DEARBORN, Mich – Full-size diesel truck fans have reason to celebrate this year as Ford – North America’s truck sales leader – delivers the first-ever F-150 Power Stroke diesel with a best-in-class 11,400 pounds of towing capacity and 2,020 pounds of payload capacity, plus best-in-class diesel 250 horsepower and 440 lb.-ft of torque.
This all-new 3.0-litre Power Stroke diesel now makes for six engine choices for F-150 customers. F-150’s all-new Power Stroke diesel features commercial-grade design
The highly anticipated F-150 Power Stroke diesel shares proven commercial-grade technology with F-Series Super Duty’s larger 6.7-litre Power Stroke – America’s most powerful, capable heavy-duty pickup truck ever.
The very same Ford powertrain team behind the 6.7-litre Power Stroke for Super Duty trucks since 2011 designed and engineered this all-new 3.0-litre Power Stroke V6 diesel engine to the specific needs of North American F-150 customers who tow and haul frequently.
Peak torque comes at just 1,750 rpm with strong torque delivery continuing throughout the rpm range, which is ideal for towing or hauling heavy loads over long distances.
This new V6 diesel features the same compacted-graphite iron block material construction and forged-steel crank used in the 2.7-litre EcoBoost® engine for added strength and durability along with reduced weight.
Engineering the most efficient F-150 towing machine ever is enabled by F-150’s high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, introduced in 2015. This revolutionary construction lightened the load by 700 pounds, allowing engineers to invest in additional technologies to further improve towing and payload capability, as well as greater fuel economy, even when towing. For 2018, stronger axles coupled with the fully boxed, high-strength steel frame add further robustness.
Calibrated specifically for the all-new 3.0-litre Power Stroke diesel’s low-end power and torque curves, a standard SelectShift® 10-speed automatic transmission 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. To help reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions during city driving, Auto Start-Stop also comes standard.
In testing along the legendary Davis Dam in Arizona, F-150 equipped with the all-new 3.0-litre Power Stroke diesel engine climbed 13 miles at a 6 per cent grade in temperatures in excess of 100 degrees – maintaining consistent power output throughout.
The all-new 3.0-litre Power Stroke is available for both 4×2 and 4×4 F-150 pickups. Retail customers can choose this engine option for 2018 F-150 Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum edition SuperCrew trucks with either a 5.5-foot or 6.5-foot bed configuration, and SuperCab trucks with a 6.5-foot bed configuration.