Ford has printed the owner’s manual for the 2018 Ford F150 with the 3.0L Lion V6 diesel weight and axle ratio specifications. The new 2018 F150 trucks are starting to arrive at dealerships across the country and to many new owners. Two pieces of information immediately jump out: the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) and rear axle ratio options.
Ford says the turbo-diesel F150 will not be available for sale until the Spring of 2018, and official power output and other specifications have not been available until now.
According to the owner’s manual the F-150 Diesel will be offered with 3.31 and 3.55 rear axle ratios and two GCWR versions: 16,000 lbs and 17,100 lbs. The highest rating of 17,100 lbs combined weight of truck and trailer points to a max towing rating of around 12,000 lbs. This is an approximation based on the Crew Cab 4×4 configuration. The final rating could be a few hundred pounds more or less.
The owner’s manual has 259 references to the “diesel”, including the instructions on filling up with Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and the filler point that is located inside the fuel-filler door.
The following Ford F150 GCWR weight specification has been released by the F150 Forum.