For those die-hard fans of Ford F series trucks, the new 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel is going to be high on the list of vehicles to take for a test drive when they start arriving at dealerships around the country.
When it comes to truck enthusiasts there is always a number of drivers in the group who are dedicated Diesel lovers – especially those that tow a boat or trailer on a regular basis.
They love the added torque that a Diesel provides, especially during a long-haul trip or in hilly country were the added torque makes towing that much easier.
Truck enthusiasts asked for Diesel and Ford listened.
The 2018 F-150 will be available with a PowerStroke V6 Diesel engine that turns out 250 horsepower and a whopping 440 lb-ft of torque. The peak torque comes at around 1,750 RPM. The V6 is helped with a high-efficiency variable-geometry turbocharger and a common-rail fuel injection system that takes care of optimizing performance and fuel efficiency.
Mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission, it will be available in either two or four-wheel drive and comes standard with Auto Start-Stop.
The new powertrain along with the already notoriously tough F-150 body means the 2018 model will be capable of towing up to 11,400 pounds while having a hauling capacity of 2,020 pounds. Those figures are remarkable for a truck with a F-150 designation.
Along with the Diesel power you get the legendary toughness of the F-150.
Built with a high strength, military-grade aluminum body and a fully boxed frame of high strength steel, the F-150 is built Ford tough all around while taking advantage of the light-weight properties afforded by the aluminum features. Inside the cabin, the F-150 features the new design of pick-up truck luxury and comfort. Surrounded by technology that keeps you connected to the outside world, and available driver assist features, the F-150 takes driving to the next level.
The new 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel will provide all the capability and reliability of the Ford F series of trucks while adding the advantages only a Diesel engine can provide.