Ford F-150 Diesel Option Offered

Ford F-150 Diesel Option Offered

Ford F-150 Diesel Option Offered

The 2018 Ford F-150's new Power Stroke produces peak torque from just 1,750 rpm, and the familiar 10-speed automatic transmission found throughout most of the lineup is standard here, calibrated specially for the new diesel's bottom-heavy torque curve.

When Ford's diesel half-tonner arrives next spring, only General Motors and Toyota will be without a diesel option in their 1500 series trucks.

The 3.0-liter Power Stroke is available with either in both 4×2 and 4×4 and buyers 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.

Ford will offer the same five-year, 60,000-mile warranty for the diesel engine as it does with other F-150 powertrains.

Despite its impressive capabilities, Ford is bullish with the engine's fuel economy ratings.

In more moderate driving and towing conditions, the F-150 engine control system backs off the fan load through a viscous coupler, closing down the two radiator shutters for improved aerodynamic efficiency and reduced parasitic engine loss.

- The diesel will put out 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque.

Already the leader in full-size pickup engine choices (five), Ford looks to tighten its grip on sales leadership in this profitable class with the addition of a diesel engine option for the F-150.

Those are the sort of conditions were diesels shine, noted David Filipe, Ford Vice President of Global Powertrain, whose team oversaw the development of the F-150's new Power Stroke diesel. But its Dagenham Engine Plant in Essex, England, where the engine is built, will be prepared to meet increased demand. The engine is part of an agreement made before Ford sold Land Rover in 2008.

The same engineers who developed Ford's 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine in its F-250 and F-350 Super Duty trucks also designed the new diesel.

WIth a new diesel under the hood, the 2018 F-150 diesel offers a towing capacity of 11,400 pounds, a payload capacity of 2,020 pounds and a projected EPA-estimated rating of 30 miles per hour highway.

Engine components such as the crankshafts and rod bearings were upgraded for additional strength and durability.

USA automaker giant Ford has announced that it will be launching a diesel version of its F-150 pickup truck, one of its most successful models.

Sales of 585,000 Silverado 1500-3500 pickups placed Chevrolet in second, and the Ram 1500-3500 finished third with sales of 500,000 units.

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