021 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel
If you're a fan of the ample torque and great fuel economy of the current F-150's available Power Stroke turbodiesel engine, you'll be happy to know that it's returning for the 2021 model. Offered first on the 2019 model, the "Lion" is a 3.0-liter V-6 that produces 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque, delivering exceptional real-world economy in.
Ford hasn't indicated the horsepower or torque of any of the 2021 F-150's engines, and we also were unable to find a horsepower figure for the 2021 turbodiesel in a VIN decoder. That, combined with the fact that the Lion trails behind its rivals in terms of output—theand the —makes it seem entirely possible Ford will bump the output and/or fuel-economy for this engine.
2021 Ford F-150 Raptor
The Raptor is definitely coming, but in what form, exactly? We are fairly surefor rear seat access, is dead. That leaves the SuperCrew body style as the only one that'll be sold as a 2021. And that leaves us thinking that the current Raptor may carry over to the 2021 model year, rather than being an all-new desert runner based on the new-for-2021 regular F-150.
2021 BMW 5-Series First Look: Five for Fighting
2021 BMW 5-Series First Look: Five for FightingThe entire 5-Series lineup undergoes a thorough makeover for the 2021 model year. The most obvious changes are to its bodywork. The grille, unsurprisingly, swells slightly—now wider and taller than before. The design of the car's standard LED headlights now brings its looks in line with those of the smaller 3-Series. All 5-Series models get new taillights and tailpipes, too.
Whenever the new Raptor arrives, it seems like it'll run coil springs rather than leaf springs.that clearly did not have leaf springs underneath. The mule's Raptor bodywork and beefy off-road wheel and tire package are further evidence. Consider, too, that the regular F-150 will run conventional leaf springs in all the configurations revealed at launch. That seems to indicate that the five-link rear setup, with a live axle and coil springs, will be an exclusive feature of the Raptor. Just maybe not for 2021.
What about a V-8? It's the sort of thing we've been fantasizing about since the second-generation Raptor debuted with the EcoBoost V-6, a more powerful but less engaging replacement for the original version's 6.2-liter V-8. Rumors are flying that a Raptor version of the Bronco will be fitted with a V-8, especially given all the hoopla about the upcoming. But with Ford's investment in the EcoBoost line of engines we think another twin-turbo V-6 is a safer bet for both vehicles.
2021 Ford F-150 Air Suspension
Before Ford told us the specifics of the suspension setup on the 2021 F-150 a few days ago, we weren't sure if all F-150s might move to a coil-sprung setup like we'd seen on the Raptor mule, as discussed above. The specs do make it clear that non-Raptor F-150s will continue to use traditional leaf springs, which do offer some real-world benefits, particular in terms of cost and load handling. But it'll be a point of differentiation with our, which is coil sprung and provides an exceptional ride (albeit with a slight penalty to payload and towing capacities).
But given the 2021 F-150's focus on outright capability, claiming at least 12,000 pounds of towing in its most capable configuration, and its heavy-duty rear leaf springs, it's possible Ford will combine the best of both worlds and offer an air-suspension option. Currently class-exclusive to the Ram 1500, air suspension allows for load leveling and height adjustment. And it'd give the F-150 a real advantage in having stouter towing numbers as well as the advantages of air suspension without giving up the availability of the cost-effective and capable leaf-spring setup.
Ford Mustang successor will live through the end of this decade, report says .
Production of the 7th-generation pony car should start in 2022, which suggests a reveal could happen as soon as next year.Citing sources close to the Blue Oval's plans, industry publication Automotive News reported Monday that Ford will keep this next pony car around for a lengthy eight-year product cycle. AN's sources also reaffirmed a 2022 production start date, which would give the next Mustang life through the end of this decade at least.