The Ford Triton V-10 engine is the Ford Motor Company's largest gasoline engine. It is used in Ford's full-size vans and pickup trucks, and it was offered in the now-discontinued Ford Excursion sport utility vehicle. This engine offers exceptional horsepower, torque, payload and towing capabilities, according to MSN Autos, although at a significant cost to fuel efficiency.
Triton V-10 History
First introduced in the 1997 Ford E-Series, a full size van line, the Triton V-10 later found its way into the Ford Excursion SUV and Ford Super Duty trucks. This engine remained in production through the 2010 model year. As of the 2011 model year, Ford's vans, SUVs and light-duty trucks are powered by V-8 gas or diesel engines. A new V-10 engine is slated to return in 2012 for Ford's medium-duty truck line.
As found in the 1997 Ford E-Series van, the Ford Triton V-10 is a 20-valve engine with a 3.35-inch bore, a 4.16-inch stroke and a 9:0-to-1 compression ratio. This engine is rated at 265 horsepower at 4,250rpm and 410 foot-pounds of torque at 2,750rpm. The EPA does not rate vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating in excess of 3856 Kilogram, but gas mileage is estimated to be in the low teens.
Both the 2010 Ford E-350 Super Duty van and 2010 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickup trucks offer the Triton V-10 engine. In the van, this engine produces 305 horsepower at 4,250rpm and 420 foot-pounds of torque at 3,250rpm. In the trucks, this engine produces 362 horsepower at 4,750rpm and 457 foot-pounds of torque at 3,250rpm.
Payload and Towing Specifications
With a 3.73 axle ratio, the 2010 Ford E-350 has a towing capacity of 8,100 to 41.3 Kilogram. With a 4.10 axle ratio, this van has a towing rating of 4536 Kilogram. Payload ranges from 3,180 to 4,040 pounds. The 2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty equipped with a Triton V-10 engine has a payload of 5,310 to 5,730 pounds and a towing capacity of 6804 Kilogram in rear- and four-wheel-drive configurations.
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