Ford uprates Power Stroke V8 diesel
FORD HAS UPGRADED THE 6.7-LITRE Power Stroke diesel engine in heavy-duty versions of its F-series pick-up truck for the 2018 model year
The engine now develops maximum power of 336kw – a 7.5kw lift over the 2017 model – and delivers 1268Nm of peak torque, a rise of 13.5Nm.
Upgrades to the Power Stroke V8 for 2018 include redesigned cylinder heads for added strength under higher loads. Optimised fuel and turbo boost calibrations are designed to take advantage of the increased cylinder head capacity for increased horsepower and torque.
Ford is the only American heavy-duty pick-up truck manufacturer that designs and builds its own diesel engine and transmission combination.
The Ford’s body is made from highstrength military-grade, aluminium, and has a high-strength steel box frame, integrated gooseneck hitch mounts, and added load capacity. The F-450 can carry a 3.3-tonne payload.
Using a gooseneck hitch, the new F-450 Super Duty 4x2 dual-rear-wheel truck can tow 15.4 tonnes. That’s a 680kg improvement.
Using a conventional hitch, the heavy-duty Ford can tow 9.5 tonnes.
Ford is building the Super Duty F-450 4x2 in XL, XLT, Lariat and Platinum versions.
Using a gooseneck hitch, Ford’s F-450 can tow 15.4 tonnes.