Best in Class
We were lucky enough to get a recent interview with a Ford chief engineer – David Ives – regarding the 2020 Ford Super Duty and its 6.7-liter diesel V8 diesel. The most impressive news are the power numbers – the maximum output on this 3rd-generation Power Stroke is 475 horsepower @ 2,600 rpm and 1,050 lbs-feet of torque @ 1,600 rpm.
The new diesel has an upgrade fuel system with up to 36,000 psi of fuel pressure. It has new injectors, redesigned turbocharger, and an all-electric turbo controller, variable speed oil pump, redesigned pistons, and much more.
When properly equipped, the 2020 F-450 diesel truck is rated to tow up to 37,000 lbs. That’s is quite a bit more than the competition. Maximum payload capacity is 7,850 lbs, when properly equipped.
Those are class leading numbers, as are the overall performance numbers.
This power is channeled through a new, heavy duty 10-speed automatic transmission. This transmission is not the same one that’s currently being used in Ford’s 1/2-ton F-150 trucks. It’s all-new and built in-house.
What about the new 7.3-liter gas V8?
Remember, Ford just released their new 7.3-liter Gas V8. The 7.3 engine is factory rated at 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. You can learn more about Ford’s new 7.3-liter gas V8 (here).
In this video, Andre and Nathan dive deep into what makes the latest Power Stroke V8 tick. We also show you a detailed interview with a Ford engineer regarding this new diesel. If you’re a Ford fan, or simply a diesel fan, there’s a bunch of inside information on this one!