Ford Authority is reporting that Ford’s 5.0-liter “Coyote” V8, a popular engine for F-150 and Mustang, will be replaced by a more efficient 4.8-liter V8 for model year 2018.
Ford Authority, which credits an unnamed source for informing them about the switch, states that the new engine will feature direct and port fuel injection, or dual injection, something that the outgoing 5.0 is lacking.
Ford’s 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engines are also equipped with dual injection.
The new 4.8 should have a higher compression ratio than Coyote’s current 11.0:1, Ford Authority reports. More compression can equate to more power.
Ford’s 5.0 was first offered from 1978 to 1996. It then reemerged in 2011, according to foxnews.com.
The new 4.8 will be built at the Essex Engine Plant in Windsor, Ontario, Canada where the 5.0 is currently produced.