Ford up­rates Power Stroke V8 diesel

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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.

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