Insane gas prices and declining truck sales have prompted Ford to rethink its plans for its large trucks and SUVs. Ford told suppliers last week to stop work on a 6.2L V8 engine that was going to go into the new F-Series pickups.
The engine was originally planned to go into production as early as next year, but now those plans have been scrapped…well at least for the F-150. It’s still uncertain if it will appear in the larger F-Series Super Duty trucks. The V8 was already taken out of the plans for the next-generation Expedition and Lincoln Navigator.
Internally the engine program was known as Boss and was Ford’s answer to GM’s large displacement V8s. Ford has said that the program is still on but the plans have been scaled back. The displacement of the engine that Ford is working on now, is unknown and will be sold in much lower volumes than originally planned.
It’s possible that the Boss name could be applied to a new 5.0L V8 that is rumored for the next Mustang.