Ford F-150 Diesel Is Actually Good On Gas

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Ford announced the diesel engine option for the F-150 Monday, saying it will give the truck an estimated rating of 30 miles per gallon.

Ford's diesel V-6 shared technology with the 6.7-liter Power Stroke engine that has powered its Super Duty trucks since 2011.

That's the EPA highway figure Ford has targeted, which would match the midsize Chevy Colorado diesel's rating, but in a much larger and more powerful package.

"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".

Ford's F-150 may be a best-seller, but what the range has lacked for some time is a Power Stroke diesel: now, the blue oval is going to rectify that. The team has managed to generate a diesel V-6 that will wear ratings of 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque, enough to command a best-in-class towing capacity of 11,400 pounds.

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Fleet customers can choose the 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine 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. With 310 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque, the 5.0-liter turbodiesel V8 powering Nissan's Titan XD is a different concept, straddling the border between half-ton and heavy-duty pickups. The diesel model will be offered on the XL model and the XLT model and will be offered with both extended and double-cab bodies.

Ford has finally released the spec sheet for their Ford F-150 Diesel model.

This spring, Ford is giving F-150 fans the diesel they've been asking for. Although the 3.0-liter found under the hoods of some Land Rover SUVs is similar to the F-150 unit, engineers from Ford said their diesel engine for the F-150 will have key differences including an uprated turbocharger and higher-pressure fuel delivery.

Ford tested the new F-150 diesel along the Davis Dam in Arizona, finding that even with an ambient temperature in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the truck could climb 13 miles at a 6-percent grade with a consistent level of power output.

The F-150 diesels will offer a choice of rear- or 4-wheel drive.

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