Recent publicly-available contracts between Ford and the United Auto Works union have revealed some of the company's plans for the future, with the big news being that the automaker is working on a new version of its global V6 engine.
Car and Driver reports that Ford is developing a smaller version of its V6 engine that most are assuming will be aimed at increasing fuel economy even further for Ford vehicles. The V6 has been a powerful tool for Ford in recent years, as it has quickly become a popular option on vehicles where the V8 was formerly king, such as the F-150 and Mustang.
The new version of the V6 is said to be somewhere between 2.5- and 3.0-liters, with goals of 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. MPGs were not revealed in the document.
Among the other revelations were a new Ford Transit van to be made in the U.S. and a supercharged 5.8-liter V8 that will likely debut on the 2013 Shelby GT500.
As proven by Ford's recent advancements in the field, the engine is the most important aspect of the car. Drivers need to be sure that they keep up with their oil changes and other car maintenance to keep this critical part running perfectly.