Ford dealers will upgrade diesels on Super Duty pickups free of charge

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

For those who don´t know, Ford will begin production this week of its most powerful diesel engine ever installed in a heavy-duty pickup, the 2011 F-Series Super Duty.

The new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel engine was introduced in April but it will be upgraded to 800 lbs.-ft. of torque and 400 horsepower, an increase of 65 lbs.-ft. of torque and 10 horsepower.

Apparently, this move will be made because Ford vehicles had less power comparing to GM's heavy-duty pickups. The Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD and GMC Sierra 3500HD come with an optional Duramax 6.6-liter turbodiesel V-8 engine capable to deliver 397 hp and 765 lbs.-ft. of torque.

With the upgrade, the Ford F-350 Super Duty will be the leader in this category. What is really interesting is that Ford dealers will upgrade all the trucks bought truck over the last four months in order to get the power boost. Ford will provide the upgrades free to all current owners of a Super Duty diesel pickup.

Also, the fuel economy is expected to be improve by 2 percent, which means the 2011 F-Series Super Duty 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel will be with 20 percent more fuel efficient than the 2010 version.

It's human nature to say, Darn, I should have waited,' Cross said in the Ford statement. But with this program, there's no penalty for being an early adopter, so to speak.

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