Ford's Diesel F-150: 30 MPG on the Highway

"For every truck owner who wants strong fuel economy while they tow and haul, we offer a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke® V6 engine that dreams are made of", said Dave Filipe, Vice President, Global Powertrain Engineering.

Pickup trucks aren't supposed to get great fuel economy.

The Power Stroke F-150 will cost between $2,000 to $4,000 more than the comparable trim level on Ford's gas powered F-150 pickups.

The first F-150 with a diesel engine is heading to showrooms this spring, and should be the first full-size pickup to crack the 30 mpg barrier when it does.

The engine should appeal to frequent towers and long-haul drivers with improved capacity and range. Design highlights include a graphite-iron block, forged steel crankshaft (shared with Ford's turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost gasoline V6), a two-stage oil pump, a variable geometry turbocharger, and a common rail injection system pressurized to 29,000 pounds per square inch.

Diesel also is an option on rival Ram and Nissan full-size trucks, which means Ford is playing some catch up in that size class, though its F-150 is the nation's best-selling vehicle.




Fleet customers can order the diesel F-150 in SuperCrew with a 5.5- or 6.5-foot bed and the SuperCab with the 6.5-foot bed.

The 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel makes 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque.

The 3.0-liter Power Stroke is available with either in both 4×2 and 4×4 and buyers can choose this engine option for 2018 F-150 Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum edition SuperCrew trucks with either a 5.5-foot or 6.5-foot bed configuration, and SuperCab trucks with a 6.5-foot bed configuration.

Ford dealers will begin taking orders for F-150s with the 3.0L diesel in about a week, with deliveries slated to begin this spring. The diesel F-150 will sport a 26-gallon diesel fuel tank that, when combined with a 30-mpg anticipated highway range, could net up to 780 miles of driving range.

Ford tested the new F-150 diesel along the Davis Dam in Arizona, finding that even with an ambient temperature in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the truck could climb 13 miles at a 6-percent grade with a consistent level of power output.

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