Ford Power Stroke gets power, torque boost

Updated Jul 18, 2014
2015 Ford F-450 towing gooseneck trailer loaded with block.2015 Ford F-450 towing gooseneck trailer loaded with block.

2015 F-450 Has GCWR of 40,000 Pounds

Ford’s second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel now boasts 440 horsepower, up from 400 horsepower, and 860 lb.-ft. of torque, up from 800 lb.-ft., across all Super Duty models from F-250 to F-450.

The 2015 F-450 tops the F-Series Super Duty pickup truck lineup with maximum fifth-wheel/gooseneck towing capacity increasing to a class-leading 31,200 pounds, a gain of 6,500 pounds.

The truck’s gross combined weight rating increases to a class-leading 40,000 pounds, a gain of 7,000 pounds.

F-350 increases maximum fifth-wheel/gooseneck towing capacity as well, to 26,700 pounds, from 23,200 pounds, and the gross combined weight rating goes up 4,500 pounds, to 35,000 pounds.

The improved ratings are a result of designing and engineering the truck as an integrated system. This approach has enabled Ford engineers to optimize performance across the full Super Duty lineup.

“Our chassis people work with our powertrain people to develop more than a great truck,” said Doug Scott, Ford Truck Group marketing manager. “This is a machine engineered for work.

“We’re the only manufacturer that develops and builds our own powertrains in this class,” Scott added. “When you combine that with a chassis that’s purpose-built for best-in-class power and torque, you can feel it in the way the new truck drives, especially when towing big loads.”

(Editor’s Note: Ford’s 2015 Super Duty tow ratings are not SAE J2807 compliant.)