To get the 2015 Ford F-150’s new 2.7L twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 that online at the Lima, Ohio engine plant, Ford Motor Company is investing a hefty half-billion dollars at the facility.
The $500 million will go towards adding a new flexible engine assembly system, along with renovating 700,000 square feet of the plant for machining and assembly areas. The Lima factory already builds Ford’s 3.5-liter and 3.7-liter Duratec V6 engines. The plant opened in 1957, and it’s on track to build its 40 millionth engine later this year.
Along with the 2.7L EcoBoost, the 2015 F-150 will be offered with the naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and 5.0-liter Coyote V8.