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5.4L Ford Engine Specifications

by A.J. Andrews

Ford uses the 5.4-liter V8 engine as a powerful utilitarian motor for the F-150 line of trucks, as well as for use in high-performance sports cars such as the Shelby GT500.

Standard

The entry-level, 5.4-liter SOHC V8 Ford modular engine puts out 260 horsepower at 4,500 RPM and has an engine displacement of 5,408 cc. It produces 350 foot-pounds of torque, has a compression ratio of 9:1, a 3.55-inch bore and a 4.16-inch stroke. The engine features Variable Camshaft Timing (VMT), which adds efficiency to the engine during intake and exhaust valve actuation, and has Charge Motion Control Valves (CMCVs), which make engine combustion more effective at lower RPMs.

Supercharged

Used in high-performance vehicles, such as the SVT Lightning, the modified version of the 5.4-liter V8 Triton gets 380 horsepower when operating at 4,750 RPM, puts out 450 ft.-lbs. of torque at 3,250 RPM and redlines at 5,250 RPM. The motor has advanced electronic engine controls, aluminum heads and a solid cast-iron block.

Applications

Ford has used the 5.4-liter V8 in several of its vehicles, including the Expedition and Excursion sport utility vehicles. The motor also powers versions of the Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT) Mustang Cobra and the Ford GT supercar.

About the Author

A.J. Andrews' work has appeared in Food and Wine, Fricote and "BBC Good Food." He lives in Europe where he bakes with wild yeast, milks goats for cheese and prepares for the Court of Master Sommeliers level II exam. Andrews received formal training at Le Cordon Bleu.

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