For the first time ever, Ford is upgrading the F-150 lineup with the introduction of a diesel powerplant, the new variant arriving this spring and now officially detailed by the automaker with all the juicy specifications.
The 2018 model year Ford F-150 was presented last year with a thorough midlife cycle revamp, and back then the company also made the promise to finally deliver a diesel version. Now the Blue Oval is making good on that by revealing the technical specifications of its new workhorse. The F-150 Diesel is getting the 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine, a V6 packing 250 horsepower (186 kilowatts) and delivers the full 440 pound-feet (597 Newton-meters) of torque from a very low 1,750 rpm. The diesel-rated F-150 also comes with a towing capacity of 11,400 pounds and a payload capacity of 2,020 pounds.
Since we’re dealing with a diesel, it only comes natural that fuel efficiency numbers are among the most important for the buying decision – the brand is targeting an EPA-estimated 30 miles per gallon on the highway. The 3.0-liter V6 diesel will naturally be used with Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission specifically reworked for the new engine, the engineers looking to extract the best power and torque at low rpms, mixing it with fuel efficiency and standard start/stop technology. The new diesel version will be available on 4×2 and 4×4 versions for the Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum SuperCrew trucks using the 5.5-foot or 6.5-foot bed, along with the SuperCab with the 6.5-foot bed.