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2018 F-150 Adds 3.0L Powerstroke Diesel Engine - 250HP/440TQ/~30MPG

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  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    FIRST-EVER F-150 DIESEL OFFERS BEST-IN-CLASS TORQUE, TOWING, TARGETED EPA-EST. 30 MPG; YOU’RE WELCOME TRUCK FANS!

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    • Ford F-150 is delivering another first – its all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke® diesel engine targeted to return an EPA-estimated rating of 30 mpg highway
    • Full-size truck customers who want strong fuel economy while towing and hauling win big; 3.0-liter Ford Power Stroke V6 diesel engine delivers best-in-class diesel towing and payload
    • Arriving this spring, F-150 with 3.0-liter Power Stroke engine provides best-in-class diesel 250 horsepower and 440 lb.-ft. of torque – and makes for a sixth engine choice for F-150 customers
    DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 8, 2018 – Full-size diesel truck fans have reason to celebrate this year as Ford – America’s truck sales leader – delivers the first-ever F-150 Power Stroke diesel with a targeted EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway rating, 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.

    “For every truck owner who wants strong fuel economy while they tow and haul, we offer a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke® V6 engine that dreams are made of,” said Dave Filipe, vice president global powertrain engineering. “The more you tow and the longer you haul, the more you’ll appreciate its class-leading towing and payload capacity and how efficient it is at the pump.”

    This all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel now makes for six engine choices for F-150 customers.

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    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-liter Power Stroke – America’s most powerful, capable heavy-duty pickup truck ever.

    The very same Ford powertrain team behind the 6.7-liter Power Stroke for Super Duty trucks since 2011 designed and engineered this all-new 3.0-liter 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-liter EcoBoost® engine for added strength and durability along with reduced weight.

    For greater responsiveness and reduced turbo lag, the Ford truck team chose 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 reduced emissions.

    Dual fuel filters are added for improved break-in, while a cast-aluminum oil pan and two-stage oil pump mean reduced parasitic loss and improved fuel efficiency.

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    Engineered to tow under grueling conditions
    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.

    The Ford truck team paid particular attention to extreme driving conditions when engineering the all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel, which features a premium mechanical engine-driven fan and dual radiator shutters for improved high temperature, high-altitude performance – a key advantage versus the electric cooling fans used by competitors.

    “We know that competing diesels with electric cooling fans have to dial back on power under extreme heat and altitude, so we decided on a viscous-controlled mechanical fan that has the capacity to move much more air across the radiator and intercooler in extreme conditions,” said David Ives, Ford diesel engine technical specialist. “This gives F-150 Power Stroke owners more power and more passing capability in harsh conditions.”

    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.

    Calibrated specifically for the all-new 3.0-liter 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-liter Power Stroke diesel engine climbed 13 miles at a 6 percent grade in temperatures in excess of 100 degrees – maintaining consistent power output throughout.

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    Order now for delivery this spring
    In mid-January, Ford dealers begin taking orders for the 2018 F-150 with all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine. Deliveries begin this spring.

    The all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke is available for both 4x2 and 4x4 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.

    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.

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    *Final EPA F-150 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel fuel economy estimates will be published this spring.

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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    I'm not thrilled to see a timing belt, but I am interested in test driving one when it's released.
     
  3. Need 04 Wine

    Need 04 Wine I will out drink you Established Member

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    That’s pretty neat


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    I'm curious as to price. If it's a $3-$4,000 upcharge its a winner.
     
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    03cobra#694 aka Masta03 Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Same thing I was going to ask.
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    No word yet on price.
     
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    Thats ****ing amazing for boat owners 11000 towing cap for someone like me that have an f350 i will be all over it i hate parking my dually and is a bitch to be riding all day now this should be fun..
     
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    HISSMAN The Great Bearded One Staff Member Super Moderator

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    That is close to stock 7.3 PS territory that was in my 2001 Excursion.
     
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    Interesting, but what does it provide that the ecoboost doesn't? The ecoboost even has a significantly higher tow rating. You can even see it in the wording they used "best in class DIESEL", not "best in class".

    Only thing I can think of is MPG, but if it follows normal trend of diesel upcharges it would have to be driven significantly high miles and tow very often to make up for the cost difference.

    Am I missing something?
     
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    This is a great combination for guy who doesn't need 3/4 ton all the time. Towing power to pull the car to the track, camper, boat, etc on the weekend. Great fuel economy the rest of the week. It would be on the top of my list if I could afford one. Very cool.
     
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    Only 10TQ lower I think, but it'll likely put far more power to the ground. The 10R80 is far more efficient than a 4R100, not to mention the rest of the drivetrain.
     
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    My first thought too. Ugh a big ole timing BELT.
     
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    I would have def preferred gears.
     
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    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Premium Member Established Member

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    Only thing i can think of is the mpg is alot better than the 2.7, 3.5, 5.0. And tq at a lower RPM. I. Sure the 3.0 will sell well if its in the right price point.
     
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    The ecodiesels I have driven were complete slugs and i was wondering how this will compare to them.
     
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    I knew there had to be a catch somewhere... still exciting for the F series. Ford needs to eliminate 1 or 2 options from the F150 thats a lot of engine choices for one truck lol.

    Also CHECK YOUR PM when you have time please. Thanks
     
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    This is hopefully the start to a week full of introductions and reveals.
     
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    03cobra#694 aka Masta03 Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Lol
     
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    sounded like a nudist colony. maybe next week.
     
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    Glad to see them add it, but I would not buy it over a 5 liter. I would buy it over an ecojunk however.
     

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