For the 2018 model year of the F-150, Ford has released several tweaks that further improve on the stalwart pickup. Among their promises for the 2018 model year F-150 though is something everyone was keen to pick up on – the fitting of a 3.0-liter Powerstroke turbo-diesel engine. It appears Ford was keen to keep their word, as now they’ve released the specifications for this new powerplant.
The V6 diesel that’s set to power the F-150 by spring churns out about 250 PS with 597 Nm of torque from a very low 1,750rpm – meaning the six cylinder diesel has a lot of punch off the bat. Towing capacity has been rated at 5 tons (5,170 kg) while the F-150 can take around 1 ton (916 kg) worth of payload at the back.
Fuel economy for the diesel pickup has been estimated to be around 12.7 km/l, though Ford says the EPA has yet to fully confirm this estimate. A SelectGear 10-speed automatic gearbox allows for the diesel V6 to always be in the proper range for optimum torque.
Orders for the new diesel F-150 will be open by mid-January, with deliveries commencing by spring. The V6 diesel powerplant will be available for the Lariat, King Ranch, the Platinum SuperCrew, and the SuperCab versions of the F-150.