Ford Giving Test Drives of 2011 F-150
With a new 3.5-liter EcoBoost unit, the twin-turbocharged. direct-injection V6 mill is capable of great power (400 mark) for both horsepower and torque. Also debuting: the 3.7-licter V6 base engine, the 5.0-liter V8, and the top-of-the-line 6.2-liter V8 for the Platinum edition truck.
The Built Ford Tough Roundup kicks off in Texas on Saturday, September 25th, 2010, then on to Maryland, Georgia, Florida and finally California.
This is a great opportunity to check out these vehicles if you're interested in buying, without feeling any pressure from a car salesman.
Those interested can register online at DriveF150.com.
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