Coming to a dealership near you early next year, the 2018 Ford Super Duty is set to achieve new performance standards thanks to a freshly upgraded 6.7L Power Stroke diesel engine.
Modifications include redesigned cylinder heads for added strength under higher loads. Their increased capacity also required Ford engineers to optimize fuel and turbo boost calibrations.
“Super Duty customers expect the best, and for 2018 we’re giving our customers even more power and torque from our 6.7L Power Stroke diesel—delivering the most horsepower and torque available among all heavy-duty pickups. 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.”
- Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager
More specifically, the Blue Oval will tell you that the 2018 Ford Super Duty leads all competitors in the heavy-duty truck segment, including the Chevy Silverado HD/GMC Sierra HD and Ram Heavy Duty, with:
- - 450 hp (a 10 hp improvement over 2017)
- 935 lb-ft of torque (a 10 lb-ft improvement over 2017, enough to retake the lead over the Ram 3500 Heavy Duty)
- 34,000 lbs of gooseneck towing, when properly equipped (a 1,500 lb improvement for the new F-450 4x2 model with dual rear wheels)
- 21,000 lbs of conventional hitch towing
- 7,360 lbs of payload capacity
By the way, Ford is the only heavy-duty truck manufacturer that designs and builds its own diesel engine and transmission combination. What this means is a truck whose powertrain works seamlessly with all chassis components and vehicle calibrations while meeting the specific needs of the customer.
The aforementioned new Ford F-450 4x2 joins the Super Duty lineup for 2018 and is available in Crew Cab configuration for both retail and fleet customers. Full 2018 Ford Super Duty price details have yet to be announced, however.
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