All-New Power Stroke Diesel
Well after rival brands have launched diesel models, Ford finally pulls the trigger on offering a Power Stoke Diesel F150. The wait was grueling but hopefully worth it as we will find out in the coming weeks and months. Most important of all is that Ford pooled all its resources from the long standing 6.7-liter Power Stroke, offered in Super Duty models, to this all new and powerful 3.0-liter that hits peak torque at the 1750rpm range. Built as a great all around option that has been optimized for Towing and Hauling, it will be hard to find anyone truly disappointed. Already feedback of rival pick-ups like the RAM 1500 Diesel and Titan Diesel provide some insight on what we can expect here and soon the Silverado Diesel
- Ford USAThe highly anticipated F-150 Power Stroke diesel shares proven commercial-grade technology with F-Series Super Duty’s larger 6.7-litre Power Stroke – America’s most powerful, capable heavy-duty pickup truck ever.
The very same Ford powertrain team behind the 6.7-litre Power Stroke for Super Duty trucks since 2011 designed and engineered this all-new 3.0-litre Power Stroke V6 diesel engine to the specific needs of North American F-150 customers who tow and haul frequently.
Peak torque comes at just 1,750 rpm with strong torque delivery continuing throughout the rpm range, which is ideal for towing or hauling heavy loads over long distances.
This new V6 diesel features the same compacted-graphite iron block material construction and forged-steel crank used in the 2.7-litre EcoBoost® engine for added strength and durability along with reduced weight.
For greater responsiveness and reduced turbo lag, the Ford truck team chose a high-efficiency variable-geometry turbocharger. A common-rail fuel injection system precisely optimizes performance and fuel efficiency, while a high-pressure 29,000 pounds per square inch injection calibration enables smoother, quieter operation with reduced emissions.
Dual fuel filters are added for improved break-in, while a cast-aluminum oil pan and two-stage oil pump mean reduced parasitic loss and improved fuel efficiency.
With towing as its strong point, Ford went to great lengths to ensure we get a great mix of towing capacity and fuel efficiency, specifically with the Power Strokes low-end torque. Mated to the all-new 3.0-liter Diesel engine is a SelectShift® 10-speed automatic transmission (Standard) that actively searches for the best gear ratio to be in. While this goes a long way to improve range, consistent power delivery even when on a incline will be one of the many areas it stands out. Under extreme conditions, an engine-driven fan and dual radiator shutters ensure adequate cooling. In normal driving conditions the fan system reduces its load on the engine.
- Ford USAEngineering the most efficient F-150 towing machine ever is enabled by F-150’s high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, introduced in 2015. This revolutionary construction lightened the load by 700 pounds, allowing engineers to invest in additional technologies to further improve towing and payload capability, as well as greater fuel economy, even when towing. For 2018, stronger axles coupled with the fully boxed, high-strength steel frame add further robustness.
The Ford truck team paid particular attention to extreme driving conditions when engineering the all-new 3.0-litre Power Stroke diesel, which features a premium mechanical engine-driven fan and dual radiator shutters for improved high temperature, high-altitude performance – a key advantage versus the electric cooling fans used by competitors.
“We know that competing diesels with electric cooling fans have to dial back on power under extreme heat and altitude, so we decided on a viscous-controlled mechanical fan that has the capacity to move much more air across the radiator and intercooler in extreme conditions,” said David Ives, Ford diesel engine technical specialist. “This gives F-150 Power Stroke owners more power and more passing capability in harsh conditions.”
In more moderate driving and towing conditions, the F-150 engine control system backs off the fan load through a viscous coupler, closing down the two radiator shutters for improved aerodynamic efficiency and reduced parasitic engine loss.
Calibrated specifically for the all-new 3.0-litre Power Stroke diesel’s low-end power and torque curves, a standard SelectShift® 10-speed automatic transmission maximizes shift points and gear ratios to optimize power, low-rpm torque and efficiency. This segment-exclusive transmission can non-sequentially select the right gear ratio based on need – for best-in-class performance. To help reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emissions during city driving, Auto Start-Stop also comes standard.
In testing along the legendary Davis Dam in Arizona, F-150 equipped with the all-new 3.0-litre Power Stroke diesel engine climbed 13 miles at a 6 per cent grade in temperatures in excess of 100 degrees – maintaining consistent power output throughout.
Features & Options
To no surprise the F150 Diesel shares most everything with other new F150 models aside from its powertrain. Every next-generation F150 coming out this time around benefits from a lighter frame and structure that resulted in improved fuel economy compared to the last generation. So far Ford hasn't announced any further plans to introduce more light weigh material. Among other significant changes include connective technology like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi Hotspot, SYNC 3 and a host of adaptive driving systems that give you a small sample of what self-driving vehicles will be like.
- Brandon FordAluminum Construction
The 2018 Ford F-150 will still have the same award winning aluminum construction that has enabled this iconic truck to beef up its strength while reducing its weight. Though EPA numbers have yet to be announced, you can expect similar performance to the 2017 model with 18/24 mpg with gas.
The 2018 F-150 will finally have a diesel option, and instead of shoehorning a diesel engine from another Ford in there, Ford has built an all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel which will include standard Auto Start-Stop and be paired to Ford’s all new 10-speed automatic transmission.
A new model year means new technology and Ford is adding a ton of features including available 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, and a class exclusive Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection.
2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Features and Options
Because Ford is building an all-new diesel engine for its flagship truck, not much is known about the power specifications yet. We expect it to outperform most if not all of the current F-150 engine lineup when it comes to torque, and with the F-150 lightweight aluminum construction, it should be able to earn high EPA estimated mpg values. Time will tell for sure, until then we can tell you about all the features and options that Ford has in the works for this 2018 truck.
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- SYNC 3 with FordPass
- 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hotspot
- 360-degree camera
- Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go
- Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Keep Assist
- Blind Spot Information System
- And More!
With Spring finally here, so will be many Diesel F150 deliveries. Brandon Ford in Tampa, Florida will be one of the first dealers in the U.S. to get them. Being the world's top selling F-150 dealer expect to see a range of configurations to show up here initially with what's being offered to both retail and fleet. Even with all the information out on the Diesel model, there are still many questions to be answered. In the coming weeks as owners and potential owners get behind the wheel, we look forward to hearing feedback.
- Ford USAIn mid-January, Ford dealers begin taking orders for the 2018 F-150 with all-new 3.0-litre Power Stroke diesel engine. Deliveries begin this spring.
The all-new 3.0-litre Power Stroke is available for both 4x2 and 4x4 F-150 pickups. Retail customers can choose this engine option for 2018 F-150 Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum edition SuperCrew trucks with either a 5.5-foot or 6.5-foot bed configuration, and SuperCab trucks with a 6.5-foot bed configuration.
For fleet customers who use their truck for work, the 3.0-litre Power Stroke diesel engine will be available 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.
*Final EPA F-150 3.0-litre Power Stroke diesel fuel economy estimates will be published this spring.
- Brandon Ford (Florida)With the 2018 model year, Ford is making some big changes to the already successful F-150 platform. America’s top-selling truck, the F-150 will see new engines, new features, and an all-new 10-speed transmission. Perhaps the most exciting changes comes in the shape of a new diesel engine. That’s right, the F-150 is getting a diesel option, which has never been an option with this medium duty truck before. When it becomes available, you can find your 2018 Ford F-150 diesel in Tampa, FL at Brandon Ford.
Brandon Ford is the world’s #1 volume F-150 dealer. Located right in Tampa, FL we routinely have over 500 F-150 models in stock. You can find every option and trim. No matter what truck option you need, the Brandon Ford F-150 inventory can provide. View our complete F-150 inventory by clicking the link below. We anticipate the arrival of this diesel-powered truck sometime in 2017, read on to discover what else this truck will have to offer.