Ford Motor Co. has officially unveiled its 2011-model-year F-Series Super Duty truck, which optionally offers the new Ford-designed and built 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbodiesel rated at 390 hp and 735 ft-lbs torque.
Ed Waszczenko, Ford lead engine durability engineer, noted that B20 biodiesel compatibility is being added for the 2011 model year. That means the new 6.7-liter Power Stroke can be operated on a biodiesel blend of 20% biodiesel and 80% regular petroleum diesel.
According to Waszczenko, the new turbodiesel boasts an average 18% improvement in fuel economy for pickup models and an up to 25% improvement for chassis cabs vs. 2010 Super-duty models, In addition, he said trucks equipped with Ford’s new 6.2-liter V-8 gasoline engines will deliver an average 15% fuel economy improvement over the OEM’s comparable 2010 models.
"Having two outstanding powertrains to choose from is a real win-win for Super Duty customers," said Doug Scott, truck group marketing manager. "Both Ford's new diesel and new gasoline engines deliver the 'and solution' - best-in-class horsepower, torque and fuel economy.
Also noteworthy is that Ford has increased the towing capability of the 2011 Super Duty to 26,400 lbs on chassis cabs and 24,400 lbs on pickups. And payload capability has been boosted to 12,711 lbs on chassis cabs and 6,520 lbs on pickups.
"Having best-in-class numbers is powerful, but the real payoff is how those numbers deliver for our customers," said Mark Fields, Ford’s president of The Americas. "For 33 years, F-Series has been the No. 1-seller in America because we listen to our customers. With Super Duty, they've told us how they use their trucks to tow, and on the new truck, we focused on delivering best-in-class towing capability for them with new powertrains that deliver best-in-class power and best-in-class fuel economy.