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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 05-03-2016, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Ford F-150 Diesel Prototype Caught In Action



Ford’s new F-150 diesel prototype was caught testing on the streets of Oakwood, MI by Autoguide. There’s a bit of wind noise during acceleration but you can hear the sound of a diesel engine under that hood while the truck was idling.

We can’t tell by sound alone which engine the F-150 diesel will be equipped with but, it could sport a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder diesel. This engine was developed when Ford still owned the Land Rover, before both Land Rover and Jagaur was sold to Tata Motors. Currently used in both the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, we could see the diesel F-150 produce around 254 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque.

Paired with the engine could be the new 10-speed automatic transmission that Ford has been working on. The new transmission is set to launch later this year in the 2017 Raptor.

What’s interesting is the combination of letters and numbers stuck onto the side of the F-150 in three locations. It reads ‘FC8SDL49’ and if it’s anything like the generic Ford VIN number, the FC could stand for basic (stripped) chassis.

The F-150 Diesel is expected to debut in 2017 so we still have to wait a while.

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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 05-10-2016, 01:12 PM
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That's enough power and torque for me and I heard that Ford is aiming to make it the best best fuel economy pickup out there. They'll be competing against themselves in this department with the Ecoboost engines and the F-150 with a 2.7-liter V-6.
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Their main competition may be the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel so if they plan to come out with a truck that beats those ratings, we could be seeing ratings higher than 29 highway mpg and 21 city mpg.
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29 highway mpg and 21 city mpg are already great numbers for the pickup. If Ford can exceed that then they could draw in ram buyers.

But this is still dependent on the pricing of the diesel F150.
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It will be good enough for now but what will help a lot in the future are Hybrid trucks and Ford has been spotted testing a hybrid F-150. So as you can imagine, towing MPG and even regular city and highway MPG will be amazing.
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440 lb-ft of torque is plenty, but I'm pretty sure there's much more to come out of them. A good tune and you can easily see some serious numbers
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440 lb-ft of torque is plenty, but I'm pretty sure there's much more to come out of them. A good tune and you can easily see some serious numbers
It sure is, and gets even better when you look at where along the RPM range its making that power which with diesel gets impressive.
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If only we had an idea of what engine is under that hood so we can look at dyno charts of other models where the same engine is used.
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It sure is, and gets even better when you look at where along the RPM range its making that power which with diesel gets impressive.
Would definitely love to see what that powerband looks like !
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It sure is, and gets even better when you look at where along the RPM range its making that power which with diesel gets impressive.
Are you saying we'll see a good deal of torque delivered at lower RPMs?
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