|The 2007 F-250 Super Duty pickup.|
Ford Motor will offer a new 6.4-liter Power Stroke diesel in its 2008 F-Series Super Duty pickup, to go on sale early in 2007.
The new engine —which will replace the current 6.0-liter V-8—and aftertreatment system is designed for Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD), will use piezo-electric injectors in its high-pressure, common-rail fuel injection system and feature a new diesel particulate filter system. The 6.4-liter diesel system will have PM emissions comparable to that of a gasoline engine, according to Ford.
More details will be available at the official announcement at the Texas State Fair in September.
Ford has sold 1.3 million diesel-powered F-Series pickups in the US since 2001. On an annual basis, Ford sells more diesel-powered pickup trucks than Chevrolet and Dodge combined. Nearly three-quarters of all Ford Super Duty trucks are sold with the Power Stroke diesel.