Ford's all-new F-650/F-750 medium-duty truck lineup with 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbo diesel will feature three engine power ratings, including what Ford says are best-in-class standard diesel horsepower and torque, and no vocational limits on top ratings.
The three diesel power levels available for the 2016 Ford F-650/F-750 are:
- 270 horsepower/675 pounds-feet torque
- 300 horsepower /700 pounds-feet torque
- 330 horsepower/725 pounds-feet torque
Multiple ratings provide customers with the flexibility to scale engine power to work applications and operations.
“While other medium-duty truck manufacturers restrict top horsepower and torque ratings to certain applications, such as emergency services, the all-new F-650/F-750 will arrive with no vocational restrictions,” said John Ruppert, general manager Ford Commercial Vehicle Sales and Marketing.
The F-650/F-750 6.7-liter Power Stroke and commercial-grade 6-speed TorqShift HD automatic transmission have been developed and tested for medium-duty applications. The powertrain offers a five-year/250,000-mile limited warranty.
Ford is the only medium-duty truck manufacturer that designs and builds its own diesel engine and transmission combination, it says, ensuring the powertrain will work seamlessly with all chassis components and vehicle calibrations.
“Engineering the truck and powertrain together is the best way to deliver a great product for the customer,” said John Davis, Ford commercial vehicle chief nameplate engineer.
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.
Shorter airflow from the exhaust system to the turbocharger sitting between the engine’s cylinder banks improves turbo responsiveness – key to providing torque quickly when it's needed. 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.
In addition to its Power Stroke diesel, the 362-horsepower, 457-pounds-feet of torque 6.8-liter gasoline-powered V-10 is now available for both F-650 and F-750 models with the TorqShift HD 6-speed automatic transmission. The 6.8-liter V10 can be factory-prepped for converting to compressed natural gas or liquid propane gas.
Offered in Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab styles and in straight frame, dock height and an all-new dedicated tractor model for heavy towing applications, the 2016 F-650/F-750 will be available in spring 2015.