The 2019 F-150 Limited will go on sale this year. Ford's F series is on pace to break a sales record set in 2004.
DETROIT -- The most expensive version of the F-150 pickup is adding a Raptor roar in Ford's latest thrust in Detroit's hypercompetitive truck sector.
Ford Motor Co. said this week it will offer a high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine -- which has been available only on the F-150 Raptor performance pickup -- on its 2019 F-150 Limited trim. The engine is the most powerful in the F-150's lineup, producing 450 hp and 510 pound-feet of torque. It will be paired with the automaker's 10-speed transmission.
Ford did not disclose pricing, but the 2018 Limited trim starts at more than $60,000.
The 2019 model will include a suede headliner, leather-topped instrument and door panels, ash swirl wood trim and special graphics.
The interior also will feature leather-wrapped massaging seats, a heated steering wheel and heated-or-cooled front seats.
Technology will include standard adaptive cruise control, standard precollision assist with automatic emergency braking, active park assist and a lane-keeping system. It will come with the Sync 3 infotainment system and 4G LTE Wi-Fi, among other features.
The 2019 F-150 Limited will go on sale this year. Ford's F series is on pace to break a sales record set in 2004, although it will face increased competition the rest of the year as crosstown rivals introduce redesigned versions of the Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.
In addition to the new engine coming on the Limited trim, Ford this year offered an F-150 diesel engine option for the first time.