Ford's extensive use of aluminum shaved 732 pounds from the weight of two comparable trucks the company weighed for the media at an event earlier this week.
Ford showed two trucks on scales to demonstrate the light-weighting of the new truck when compared to the 2014 model-year version. Ford brought a 2015 F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4x4 with a 2.7L V-6 EcoBoost engine that weighed 4,942 pounds. Ford also brought a comparable 2014 F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4x4 with a 5.0L V-8 that weighed 5,674 pounds.
Ford has not released the curb weights or gross vehicle weights of the 2015 F-150 trucks, said Mike Levine, Ford's truck communications manager. Levine said the trucks Ford brought to the event has one-eighths of a tank of fuel, as well as coolant, oil and washer fluid. The curb weight of a pickup truck is measured without fluids.
Ford also released engine specifications and towing capabilities for the truck, which will get two new engines from the 2014 model.