Ford adds diesel engine to F-150 for the first time

Ford adds diesel engine to F-150 for the first time

Ford's new turbodiesel is rated at 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque-narrowly edging the Ram's 240 hp and 420 lb-ft-with the ability to tow 11,400 pounds and haul 2,020 pounds.

The same powertrain team behind the 6.7L designed and engineered the new 3.0L Power Stroke V6 diesel engine for North American F-150 customers who tow and haul frequently.

Helping the diesel achieve as much efficiency as possible will be Ford's 10-speed automatic transmission (developed in partnership with General Motors), the F-150 aluminum body, and auto start/stop.

To make the engine strong but light, Dearborn built the new Power Stroke V6 around the same compacted-graphite iron block construction and forged-steel crank used in the 2.7-liter EcoBoost.

First announced nearly a year ago, the Blue Oval has now released full details on the sixth engine option to join the F-150 range: a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6, developed by the same team behind the Super Duty's 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8.

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The first F-150 with a diesel engine is heading to showrooms this spring, and should be the first full-size pickup to crack the 30 mpg barrier when it does. It also bestows the pick-up with a claimed best-in-class towing capacity (5,170 kg) and payload capacity (916 kg).

Fleet customers can choose the 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine 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. It's the sixth engine choice for F-150 customers.

Diesels typically command premium prices, and while Ford won't discuss MSRPs the new 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 seems likely to be consistent with that trait. It costs $4,000 more than a similarly equipped 2.7-liter V-6 Lariat, or $2,400 over a similar 3.5-liter V-6 version. GM (Chevrolet and GMC) offers a diesel (the 6.6-liter Duramax V8) in its HD trucks, while the Toyota Tundra range is limited to gasoline engines, and does not include a heavy-duty model. The OEM called the 2018 F-150 with this latest engine "the most efficient F-150 towing machine ever".

This spring, Ford is giving F-150 fans the diesel they've been asking for.

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