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Like we're not drooling over the 6.2L already.
Supposedly, the 5.4L is going the way of the Dodo bird.
The ecoboost currently available in the Flex, MKS and MKT make their 350lb-ft. starting at 1500 rpm. I don't see where the ecoboost would be more expensive to maintain, maybe takes a bit more oil or something but just because it's turbocharged doesn't really mean more to maintain. In my opinion, I'd say make the ecoboost v6 standard, then the 5.0 and keep a higher number 6.2 for the Raptor, H-D and Super Duty.So why get rid of the 4.6 / 5.4 Modular design in the first place? Technically, it is a more advanced platform...the new platform may well out-last the former, but how many people drive vehicles past 300Kmi anyway? By the time I could get that many miles on an engine, they'll have a solar version that makes 500 HP with 1000 ft. lbs of torque! The EcoBoost is an expensive engine to make and will be even more expensive to maintain / repair...and it's torque will only be available at high RPM's.