Ford Super Duty Upgrades Include Redesigned Engine

Ford is aiming with best-in-class horsepower and torque from its newly upgraded 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel engine slated for the 2018 F-150 Super Duty.

“Super Duty customers expect the best, and for 2018 we’re giving our customers even more power and torque from our 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel-delivering the most horsepower and torque available among all heavy-duty pickups,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “Plus, our new F-450 pickup now includes a 4X2 model, enabling our customers to get more done with the segment’s best payload and towing.”

Upgrades to the 2018 Ford 6.7-liter Power Stroke engine include redesigned cylinder heads for added strength under higher loads, plus optimized fuel and turbo boost calibrations to take advantage of the increased cylinder head capacity for increased horsepower and torque.

The 2018 Super Duty performance and towing specs include:

  • 450 horsepower (10 horsepower higher compared to 2017)
  • 935 lb.-ft. of torque (10 lb.-ft. more than 2017)
  • 34,000 pounds of gooseneck towing (when properly equipped), a 1,500-pound improvement for the new F-450 4×2 model
  • 21,000-pound conventional hitch towing
  • 7,630-pound payload capacity

34,000 Pounds of Towing Force

The new F-450 Super Duty 4×2 dual-rear-wheel truck is now available for both retail and fleet customers. Ford positioned the truck specifically for customers who haul big trailers, according to the company.

Leveraging the benefits of a high-strength steel box frame, integrated gooseneck hitch mounts, and added load capacity thanks to Ford’s proprietary high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, the 2018 F-450 4×2 tows even more with its lighter, more efficient driveline, according to Ford. The result is the most capable, robust and efficient Super Duty tow machine ever, delivering a best-in-class 34,000 pounds of gooseneck towing capacity.

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