2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Introduced

The iconic Ford truck brand is gaining a new engine for their 2018 F-150 models! This extraordinary all-new diesel engine is set to offer F-150 customers best-in-class towing, torque, and up to 30 mpg. This is made possible by the new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine, which has brought the total engine lineup for the F-150 up to six. Learn more about this towing and hauling workhorse below!

Inspired by the Super Duty Diesel Engine

The Ford lineup of commercial trucks inspired the engineering of the all-new Power Stroke diesel offered with the F-150. The F-150's Power Stroke diesel utilizes commercial-grade technology, which is also found in the F-Series Super Duty's amazing 6.7-liter Power Stroke engine. In fact, it is the same powertrain engineering team who were behind the 6.7-liter Power Stroke engine that created the all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 diesel engine. This all-new engine has been created specifically for the F-150, and is perfect for customers who find themselves frequently taking on hauling and towing jobs.

The peak torque of the all-new V6 diesel engine comes in at just 1,750 rpm, with the engine offering 440 lb-ft of torque as well as 250 horsepower. The V6 diesel engine has the same compacted-graphite iron black material construction, as well as the same forged-steel crank, that is used in the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine. This allows the new V6 diesel engine to have a reduced weight without sacrificing durability and strength. Ford chose to utilize a high-efficiency variable-geometry turbocharger, which reduces the turbo lag and increases responsiveness. The engine's common-rail fuel injection system works to optimize efficiency and performance, while the injection calibration makes for a smooth ride quality. Finally, the engine has a cast-aluminum oil pan, a two-stage oil pump, and dual fuel filters. 

Unmatched Towing Power for Demanding Conditions

Ford's diesel V6 engine has made the F-150 the most efficient towing truck ever! The F-150 has a remarkably light overall weight due to the military-grade, aluminum alloy body. This reduced weight enabled the engineers to introduce new technology that enhances payload and towing capability, not to mention enhancing fuel economy on the way. The 2018 diesel V6 engine has also gained stronger axles that are paired with the fully boxed, high-strength steel frame. When the F-150 Super Stroke diesel is properly equipped it can offer a maximum towing rating of 11,400 pounds and a maximum payload of 2,020 pounds.

Another aspect that the engineers paid attention to was making the diesel V6 engine ready for extreme driving conditions. The 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel has dual radiator shutters and a premium mechanical engine-driven fan in order to improve the performance at high temperatures and high altitudes. Other technologies have been integrated for the day-to-day driving conditions, including an engine control system that shuts down two of the radiator shutters to improve efficiency. Ford has calibrated their standard SelectShift 10-speed automatic transmission specifically for the all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel. It allows for a best-in-class performance by maximizing gear ratios and shift points. The Auto Start-Stop system that comes standard is another great feature that works to maximize fuel economy. 

If you would like to learn more about the fantastic all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine, or any of the fantastic engines found in the Ford F-150's lineup, contact us today at Sheridan Ford!

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