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2.7 Gm motor #13305602 10/08/19 07:57 PM
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Anyone towing with this engine in a crew can pick up?

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Interested as well.

Ford has done well with the ecoboost motors, I think GM could do well with their version, toned down performance when compared to the ecoboost, but economy that it cant achieve.

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Originally Posted by d
Anyone towing with this engine in a crew can pick up?


No one is towing very much with it.

It is more powerful than the 4.3L V-6 brick that should have been retired years ago but that isn't saying much.

20 mpg city, 23 highway and 21 combined isn't going to win any awards and it isn't going to win any fans.

Now if they would have put it in the Colorado they might find some uniformed people to give it a go.


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Originally Posted by d
Anyone towing with this engine in a crew can pick up?

I thought Ford was the only one making pickups out of cans


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Originally Posted by BigDozer66
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Anyone towing with this engine in a crew can pick up?


No one is towing very much with it.

It is more powerful than the 4.3L V-6 brick that should have been retired years ago but that isn't saying much.

20 mpg city, 23 highway and 21 combined isn't going to win any awards and it isn't going to win any fans.

Now if they would have put it in the Colorado they might find some uniformed people to give it a go.

310 hp and 348 foot pounds of torque from 1500 rpm.... that's almost the same horse power and torque figures as the 6.0 v-8 from a few years ago oh yeah and the torque came in at a 1/3 of the rpm.

It beats the pants off the 4.3, not that the 4.3 was bad to begin with, it lasting as long as it did speaks for itself. Some independent tests have shown better than 23 hwy. If you care at all about fuel consumption I think it would be easy to get better than 23 in one. I have seen a few on the road, I do wonder how many have been produced. I would bet the typical 2.7 buyer isn't the kind to get on media outlets and talk it up.

I don't think your giving nearly as much credit as it may deserve.

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Originally Posted by redchevy
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Anyone towing with this engine in a crew can pick up?


No one is towing very much with it.

It is more powerful than the 4.3L V-6 brick that should have been retired years ago but that isn't saying much.

20 mpg city, 23 highway and 21 combined isn't going to win any awards and it isn't going to win any fans.

Now if they would have put it in the Colorado they might find some uniformed people to give it a go.

310 hp and 348 foot pounds of torque from 1500 rpm.... that's almost the same horse power and torque figures as the 6.0 v-8 from a few years ago oh yeah and the torque came in at a 1/3 of the rpm.

It beats the pants off the 4.3, not that the 4.3 was bad to begin with, it lasting as long as it did speaks for itself. Some independent tests have shown better than 23 hwy. If you care at all about fuel consumption I think it would be easy to get better than 23 in one. I have seen a few on the road, I do wonder how many have been produced. I would bet the typical 2.7 buyer isn't the kind to get on media outlets and talk it up.

I don't think your giving nearly as much credit as it may deserve.


I am glad that GM is finally coming out with some new engines since the "current" lineup of gas engines is a decade passed their life. hmmm

I just don't think the 4 cylinder is going to fly in a full sized truck but the Bowtie lovers will buy them no matter what.

We get 20-21 in the city in our 2017 F150 SuperCrew FX4 3.5L Ecoboost and 25-26 on the highway.

We have gotten 27 on a long trip out to West Texas but that is flat lands out there for the most part.

The 2.7L Ecoboosts is a few MPG's better than that but they are V-6's.

Looks like the 2.7L I4 will be the upgrade option for the Cadillac CT4-V which would be a great platform for it. cheers


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Curious, are those numbers you claim your getting from an ecoboost while it was towed behind something else? with a 50 mile per hour tail wind? or driving 50 mph?

So the GM 2.7 only gets 23 hwy but the ford 3.5 gets 27?

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The City numbers are driving whatever the speed limit is when the traffic allows.

There are a few places were we actually are able to do 55 around town but most is just your everyday stop and go.

Just remember we don't live in DFW or Houston. thumb

The 27 we got was at 75 mph, no tail winds, and it was almost flat the whole 10 hour trip to and from Amarillo.

Like I said most highway miles aren't near that flat so it drops in the 25 range most of the time. cheers

The secret to keeping the numbers up on an EcoBoost or any other Turbo engine is to keep the Turbo(s) from spooling up.

If you are relying on the Turbo to get the vehicle moving and keep it moving then the MPG's will be down. peep

Our truck has the 10 speed transmission and 3.55 rear end gears and if I put it in Sport Mode the MPG's drop considerably.

In Sport Mode it will stay in 7th or 8th gear up to 60 MPH and as you are aware it revs each gear higher which I am sure kicks the turbo's on frequently. bolt


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My 2.7l ecoboost is pretty dang stout. It has better numbers than the GM but I bet their little turbo gives the 5.3l a run for the money while towing a load.

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Originally Posted by BigDozer66

The 27 we got was at 75 mph, no tail winds, and it was almost flat the whole 10 hour trip to and from Amarillo.


Do it again or it didn't happen.... my bet is it didn't happen lololololololololol roflmao

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Originally Posted by Samsonsworld
My 2.7l ecoboost is pretty dang stout. It has better numbers than the GM but I bet their little turbo gives the 5.3l a run for the money while towing a load.

Id love to see the two torque curves overlaid, I bet you're right. Many of the reviews I have read and watched on them also indicate it performs better towing than the 5.3, which I would expect with almost 350 foot pounds available from 1500 on up. The 5.3 doesn't make peak torque till 4000+ rpm.

Not ready yet, thankfully as id like to give them a few years, but it is an option I am considering to replace my wifes ride.

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