Modified 6.7-liter Power Stroke to power 2015 Ford Super Duty trucks

Article by Anita Panait, on October 6, 2013

The 2015 Ford F-series Super Duty pickups will be available with the powered-up 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel. The carmaker introduced its super duty lineup at the Texas State Fair in Dallas last week. Ford’s new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 will offer an improvement on the 400 hp of output and 800 pounds-feet of torque of the current version. Ford said that the new engine has a more efficient, simplified design.

It will feature the new GT37 turbo-charger with a larger 88mm compressor wheel, replacing the GT32 turbocharger. The larger compressor will force more air into the cylinders to enhance performance, especially at high altitudes, Ford said in a press release. The 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel also features a new fuel pump and high-pressure fuel injectors.

Power Stroke diesel engines account for around two-thirds of Super Duty sales. The modified Power Stroke diesel, however, would not be available in chassis cab Super Duty models. At the fair, the carmaker also showed an updated version of its high-end King Ranch edition with a Texas theme as well as a refreshed version of the F-450 Super Duty. The F-450 Super Duty now boasts of a stronger frame, suspension and commercial grade 19.5-inch wheels and tires.

Ford Motor Co. has unveiled its 2015 F-Series Super Duty lineup at 2013 State Fair of Texas, revealing the trucks’ new second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel engine and greater levels of towing capabilities. In addition, Ford unveiled a refreshed, Texas-inspired King Ranch model.

Joe Hinrichs, executive vice president and president of The Americas for Ford, remarked that being a truck leader means never resting, inspiring the carmaker’s Super Duty team to become tireless in its pursuit for deliver improved heavy-duty pickups. Hinrichs added that Super Duty’s diesel customers would greatly benefit from trucks’ improved performance and features as well as their Built Ford Tough durability.

Ford launched the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel in 2011. Since then, its engineers have been listening to its customers and continuing to assess its components to deliver a higher level of performance.

Since Ford is the only heavy-duty pickup truck maker that designs and builds its own diesel engine and transmissions, it could ensure that its powertrain would work smoothly with all chassis components and vehicle calibrations. With this approach, Ford engineers were able to optimize the performance of its vehicles.

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