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2018 F-150 Is Here - Diesel Inside

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  1. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    FORD RAISES THE BAR AGAIN: NEW F-150 PICKUP IS EVEN TOUGHER, SMARTER, MORE CAPABLE

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    • Even tougher: Featuring bolder Built Ford Tough style and segment-first high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body
    • Even smarter: Available class-exclusive Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection can automatically apply F-150 brakes to help prevent a collision with another vehicle or pedestrian, plus available WiFi hotspot can help you stay connected
    • Even more capable: F-150 features the best towing ever – thanks to more powerful, efficient engine offerings that include standard Auto Start-Stop across the range, all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel and expanded availability of segment-first 10-speed automatic transmission

    • New F-150 is being previewed today during the 4 p.m. EST FOX NFL Wildcard Pregame Show – Ford is the Official Truck of the NFL – and revealed on Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit
    DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 8, 2017 – Ford, America’s truck leader, introduces the new 2018 Ford F-150 – now even tougher, even smarter and even more capable than ever.

    Three years after first introducing the high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy-bodied Ford F-150, the new F-150 arrives with bold new front and rear styling, advanced technologies – including available Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection – and improved engines. The new engines include an all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke® V6 turbo diesel and enhanced V6 and V8 gas engines.

    “Truck customers are constantly looking to improve their productivity, for work and for play,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford President, The Americas. “Since 1977, we’ve been America’s favorite truck, and we’ve never taken that leadership for granted. This new F-150 is our latest example of Ford’s commitment to going further for our customers through continuous innovation.”

    The 2018 F-150 is part of the Ford F-Series truck lineup, America’s best-selling truck for 40 consecutive years and America’s best-selling vehicle for 35 years.

    Ford is previewing the new truck today during the FOX NFL Wildcard Pregame Show, which airs starting at 4 p.m. today. Ford is the Official Truck of the NFL. The truck will be revealed on Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

    Even tougher
    The new F-150 delivers on its Built Ford Tough promise through a segment-exclusive combination of advanced materials that are durable and inhibit corrosion.

    A high-strength steel fully boxed ladder frame and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body save weight and add capability, helping F-150 tow heavier trailers than ever and deliver best-in-class payload ratings.

    The 2018 F-150 lineup is new with even tougher looks. From XL to top-of-the-line Limited, all Ford F-150 models receive new grilles, headlamps and bumpers that create a visually wider and more planted stance and maximum differentiation between the series. On the Sport Package-equipped Lariat F-150, the signature twin bars are painted body color for a custom athletic appearance.

    Further enhancing its “milled from a block of high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy” look, the F-150 features six all-new wheel designs, ranging from 17 inches to 22 inches in diameter.

    A new sculpted tailgate with deeper accent form and stamped “F-150” are flanked by new tail lamp designs. For further style differentiation, a tailgate applique adds a horizontal element to King Ranch, Platinum and Limited versions.

    F-150 also brings two new seating trim colors – Dark Marsala for F-150 Platinum, while top-of-the-line F-150 Limited offers a Navy Pier environment. New trim offerings including carbon fiber appearance appliques on F-150 XLT Sport and Lariat Sport models, while the famed F-150 King Ranch features new Kingsville Appointed seats.

    Even smarter
    Ford F-150 advances the light-duty pickup truck segment again with segment-first and class-exclusive technologies that improve productivity, efficiency and driver confidence, while keeping occupants connected to the world around them.

    • New enhanced segment-first available adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality allows drivers to set a cruising speed. They then use radar and camera technology to monitor traffic ahead to maintain a set distance between vehicles – even following a vehicle down to a complete stop.

    • New, segment-first available Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection helps the driver avoid or mitigate collisions with vehicles and pedestrians.

    • With a new available embedded 4G LTE modem for a Wi-Fi hot spot, customers can connect up to 10 mobile devices at one time, virtually anywhere.

    • New B&O PLAY available audio system takes advantage of high-end speakers, sound and tuning to deliver a richer, more engaging listening experience.
    These technologies join existing segment-exclusive driver assist and convenience features that include:

    • Available SYNC® and SYNC 3 with FordPass enables compatibility of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – plus mobility services to help customers move more efficiently

    • Available 360-degree camera technology helps improve driver confidence when parking and can help reduce stress when connecting a trailer – allowing customers to see more so they can focus on specific tasks such as lining up a hitch

    • Available lane-keeping system is designed to help reduce unintentional drifting of the vehicle outside the intended lane

    • Available Blind Spot Information System with trailer tow technology is optimized for F-150 to include the length of a trailer up to 33 feet; BLIS® uses radar sensors in the taillamps to monitor areas that may not be visible to the driver
    Even more capable
    Ford builds on its performance leadership by offering the most advanced F-150 engine lineup ever, plus the best towing capability of any F-150 ever.

    The new F-150 introduces an all-new, standard 3.3-liter V6 engine, with direct-injection for increased efficiency. The 3.3-liter V6 is expected to offer the same 282 horsepower and 253 lb.-ft. of torque as the previous model’s standard 3.5-liter V6.

    An all-new second-generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine features advanced dual port and direct injection technology, reduced internal friction and improved robustness – all for improved levels of output, efficiency, quality and durability. Like the 3.5-liter EcoBoost, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost will be paired to the segment-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission for 2018.

    The 5.0-liter V8 also sees improvements in 2018, as the naturally aspirated engine features significant upgrades for increased power and torque. It’s also paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission for the first time.

    The 2018 F-150 also adds an available all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine, designed, engineered and tested in-house and paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission. It’s the first-ever diesel engine offered for F-150.

    In addition to the segment-first 10-speed automatic, the Ford F-150 is now the first full-size pickup truck to add automatic start/stop as standard equipment across all models and engines.

    The new 2018 F-150 goes on sale this fall. It will be built at Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, and Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri.



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  2. SID297

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    Some interior pics for good measure:

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    YES! I want that 3.0 diesel in the new blue!
     
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    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    The XLT Sport may be calling my name.
     
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    DAMN... Makes my 2015 look like an old POS LOL
     
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    Hopefully I can pick up a 2020 diesel model after my wife graduates. Wonder what the final specs will be and how many changes they made to the lion 3.0 diesel.

    Sid, where will the diesel be placed in the lineup as far as towing/hauling is concerned? More capable than the 5.0 and 3.5 Ecoboost?
     
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    That's the first truck that has come out in quite some time that has made me really want a new truck. That front end (finally, so many ugly ass front end lately) and interior look fantastic
     
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    Some video footage from Ford:

     
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    No word yet on where it will slot. I have a feeling the 3.5 will still be top dog and the 3.0 PSD will be the mileage leader. CAFE is getting ratcheted up in 2018, so mileage will be more important than ever. Dodge has done the same (prioritizing fuel economy) with their 3.0 EcoDiesel.
     
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    Real world mileage results don't offset the additional cost of the engine upgrade for a very long time, and even then additional maintenance and repair costs will make it far more expensive to own. Towing capability is limited by the chassis, not the power train - if someone is buying a truck to tow it will be a Super Duty, not an F150. The half ton diesel makes absolutely no sense for the consumer.
     
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    Except if you frequently tow 7k pounds. A diesel will get better gas mileage than a comparable gas engine, both loaded and unloaded.

    I get your point that the payoff is hard to justify, because it is. The customer who plans on keeping it for 20 years might find it worth it though.
     
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    I'm going to have to disagree in this instance. These small displacement diesel half tons don't pack as high an entry fee as the diesel powerstrains in the HD trucks. Add to that the fact that it will likely get about 32mpg on the highway empty and someone who racks up miles will see a savings. The 5.0 Cummins in the Nissan Titan on the other hand...
     
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    A half ton diesel absolutely has a place in the lineup. Anyone who pulls trailers and lives in a city, knows what a giant pain in the ass having a super duty is when it comes to parking, etc on a daily basis.

    I know a lot of contractors including myself who will be watching these and see how they hold up and may trade down from a super duty.
     
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    Awesome to see
     
  15. svtfocus2cobra

    svtfocus2cobra Opprimere, Velocitas, Violentia Operandi Established Member

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    Ram, Nissan, and now Ford disagree with you. Do you really think they put these trim levels out guessing on what the consumer wants/needs?
     
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    Patiently awaiting power numbers on the diesel.
     
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    No I don't. I just don't know who is buying these.

    That said, I have seen a total of maybe 3 EcoDiesels since they've been out. I have yet to see an XD except at the dealer.
     
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    The Ram Diesels are hard to differentiate on the streets but I see a lot of Titan diesels and know someone who owns one. Truth is, that the manufacturers study these things before they put them into production. Diesel half tons coming out in just these past couple years from multiple brands means there is a trend taking place and each are looking to fill it.

    I had friends from the military text me last night about this truck in a group chat before I even heard about it. They are interested in it and are basically guys in their mid 20s, married, and who live in the suburbs and work government or city jobs, dont have a huge amount to tow but carry things in their trucks regularly. They prefer a diesel but what they do carry doesn't warrant them buying an F250 or F350 so this fits them well. Those are the types that will be buying these if you are wondering who buys them.

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    Do want bad.
     
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    I'm either blind, illiterate or there were no numbers for the 5.0L.

    Interested in the diesel as well.
     

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