There’s been a lot of talk lately about newer 2017 and 2018 models of the Ford-150 getting a new diesel engine upgrade option for under the hood. Cryptic “Diesel Fuel Only!” signs and fuel-filler caps make a pretty clear case that the new upgrade is primed and ready for production.
Without a full-on press release, we can’t be certain of the total specs on the new diesel Ford-150, so we’ve scoured the forums and detailed what thrills and spills we know so far.
What We Know So Far About the Ford F-150 Diesel
According to Road & Track, the engine bay of a new F-150 was seen sporting a V-6 turbo 3.0-liter diesel model that was used in the Range Rover Sport Td6, perhaps developed from Ford’s brief stint with Jaguar and Land Rover. That engine put out 254 horsepower and 440 lb.-ft. of torque, but we don’t know what kind of transmission Ford would pair it with for the F-150.
Looking ahead of the game, certain outlets revealed stop-start technology on prototype test runs. This could add a fuel-efficient boost to the robust powerhouse for long commutes. That’s on top of the already impressive fuel economy afforded by the F-150’s all-aluminum body.
Finally, venturi-style exhaust pipes were spotted on a few models, though other models were seen without. What will the final design reveal?
As we all wait in anticipation for the final release date, listed below are some things to consider when choosing diesel over gas engines.
Advantages of a diesel engine include:
- Diesel engines average 20-30% better fuel economy than gas engines.
- Diesel engines provide more power with increased torque.
- Uncomplicated fuel injection systems, which greatly reduces the need for parts maintenance.
Who is the new diesel-engine Ford F-150 built for?
If you spend a lot of time driving on the highway, towing bulk equipment, or just want a durable, lifelong vehicle with lower maintenance, then a diesel engine is for you. As new details emerge about the diesel-ready Ford F-150, keep your eyes open for even more advantages and opportunities to justify switching.
Get Diesel-Fueled Customer Service with County Ford
Conveniently located between Raleigh and Greensboro, County Ford in Alamance County, North Carolina, gives you the advantage when it comes to purchasing new or used Fords. What can you get at County Ford that other dealers don’t offer? Since 1950, the cornerstone of our business has been providing the good people of North Carolina outstanding customer service.
When you buy a Ford F-150 or a diesel engine Ford from us, you’ll get these complimentary County Ford Advantage program benefits:
- Free Spring and Fall Maintenance Checks
- 12 Free Oil Changes
- Free Courtesy Shuttle
- Free Yearly Appraisal
- Free Interior and Exterior Protection
- And Much More!
Call County Ford today at (888) 500-7650 and speak to one of our associates.