When the Ford F-150 Tremor debuted back in December 2020, it did so as a more affordable, less hardcore, yet still off-road-oriented alternative to the F-150 Raptor. However, for the F-150 Tremor’s first two model years, the pickup was only available with one single engine option – the twin-turbocharged Ford 3.5L V6 EcoBoost, just like the Raptor, albeit the less powerful, non-H.O. variant of that powerplant. However, sources familiar with the matter have said that the 2023 Ford F-150 Tremor now comes standard with the naturally-aspirated Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote engine.
In spite of this major change, the 3.5L V6 EcoBoost remains optional on the rugged 2023 Ford F-150 Tremor for those that prefer it. In the 2022 model year, the Coyote V8 present in the F-150 lineup produces 400 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, while the 3.5L EcoBoost is rated to produce 400 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, so those that crave a V8 in their pickup are giving up a bit in the way of power, at least.
In addition to this change, Ford also dropped the standard, 400A equipment group from the F-150 Tremor lineup for 2023, as Ford Authority reported yesterday, which means that this particular model could be getting at least $6,000 more expensive given the current price differences between the 400A “Standard” and 401A “Mid” equipment groups.
In addition to these changes, the F-150 lineup is receiving a host of new variants for the 2023 model year, including the retro-inspired Heritage Edition, the entry-level, off-road focused Rattler, and the supercharged, V8-powered 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R. Additionally, Area 51 will be joining the pickup’s available exterior colors list, a hue that has recently been spotted on a Ford F-150 Lightning and a Heritage Edition model.
Source: Ford Authority