Ford announced Wednesday the power ratings for its 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel, which is set to be available in the 2016 F-650/F-750.
Ford’s F-650/F-750 medium-duty truck lineup will feature three engine power ratings for the 2016 model year, including best-in-class standard diesel horsepower and torque, and no vocational limits on top ratings.
The three diesel power levels available for the 2016 Ford are a 270 horsepower/675 lb.-ft. torque (best-in-class standard); a 300 horsepower /700 lb.-ft. torque; and a 330 horsepower/725 lb.-ft. torque
“While other medium-duty truck manufacturers restrict top horsepower and torque ratings to certain applications, such as emergency services, the all-new F-650/F-750 will arrive with no vocational restrictions,” John Ruppert, general manager Ford Commercial Vehicle Sales and Marketing, says. “We’re giving our customers the power of choice to determine what’s best for their business.”
The second generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel features a commercial-grade six-speed TorqShift HD automatic transmission. The powertrain offers a five-year/250,000-mile limited warranty.
Other innovations on the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel are its compacted graphite iron engine block that Ford says enhances durability and helps reduce noise, vibration and harshness. The reverse-flow layout places the exhaust inside the engine’s V-shape, while the air intake is positioned on the outside of the V. This segment-exclusive design naturally improves a variety of attributes.
Ford says shorter airflow from the exhaust system to the turbocharger sitting between the engine’s cylinder banks improves turbo responsiveness – key to providing torque quickly to truck customers when they need it most. Positioning the turbo inside the engine’s valley helps isolate the engine’s hottest temperatures, aiding performance and efficiency while also reducing noise, vibration and harshness for improved driver comfort.
During testing, the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel endured the equivalent of 500,000-plus miles on an engine dynamometer, replicating the duty cycle of the harshest-use customer.
In addition to its Power Stroke diesel, Ford remains the segment-exclusive automaker to offer a gasoline-powered engine for a medium duty truck. The 330 horsepower/440 lbs-ft. 6.8-liter V10 is now available for both F-650 and F-750 models with the TorqShift HD six-speed automatic transmission.
The 6.8-liter V10 can be factory-prepped for converting to compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquid propane gas.
The 2016 F-650/F-750 is offered in Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab styles and in straight frame, dock height and an all-new dedicated tractor model for heavy towing applications.
The new medium-duty truck lineup will be available in spring 2015.