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Ford Brings Diesel to Class Favorite F-150

2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Engine Power Specs

If you’ve ever wanted to move a trailer or haul a large load, you know that the more torque you have, the better off you feel. Torque helps turn your wheels against both gravity and weight from a trailer, allowing the vehicle to move smoothly. For big loads, higher torque is a necessity.

Up until this point, the 2018 Ford F-150 has been available with a range of gasoline engines that have provided huge torque numbers, but for the first time, Ford is offering their iconic F-150 with a diesel engine – promising best-in-class torque and huge efficiency numbers as well.

We’ve been anticipating a diesel entry from Ford for a while, who spent the better part of last year teasing the efficient monster and now we have some specs on this best-in-class diesel half-ton.

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The 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke® diesel engine allows over 11,000 lbs. of towing.

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The 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke® gives drivers a best-in-class 440 lb-ft. of low-RPM torque.

2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Performance

The 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel packs a 3.0L Power Stroke® V6 engine. As the younger sibling to the 6.7L Power Stroke® V8 found in Ford’s F-Series Super Duty line of full-size pickup trucks.

This new engine will bring some staggering performance specs to the F-150.

2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Horsepower and Torque

The 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel brings 250 horsepower to Ford’s half-ton. Even more astonishing is the best-in-class 440 lb-ft. of torque (@ 1,750 rpm) present on the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel.

2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Towing and Payload

Drivers who choose the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel for towing will be delighted by the towing capacity of the F-150’s diesel debut. Engineered to tow up to 11,400 lbs., the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel allows you to take even more even further than ever before.

Payload on the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel is rated at 2,020 lbs., which means the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel is as good for a long day at the work site, as it is for a long trip to the campsite over the weekend.

[READ MORE: How Much Can the 2018 Ford F-150 Gasoline Engines Tow and Haul?]

2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Transmission

Specifically calibrated for the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel’s 3.0L Power Stroke® engine, Ford’s SelectShift® 10-speed automatic transmission is able to take advantage of the engine’s low-end power and torque curves.

2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Fuel Efficiency

While not officially tested, the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel has a targeted EPA fuel efficiency of 30 miles per gallon on the highway.

2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Performance Features

Engineered from the bottom up for performance, the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel is built with a high-efficiency variable-geometry turbocharger. Unlike competition in the diesel truck space, Ford’s F-150 Diesel is built for towing in less-than-optimal conditions.

Competing diesel trucks use electric cooling fans which tend to operate poorly in extreme heat and altitude. Ford took a look at this performance before deciding to give the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel a viscous-controlled mechanical fan. According to Ford diesel engine technical specialist, David Ives, this made a huge difference.

This gives F-150 Power Stroke owners more power and more passing capability in harsh conditions.

2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Release Date

Beginning later this month, you’ll be able to preorder the 2018 Ford F-150 in its Power Stroke® diesel variant. We will, of course, let you know here on our blog and Facebook page when you’re able to do that.

Here at Harbin Automotive, we can’t wait to start seeing the Power Stroke® badge on some of the F-150s currently in our lot. We know Ford invests a lot in their pickup trucks and the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel model should prove to be an example of how successful a truck can be with its first diesel engine.

If you have questions about the 2018 Ford F-150, are looking to test-drive or are interested in more information about the preorder program, contact us today!