Ford Pipes In Fake Engine Noise for 2015 Luxury, EcoBoost Powered F-150s
Ever since Ford released their EcoBoost engines, their has been criticism over how the trucks sound. Now with a smaller engine on the horizon, Ford has addressed this critic by piping in engine noise into the cabin. Yep, the EcoBoost will now have fake engine noise.
A report on RoadandTrack.com says that both the 2015 Mustang and 2015 F-150 will have V8 engine noise piped into the cabins of smaller EcoBoost powered trucks with a higher-trim level. This sound will mimic the larger engine and with the amount of sound deadening in the cabin, it will surely fool most owners.
Ford engineers call their plan “order content” and this terms refers to the engine differences.The difference between a V6 and V8 sound is due to the layout and firing order. Specifically, a V6 has more third-order noise while a V8 has more fourth-order sound.
We call it “fake engine noise.”
This somewhat clever way to address the sound problem will, interestingly, only be applied to higher-trim level F-150s. Why they won’t add it through their lineup is beyond us.
Also, interesting is the timing. With the new 2.7L EcoBoost V6 coming into their lineup, our guess is that engine really doesn’t sound like a V8.
What will be interesting to see is if this becomes a trend for all turbocharged engines.
What do you think? Does this bother you at all?
Filed Under: Auto News