The manufacturer Ford has announced a new engine for its successful Ford F-150, the best-selling pick-up in the US market which is also the best-selling model as a whole. A new diesel engine for this truck was announced months ago and, finally, we have more information.
It is a new 3.0-liter V6 Power Stroke diesel block for this pick -the sixth motorization of the offer- and promises a good balance between brute force for work (loading and towing) and tight consumption. In the middle of this month the dealers open the orders for the diesel and the first units are expected for in spring.
The new engine develops 254 HP of power and a maximum torque of 597 Nm from only 1,750 RPM and distributed throughout the range of laps. As standard the block is combined with the new automatic transmission of ten speeds with Auto Start / Stop function is standard.
The F-150 diesel will be available in 4×2 and 4×4, as well as with the SuperCrew t SuperCab bodies. Of course, you will also have the two rear drawers, 1.68 or 1.98 meters long, depending on the preferences of the client.
The EPA estimates for this common rail injection engine an average consumption of about 7.8 liters per 100 kilometers, although that figure will certainly not be so low when the F-150 is towing its maximum capacity of 5.17. tons, or take the 916 kilograms of cargo that the rear drawer admits.
In addition, Ford says the engine shares technology with the larger 6.7-liter Power Stroke of the F-Series Super Duty (the cargo mule of the range). The block is made of iron with compacted graphite , like the 2.7-liter EcoBoost, with which it also shares a forged steel crankshaft, and uses a turbo of variable geometry to increase the response and reduce the lag.
According to the manufacturer, special attention has been paid to the endurance of this Power Stroke engine in extreme conditions, for which the block incorporates a mechanical fan driven by the engine itself and two nozzles for the radiators, instead of the electric fans of the competition.
“We know that diesel rivals with electric fans have to reduce the power in extreme conditions of heat or altitude, so we opted for a viscous coupling mechanical fan, with ability to move more air through the radiator and intercooler in these conditions“says David Ives, technical specialist of diesel engines at Ford.