Ford F-150 diesel EPA-rated at 30 mpg highway

Rodiano Bonacci
Aprile 19, 2018

The 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel will use a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 that was developed in-house and shares what the Blue Oval calls "commercial-grade technology" with the well-regarded 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel found in its F-Series Super Duty trucks.

Diesel engines are heating up in the full-size truck market and Ford is throwing its hat into the ring with the 2018 F-150 rocking a 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel.

The Ford F-150 diesel is going to be absolutely the full-size pickup ever made when it goes for sale in May.

Ford has unveiled the new 3.0L Power Stroke diesel engine for the F-150 and the engine boasts EPA-estimated fuel economy that are the highest available in any full-size truck. The EcoDiesel produces 240 hp and 420 lb. -ft.

The automaker had previously said it was targeting 30 mpg with the PowerStroke diesel V-6, but official EPA ratings were just revealed this week. (597 Nm) of torque, enabling up to 11,400 lbs.

While Ford is not the first automaker to utilize a diesel V-6 in a half-ton pickup, it is the first to cross the 30 mpg threshold.

The new 3-litre Power Stroke is thoroughly modern and extremely durable featuring a compacted-graphite engine block and forged steel crank; a variable geometry turbo, 29,000 psi fuel injectors, dual fuel filters and a two stage oil pump that reduces parasitic losses and improves fuel efficiency. (5,171 kg) of towing capability and as much as 2,020 lbs.

The F-150 with the Power-Stroke diesel should start to arrive at your local dealers by May. Along with the best-in-class fuel economy ratings, the truck has the best in class diesel power. We will report with more details and real-world driving impressions shortly.

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