2018 will be first time Ford offers a diesel engine for the F-150 lineup

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford F-150 on Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 3:46 pm
Performance specs for the 2018 F-150 diesel engine

2018 F-150 diesel engine performance specs release date

Year after year, the Ford F-150 continues to blow away the competition with some incredible innovation. A couple of years ago, Ford starting using high-strength, military-grade aluminum to build the truck. The resulting improvements to handling and efficiency scores have put the rest of the full-size pickup truck class on notice. For the 2018 model year, Ford is changing the game again by introducing the company’s first diesel engine for the F-150 platform. The brand new turbocharged, 3.0-liter, Power Stroke V-6 diesel engine will be mated to the automaker’s 10-speed automatic transmission, a segment-first. Houston Ford expects the first 2018 F-150 trucks to be available in the showroom later this fall. The new diesel engine will be available later in the truck’s production cycle.

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“Truck customers are constantly looking to improve their productivity, for work and for play,” Joe Hinrichs, Ford President, The Americas said in a press release. “Since 1977, we’ve been America’s favorite truck, and we’ve never taken that leadership for granted. This new F-150 is our latest example of Ford’s commitment to going further for our customers through continuous innovation.”

The diesel powered 2018 F-150 will have excellent towing scores

The new diesel engine for the F-150 will be great for off-road drivers

How much horsepower does the new Ford diesel engine have?

Exact figures for the new turbo diesel engine for the 2018 F-150 haven’t been released yet. Ford is not in the business of ceding ground to its competitors. Both Ram and General Motors have diesel-powered trucks. The new Ford diesel engine will, at the minimum, be competitive with its rivals. The diesel V-6 engine will be a very efficient option for owners with higher-than-usual capability needs.

Houston Ford customers that really want to see a marriage between the inherent capability of the F-150 with maximum fuel-efficiency scores will be excited for the truck’s hybrid version to be released in 2020.

If you would like to begin the pre-ordering process for the 2018 Ford F-150 or learn more about the truck’s new diesel engine specifications, contact a Houston Ford sales professional today.

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