Ford F-150 Diesel Revealed: 440 LB-FT Punch, 30 MPG Efficiency

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WIth a new diesel under the hood, the 2018 F-150 diesel offers a towing capacity of 11,400 pounds, a payload capacity of 2,020 pounds and a projected EPA-estimated rating of 30 miles per hour highway.

Over the decades; the Ford F-150 has had updates, design changes, and the record for best-selling USA vehicle for the last 41 years.

Ford is pairing the engine with its SelectShift 10-speed automatic transmission. 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.

We were not sure if the Ford F-150 truck was going to be offered with a diesel engine or not but Ford finally gave us the answer we have all been waiting for by releasing the specs of their 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel model.

For those looking for towing capacity and fuel economy in their full-size pickup, Ford Motor Co. announced a sixth engine option for the 2018 F-150: a 3.0L V6 Power Stroke turbo diesel.

Although diesel's popularity with general carbuyers has rapidly declined over the past few years-just nine diesel-powered passenger cars are available so far in 2018, down from 22 in 2015-truck buyers have clamored for the engine option in light-duty trucks and are seemingly willing to pay for it.

Ford is hoping to gain a marketing edge in the popular pick-up market, as rivals also explore more efficient engines.

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The engine has been severely tested under the most demanding conditions to ensure it performs as required.

According to Ford, 70 percent of F-150 owners tow with their pickups.

The XL model will be available at starting price of $27,610, XLT at $33,205, Lariat at $40,920, and Raptor starting at $50,020.

This spring, Ford is giving F-150 fans the diesel they've been asking for.

The F-150 diesels will offer a choice of rear- or 4-wheel drive.

Ford boasts the Power Stroke V6 will deliver both efficiency and versatility, with an estimated highway fuel economy rating of 30 miles per gallon, as well as an 11,400-pound towing capacity and a 2,020-lb. payload capacity.