When Ford told TFLtruck about the larger turbocharger and bigger injectors at the 2013 Texas State Fair, we knew that the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel will get more power. Now, Ford has released official specifications for the 2015 model year and beyond. All Super Duty models from the F-250 to the F-450 will use the upgraded Power Stroke that delivers monstrous 440 horsepower and 860 lb-ft of torque.
Yep, this is a 10% increase in power from the current 400 hp and a 7.5% hike in torque from 800 lb-ft. The 2015 power rating is best in the class. The torque number happens to be 10 lb-ft higher than the now second place Ram 6.7-liter Cummins straight six. This power improvement comes courtesy of segment-exclusive engine layout. The larger turbocharger is nestled in the valley between the banks of the V8. The exhaust path to the turbine is shorter and this provides much quicker spool up and better temperature, noise, and vibration management. The injectors have been upgraded to provide a finer fuel spray pattern for improved burn and result in better emissions and less fuel deposit buildup.
With greater power comes greater towing capacity. The chassis has also been upgraded to handle bigger loads. The F-350 gets new front springs and wider axle track to raise the GCWR from 31,900 to 35,000 lbs.
F-450 goes further with: upgraded steering gears, steering linkages, new rear leaf springs, upgraded front/rear stabilizer bars and shocks. It rides again on 19.5-inch wheels and tires. Larger brakes and recalibrated antilock system improve stopping performance. The improved and beefier components push the GCWR to a massive 40,000 lbs (an increase of 7,000 lbs).
|Gooseneck (lbs)||5th Wheel (lbs)||GCWR (lbs)|
|2015 Ford F-450||31,200||26,500||40,000|
|2015 Ford F-350||26,700||35,000|
Take a look at this insider TFLtruck video of the 2015 Ford Super Duty introduction at the 2013 Texas State Fair:
The 2015 Ford F-450 should satisfy the demanding towing tasks, even this car transporter job from our friends at TransWerks.