Ford truck fans who are diesel lovers are jumping for joy this week. The automaker announced it’s long-awaited first-ever diesel F-150. The new Ford F-150 Power Stroke will hit the road in the spring. Here’s what you need to know about Ford’s latest addition to its F-Series lineup.
1. It’s Expected to Make 30 MPGs.
Although there are no official fuel economy numbers yet, Ford is targeting an estimated 30 miles MPG highway rating.
2. Best-In-Class Towing.
Ford says the new F-150 diesel will offer 11,400 pounds of towing capacity as well as 2,020 pounds of payload capacity.
3. Best-In-Class Horsepower and Torque.
The all-new Ford F-150 Power Stroke will deliver 250-horsepower and 440 lb.-ft. of torque. Peak torque comes at just 1,750 rpm with strong torque delivery continuing throughout the rpm range.
4. It’s an All-New 3.0-liter Power Stroke Diesel.
The new 3.0-liter V6 Power Stroke engine for the diesel F-150 was developed by the team behind the Super Duty’s 6.7-liter Power Stroke. It also takes a page from the same compacted-graphite iron block material construction and forged-steel crank used in the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine for added strength and durability, while at the same time reducing weight.
Ford is also reducing turbo lag with a high-efficiency variable-geometry turbocharger. A common-rail fuel injection system precisely optimizes performance and fuel efficiency, while a high-pressure 29,000 pounds per square inch injection calibration enables smoother, quieter operation with fewer emissions. Dual fuel filters also improve break-in, while a cast-aluminum oil pan and two-stage oil pump reduce parasitic loss and make it more fuel efficient.
5. It’s Engineered for Extreme Conditions.
Ford wanted to improve high temp, high-altitude performance. So instead of an electric cooling fan, engineers opted for a premium mechanical engine-driven fan and dual radiator shutters. It allows more air to move across the radiator and intercooler.
6. It comes with Ford’s 10-Speed Transmission.
The Ford F-150 diesel is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission calibrated specifically for the Power Stroke diesel’s low-end power and torque curves. The tranny maximizes shift points and gear ratios to optimize power, low-rpm torque and efficiency. This segment-exclusive transmission can non-sequentially select the right gear ratio based on need – for best-in-class performance.
7. Yes, It Comes With Start/Stop.
Be aware that Start/Stop come standard to help save fuel and cut back on emissions while you’re driving. For Car Pro Show Host Jerry Reynolds’ overall take on Start/Stop systems check out our post here.
8. It’s Only Available on Higher Trims for Retail Customers.
Retail customers can choose from three trim options: the Lariat, King Rang, and Platinum SuperCrews with either a 5.5-foot or 6.5-foot bed configuration, along with SuperCabs with a 6.5-foot bed configuration. Only fleet customers can opt for the diesel on the lower XL and XLT trims.
You can order one beginning in mid-January and deliveries start in the spring.
9. It will cost $2,400 to $4,000 More than Other F-150 Engines.
A detailed pricing guide isn’t out yet, but we’re likely looking at a $2,400 to $4,000 grand bump over the other five current F-150 engine offerings.
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