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2nd generation ecoboost?

So, in the process of my exhaustive research on the Transit platform before hopefully ordering one this coming winter (2018 model), I have found that the 2017 F150 w/ecoboost (and the Ford GT) will house the 2nd gen iteration of the engine, which, among other slight changes, will incorporate both direct injection AND port injection, and which will hopefully cure the dreaded coking of specific intake valves that has apparently plagued various turbocharged DI engines throughout the automotive industry.


My question is (and I have not been able to find this out anywhere else, including any dealer to date), will this updated ecoboost be finding its way into the Transit lineup? Does any of you out there know or have heard anything cogent about this possibility?


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As far as I know, that 3.5L 2nd-gen engine started shipping with the 2017 model Transit. I read an article months back about how they put millions of dollars into updating the engine. But the only specific change I know of is the addition of the single fuel injector at the intake side, to keep internals clean. To me, a big deal and worth waiting for the 2017's IMO, which started shipping around October 2016 IIRC. I'd be interested if others knew of other changes to the engine.
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Trying another time to post... if you can read this, the updated 3.5L engine started shipping in Transits with the 2017 model, which started shipping around October 2016.
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If I read it correctly the engine is in the Ford GT and the Raptor. I suspect it may also be in the Mustang. I doubt it will ever be a Transit option but who knows, we can always dream.

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Why would they not continue to offer the 3.5 ecoboost in the Transit? It wouldn't be tuned and outfitted the same as the GT, but it will be the same engine, just like it's the same as the current Mustang.

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My actual question was, assuming that the gen 1 ecoboost has been superseded by gen 2 due to improvements that solve known problems and provide increased performance and efficiency, coupled with the EB's huge popularity, and the logical construct that Ford won't build two versions of the same engine, how SOON the gen 2 engine will be introduced to the Transit line.


As in, I don't want to buy a vehicle with a leftover gen 1 engine in it.


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come back in 2020, the vast majority of sales are to the commercial truck market, we are still dreaming about, and asking for the upgraded transmission.

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Ford will probably build a different 3.5L EcoBoost engine for the heavier trucks that has more torque versus horsepower. They will allocate more of the engines to the F-150 and cars and fewer to the larger heavier trucks. Not sure the 10 speed automatic will show up in the Transit as it is not calculated as part of the EPA numbers for fuel mileage. Tried to get some information on the 2018 Transit from my contacts and nothing is looking to be added other than 2 possible new colors.
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My actual question was, assuming that the gen 1 ecoboost has been superseded by gen 2 due to improvements that solve known problems and provide increased performance and efficiency, coupled with the EB's huge popularity, and the logical construct that Ford won't build two versions of the same engine, how SOON the gen 2 engine will be introduced to the Transit line.


As in, I don't want to buy a vehicle with a leftover gen 1 engine in it.


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CrewVanMan's explanation seems the most logical. It could well be that these new Gen2 motors will make their debut in a smaller marketplace so that they can be given time to work out the bugs. I personally try to steer clear of any automobile manufacturers new and improved engine technology until it's been out there for a couple of years. I experienced the Diesel transitions and learned some hard lessons.

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