The Ford Motor Company just announced that the 2019 F-150 Limited will be a lot more powerful thanks to the addition of Ford Raptor’s high-output 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 engine. The upgraded V-6 will still displace the same 3.5 liters as the 2018 Limited’s engine, yet will produce 75 horsepower and 30 pound-feet of torque more. In all, this twin-turbo, intercooled DOHC 24-valve engine generates 450 horsepower and the 510 pound-feet of torque, impressive numbers for any V-6.
“F-150 Limited customers create their own success. The truck is their reward,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “They wanted more power, so we combined Raptor’s engine with Limited’s business-class features to deliver Baja fierceness, boardroom style and the grit to tackle tough jobs.”
In addition to the upgraded engine, the 2019 F-150 Limited will also sport a new dual exhaust system with exhaust tips smoothly integrated into new rear bumper cutouts, and improvements to the interior including a Miko suede headliner, leather-topped instrument panel and door panels, and new Camel Back two-tone leather seats. The 2019 Limited will also feature a heated steering wheel and heated and ventilated captain’s seats. Each new F-150 Limited includes a laser-etched plaque on the center console armrest bearing the truck’s serial number.
Design elements of the 2019 F-150 Limited include raised Limited lettering on the hood, polished aluminum 22-inch wheels, unique satin-finish grille and tailgate applique, and satin-finish window trim and door handles. Standard power-deployable running boards, remote start, tailgate release and a twin-panel moon roof helps make the new F-150 Limited a premium choice.
The 2019 F-150 Limited will also deliver the latest advances in towing and hauling technology. An integrated trailer brake controller is standard, as is a 360-degree camera with split-view display with dynamic hitch assist to simplify the hitching process. Class-exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist is optional to make maneuvering easier by letting drivers rotate a knob to control its direction, with the truck automatically steering to follow the course selected.
F-150 Limited’s driver-assist technology works to reduce stress when towing, hauling, or daily driving. Standard adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality allows drivers to set a cruising speed, and then uses radar and camera technology to monitor traffic ahead to maintain a set distance between vehicles – even following one down to a complete stop. Standard Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking helps drivers avoid or mitigate collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians. Active park assist to aid in parallel parking, plus a Lane-Keeping System that provides alerts and assistance with lane drift are standard as well.
The towing and payload numbers for the 2019 F-150 Limited haven’t been released yet, but we expect little change from the 2018 model, which offered a payload between 1,485 and 1,747 pounds, and a maximum tow rating of 7,000 pounds.