The First Diesel F-150 Is Almost Here!
The wait is (almost) over! The first diesel F-150 ever will start shipping to dealerships in May. At Capital Ford Lincoln, we’re just as excited as everyone else. The F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in North America – and for good reason. It’s combination of capability, comfort, and style is unmatched. And now, with an advanced new powertrain, the already dominant F-Series lineup will be more robust than ever.
Power Stroke Diesel
Specifically, Ford’s diesel engine is a 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V6. It’s good for 250 horsepower and a stout 440 lb/ft of torque. Paired with the 10-speed SelectShift transmission co-developed with GM. It’s a smooth shifting unit and gives much better acceleration (aided naturally by the diesel torque). How does the powertrain hold up when you’re doing work? Well, if you can find 11,400 pounds of junk, you can tow it around, no problem. If you only have 2,020 pounds, you can throw it in the bed. That capability really shouldn’t be understated.
By the Numbers
Stepping into the diesel game against well-established competition was a big challenge for Ford. And it appears they haven’t taken it lightly. The new 3.0L Power Stroke diesel engine from Ford is pretty remarkable. On the highway, it will get you fuel economy of 7.84L/100km. That’s easily the best fuel economy in an already impressive engine lineup. And in the city it still gets 10.69 L/100km. So, how does the diesel engine stack up against the competition?
The 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel is the best in its class in the following categories:
- Diesel horsepower
- Fuel economy
Of course, this powerful new engine will be combined with all of the great tech that helped make the standard 2018 F-150 the best truck. You get features like Pro Trailer Back Up Assist which simplifies reversing with a trailer for novices or experts. There’s also dynamic hitch assist to help you connect the hitch ball to the receiver. And, of course, Ford’s Blind Spot Information System now has Trailer Coverage. That means you’ll get an alert when a vehicle is driving beside your trailer where you can’t see it.
By adding the Power Stroke diesel, Ford has closed one of the only gaps in its dominant truck lineup. Coming on the heels of RAM’s embarrassing emissions-cheating scandal, Ford’s introduction is perfectly timed. Once the midsize Ford Ranger arrives in Canada this fall (and the Bronco next year), the Blue Oval will presumably take over the continent.