New 2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty — More Than Great Trucks

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 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 tow­ing capac­i­ty as well, to 26,500 pounds, from 23,200 pounds, and the gross com­bined weight rat­ing goes up 5,000 pounds to 35,000 pounds.

The approach enabled Ford engi­neers to opti­mize per­for­mance across the full Super Duty line­up.

• Sec­ond-gen­er­a­tion 6.7-liter Pow­er Stroke® V8 tur­bo diesel boosts horse­pow­er to a class-lead­ing 440 horse­pow­er; torque to class-lead­ing 860 lb.-ft. for all mod­els

• F-450 chas­sis upgrades raise max­i­mum goose­neck trail­er tow­ing capac­i­ty to class-lead­ing 31,200 pounds, fifth wheel tow­ing capac­i­ty to class-lead­ing 26,500 pounds, and gross com­bined weight rat­ing to a class-lead­ing 40,000 pounds

• F-350 avail­able with max­i­mum tow­ing pack­age that increas­es fifth-wheel/­goose­neck trail­er tow­ing capac­i­ty to 26,500 pounds, and rais­es the gross com­bined weight rat­ing to 35,000 pounds 

“The 6.7-liter Pow­er Stroke was already a stout engine,” said Robert Fascetti, Ford vice pres­i­dent pow­er­train engi­neer­ing. “The improve­ments we’ve made essen­tial­ly give Super Duty cus­tomers an engine designed for our larg­er F-650 and F-750 trucks. They may not real­ize how tough this engine real­ly is.”

 

 

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