New 2016 Ford F-150 was announced several months ago and since then you could have read various articles on this topic. However, the latest information from the Ford says few trim levels of this truck will have some special features thus we proudly present 2016 Ford F-150 Special Edition. These features are mostly related to the truck’s outlook but some of them are going to leave you speechless. The F-150 is the best-selling truck on the North American market hence it means it already has some special features. 2016 model has much more upgrades than ever before, therefore in our opinion it will have even better sales figures once it is released. Competition in this class is tough but we don’t doubt leader position of new F-150 will be jeopardized. Before we introduce what is so special about Special Edition we will once again present the main characteristics of the 2016 Ford F-150, focusing on the engine and some design innovations.
2016 Ford F-150 ENGINE AND SPECS
Special Edition of 2016 Ford F-150 will have as same engine as regular F-150. Ford abandoned 6.2l V8 that could deliver 411 HP. 2016 model is going to have brand new 3.5l EcoBoost six-cylinder. Unfortunately, Ford keeps power and towing figures off record, but nevertheless we are sure new engine will have better output than the previous one. This engine unit is going to be mated with ten-speed automatic transmission and we can’t expect manual option. Usually Ford trucks don’t have manual transmission, contrary to European automakers. In order to improve fuel economy, the weight of 2016 Ford-150 was reduced for approximately 500lbs. 2016 Ford F-150 Special Edition will have exactly the same weight. It is important to mention Baja speed mode, for all those who like fast trucks.
Review of 2016 Ford F-150 Special Edition
2016 Ford F-150 Special Edition will have same engine as regular F-150, and everything under the hood will remain unchanged. However, there are some speculations that Ford will use 5.0l eight-cylinder which runs on propane. Please don’t take this to the bank and wait for the official information. The real difference is in exterior and interior. Apart from Special Edition Package it will have SYNC 3 and brand-new Pro Trailer Backup Assist. There are two trim levels of the Special Edition: Lariat and XLT trim level. Mutual features for these levels are: black running boards, unique graphics, red sport lettering and smoked headlights. The main difference between these two models is in grille. Both of them will have anodized grille, just XLT’s grille will come with black accents and Lariat’s is going to have red touches. Seats are going to be completely different than ordinary F-150.
Special Edition of Ford F-150 2016 will have Alcantra seats with red bolsters and stiches in the same color. It seems that red is all over the place because it can be found on instrument panel, gear selector boot and even on the steering wheel. The newest infotainment system, SYNC 3, is used and thanks to this system several features are improved. Voice recognition is one of them, as well as touch screen with better and simpler graphics. Thanks to SYNC 3 high-speed performance is also enhanced. Pro Trailer Backup Assist system comes in handy when you want to back up your trailer. This system uses new camera technology that enables driver to steer the trailer easily.
Image of new Ford F-150 Special Edition
2016 Ford F-150 Special Edition RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
We must let you down, but price of 2016 Ford F-150 Special Edition is not available. It will definitely cost more than ordinary F-150 but we don’t know exactly how much. Launching of this truck should happen by the end of 2015, thus we suppose we don’t need to wait a lot of time to find out the exact price. For more info try to find more info on edmunds. Or if you want, you can read something about his predcessor ford f 150 special edition 2013 on caranddriver.