2014 F-150 ‘Tremor’: Ford’s First EcoBoost-Powered Truck
The 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor is the first-ever EcoBoost-powered sport truck that aims to satisfy the wants and needs of street truck enthusiasts looking for high-performance V8 power with V6 fuel economy. The short-wheelbase, regular-cab Tremor goes on sale in the USA this autumn with an EcoBoost engine and a launch-optimized 4.10 rear axle – the shortest final drive ratio offered in an EcoBoost F-150 – helping provide customers with improved acceleration.
Tremor signals its sport truck capabilities with a custom-inspired ‘FX Appearance Package’ featuring flat-black accents that include 20-inch flat-black wheels, stylised bodyside graphics and black badges with red lettering.
Tremor is the only regular-cab F-150 offering a flow-through centre console and bucket seats. Interior touches include black leather seating surfaces with red piping, brushed-metal accents and a red-stitched steering wheel.
“The new Tremor gives F-150 customers yet another option to drive a highly capable, distinctive performance truck with features typically found only in the aftermarket,” said Brian Bell, F-150 product marketing manager. “Plus, the Built Ford Tough EcoBoost engine is available for the first time in a short-wheelbase F-150.”
F-150 Tremor is powered by Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, which features:
• 365 horsepower at 5,000 rpm on regular fuel
• 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,500 rpm
• Twin independent variable camshaft timing for better performance and fuel economy
• Up to 90 percent peak torque available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm
An electronic locking rear differential that’s standard for both two- and four-wheel-drive versions means improved traction during takeoff.