ENGINE: 6.2L V8 FFV, 7.3L V8 gas, 6.7L Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel
TRANSMISSION: TorqShift 10-speed SelectShift automatic (standard on 6.7L and 7.3L and some 6.2L), TorqShift-G 6-speed SelectShift automatic (standard on F250 6.2L and some 6.L F350).
MAX PAYLOAD: 7,850 lb.
New features: Pro Trailer Backup Assist (use knob to steer), Trailer Reverse Guidance, Lane-Keeping Alert, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Breaking
Tug-of-Warrior: The Power Stroke engine generates 475 HP and 1,050 ft.-lb. of torque to summon enough strength to pull a class-leading 24,200 lb. for conventional towing and 37,000 lb. for gooseneck. And the new trailer backup assist and reverse guidance ensure whatever the load, the driver can get it to the destination safely.
Six or 10? In lighter applications, the 6-speed should do just fine, but the new 10-speed is optimal for bigger hauls.
“The 10-speed Torqshift transmission offers a wider ration span which helps fleets in several ways including more torque when starting in first gear and improved efficiencies while on the highway,” said Greg Stout, Ford’s heavy-duty drivetrain and manual systems manager. “It’s designed to keep the engine in the sweet spot of the power band, which improves performance during towing or hauling loads. With three overdrive ratios, it can optimize efficiency while cruising as well.”