Diesel F-150 gets record 30 mpg, best-in-class torque

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Updated Apr 21, 2018
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A first-of-its-kind option on the company’s flagship F-150 pickup, Ford’s 3-liter Power Stroke diesel engine received an EPA-estimated rating of 30 mpg highway/22 mpg city and 25 mpg combined, Ford announced Thursday – the highest EPA-estimated rating available in a full-size pickup truck.

Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president, product development and purchasing, lauded the work of Ford’s “crazy-smart” engineers in developing a segment best engine after more than a decade of work developing the engine, which is built from aluminum and compacted graphite iron for durability, reduced weight and torque.

“Even a few years ago, customers wouldn’t have imagined an EPA-estimated rating of 30 mpg highway would be possible in a full-size pickup,” he adds.

In addition to its leading fuel economy ratings, the all-new F-150 Power Stroke boasts best-in-class diesel power with 250 horsepower and 440 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s more torque than a 2019 Ram 1500 Hemi V8, while providing best-in-class diesel towing of 11,400 pounds.

The new engine also provides a best-in-class 2,020 diesel payload in XL and XLT fleet applications and 1,940 pounds for retail trims.

The 2018 Ford F-150 with all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine will begin shipping to dealers in May.