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Ford offers first-ever F-150 diesel pick-up

8 January 2018

Ford Motor Company announced that its dealers will begin taking orders for the 2018 F-150 pick-up truck powered by all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine, with deliveries to begin this spring. Ford has been offering the diesel option on its larger pick-ups, but it is the first time a diesel engine is available on the F-150 model.

The 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel—announced in June 2016—has been designed specifically for the F-150 application. The F-150 diesel features an estimated 30 mpg (7.83 L/100 km) highway fuel economy rating; a best-in-class 11,400 lbs (5,171 kg) of towing capacity and 2,020 lbs (916 kg) of payload capacity. The 3.0 liter V6 Power Stroke engine delivers 250 hp of power and 440 lb-ft (597 Nm) of torque. Final EPA fuel economy estimates will be published in the spring.

The F-150 Power Stroke diesel shares commercial-grade technology with F-Series Super Duty’s larger 6.7-liter Power Stroke. The engine also 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 reduced weight. Peak torque comes at just 1,750 rpm with strong torque continuing throughout the rpm range, which facilitates towing or hauling heavy loads over long distances. The engine uses a 2000 bar common-rail fuel system and a high-efficiency variable-geometry turbocharger.

The F-150 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel will be manufactured by Ford at its Dagenham, United Kingdom, engine plant. Ford will also supply the 3.0-liter engine for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), for use in certain Range Rover and Land Rover models.

Source: Ford | Truck Trend Network