The Blue Oval company has been talking about the capabilities of the all-new generation 2017 Super Duty for as far as we can remember, but only now it has finally decided to showcase crucial information.
So, we finally have detailed specifications – such as engine power and hauling capabilities. The new wave of heavy-duty trucks will reach the market this fall and customers will be looking forward to the up to 7,630 pounds (3,461 kilograms) of payload carrying capacity or the 925 pound-feet (1,254 Newton-meters) of torque. The 2017 Super Duty is of course able to carry anything you could possibly imagine, with Ford treating us to examples. The F-450 Super Duty SuperCrew 4×4 is capable of hauling a gooseneck trailer of up to 32,500 pounds (14,742 kg). The truck’s fifth-wheel towing capacity is nothing short of amazing with 27,500 pounds (12,474 kg), while the classic towing rating is a class-leading 21,000 pounds (9,525 kg).
Even the smaller F-250 can pull 18,000 pounds (8,165 kg). This is all thanks to the incredible torque. The new Super Duty engines are there for the huge load hauls with the flagship 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 having 440 horsepower (328 kilowatts) and a massive 925 lb-ft. The engine is available across the entire range – from F-250 to F-450 with the same specifications. The petrol 6.2-liter V8 comes with 385 hp (287 kW) and 430 lb-ft (583 Nm), both models being mated to a six-speed automatic – save for the F-250 with the 6.2-liter V8 getting a new TorqShift-G six-speed auto for increased fuel ratings. One thing Ford hasn’t released are the prices, but expect them to be quite a handful considering the technology on board and the capabilities.