Ford has put the 2017 F-150 on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and their best-selling pickup is finally getting a diesel engine.
For the first time, the F-150 powertrain choices will include a new turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 diesel and it’s expected to the most fuel efficient F-150 in the automaker’s lineup. Specifications have not been released yet, but the engine can be found in Land Rover Td6s and it’s cranking out 440 lb-ft of torque in the Rovers.
Joining the diesel is a 5.0-litre V8 engine powerhouse that was in an older F-150. The unit produced 380bhp and 387lb ft of torque and publications like Autocar were told that it’ll have more power and increased efficiency.
Replacing the old entry level 3.5-liter six is a 3.3-liter normally aspirated V6 with 282bhp and 253lb ft of torque. Sitting above it is a 2.7-litre V6 and though Ford has not released the specs for this unit either, we do know that it’ll be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and feature dual port and direct injection technology
Not only has the engine lineup been updated, so has the exterior design. Customers will be able to choose from six new wheel options, all 16 trim levels gets one of seven new grille designs, they all come with new LED headlamps, and new bumpers.
The new Ford F-150 is set to go on sale this fall and we can expect to see a starting price of around $26,540.