Ford F-150 Diesel Option Offered

Ford F-150 Diesel Option Offered

The diesel F-150 won't be the towing champion of Ford's light-duty lineup.

For fleet customers who use their truck for work, the 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine will be available on all F-150 trim levels with SuperCrew 5.5-foot or 6.5-foot bed configurations and SuperCab trucks with a 6.5 foot bed.

Spring 2018 marks the first time a diesel engine will be found under the hood of Ford's F-150 full-size truck, with the inclusion of a newly-developed 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbocharged V6 diesel engine.

The Ford powertrain team responsible for the 6.7-liter engine in F-series Super Duty trucks since 2011 designed and engineered the all-new 3-liter, 6-cylinder diesel to the specific needs of North America.

The 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission is standard, and has been tweaked with the diesel in mind. A variable geometry turbocharger has been dropped in, which Ford says will cut turbo lag, while a common-rail fuel injection system helps with both performance and efficiency.

The new-for-2019 Ram 1500's diesel offering will trail Ford's to market, probably by just enough to ensure definitive leapfrogging of power, torque, payload, and towing ratings.

DETROIT, Michigan-Ford has beefed up the turbodiesel V-6 it supplies to Jaguar Land Rover to create the 250-horsepower, 440 pound-foot 3.0L Power Stroke for the F-150.

Ford says the new engine produces its peak torque at 1,750 rpm, "which is ideal for towing or hauling heavy loads over long distances". With an 11,400-lb max, the diesel tows 200 lbs less than an F-150 with the 5.0-liter V8; the champion drivetrain is still the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, with an impressive 13,200-lb towing max. It uses a military-grade aluminum-alloy body developed in the USA, while the diesel engine was built at a Ford plant in the United Kingdom.

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The new V6 diesel also borrows the compacted-graphite iron block construction and forged-steel crank used in the 2.7-liter EcoBoost.

Fuel economy figures are not yet available, but we're told the engine is on track to meet its target of a 30-mpg highway rating, besting the 2017 Ram EcoDiesel's 27 mpg.

Although diesel's popularity has waned in passenger vehicles in the US, truck buyers have asked for the engine option for its increased towing capacity and longer fuel range. It will be offered only with the top three F-150 trims-Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum SuperCrew and SuperCab (extended cab) models.

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