2016 Ford F-650/F-750 to offer three diesel power ratings, including best-in-class standard horsepower and torque
The new Ford F-650/F-750 medium-duty truck lineup with 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel (earlier post) will feature three engine power ratings, including best-in-class standard diesel horsepower and torque, and no vocational limits on top ratings.
Multiple ratings provide customers with the flexibility to scale engine power to work applications and operations. The three diesel power levels available for the 2016 Ford F-650/F-750 are: 270 hp (201 kW); 675 lb-ft (915 N·m) torque (best-in-class standard); 300 hp (224 kW); 700 lb-ft (949 N·m) torque; and 330 hp (246 kW); 725 lb-ft (983 N·m) torque.
The Ford 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel engine is paired with commercial-grade six-speed Ford TorqShift HD automatic transmission optimized for medium-duty vocations.
The second generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel builds upon the success of the diesel engine found in the F-Series Super Duty lineup. Key innovations on the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel are its compacted graphite iron engine block that enhances durability and helps reduce noise, vibration and harshness.
The reverse-flow layout places the exhaust inside the engine’s V-shape, while the air intake is positioned on the outside of the V. This segment-exclusive design naturally improves a variety of attributes.
Shorter airflow from the exhaust system to the turbocharger sitting between the engine’s cylinder banks improves turbo responsiveness—key to providing torque quickly to truck customers when they need it most. Positioning the turbo inside the engine’s valley helps isolate the engine’s hottest temperatures, aiding performance and efficiency while also reducing noise, vibration and harshness for improved driver comfort.
During testing, the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel endured the equivalent of 500,000-plus miles on an engine dynamometer, replicating the duty cycle of the harshest-use customer.
The new medium-duty truck lineup will be available in spring 2015.