Ford’s new 2017 Super Duty includes upgraded powertrains, drivelines and chassis components.
Ford engineers Aaron Bresky, left, and Dennis Slevin demonstrate the all-new Super Duty's hauling capability, explaining that the new trucks can carry 7,630 lbs. in the aluminum alloy and box.
New 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks, as well as competitors’ trucks, await test drivers outside the Sports Authority Stadium in Denver.
Ford’s chief engineer Craig Schmatz explains that the new trucks’ military-grade, aluminum alloy body and box reduce weight by up to 350 lbs., which he said saves customers in payload.
Ford marketing manager Doug Scott peeks in at the Super Duty’s flat load floor and under seat, secured cargo storage area.
Ford offers beefed-up powertrain options for its 2017 F-Series Super Duty line to enable greater payload and towing capability. Its second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel engine now offers 440 hp and 925 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a TorqShift six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. The second powertrain choice is a 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine – the standard option for F-Series Super Duty models – that offers 385 hp and 430 lb.-ft of torque.
Ford’s new Super Duty has up to seven cameras, covering rear- and wide-angle views, 360-degree views, and trailer reverse guidance.
One of two Peterbilt tractors were used to haul Ford's Super Duty displays around the country. Thus far, Ford's exhibits have traveled to 26 cities.