Ford just dropped the mic. For a few weeks, Ford has been coy about how much power its new Super Duty pickup will have. Now we know, and it’s huge: 500 horsepower and 1,200 pound-feet of torque. It’s not just stump pulling power, but Boeing 747 towing power for this big truck. What did Ford do with its new, but old-school, 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel?
What does Ford Super Duty mean?
With the new 2023 Ford Super Duty on the way, Ford is upping the ante on what Super Duty really means. In Ford parlance, Super Duty means cargo trucks, the ones that can tow and haul more. Super Duty trucks are typically identified as F-250 or F-350 and F-450, and are longer, taller and wider than most full-size trucks. They compete with the Silverado HD and Ram HD 2500 and 3500 trucks.
How much can a Ford Super Duty tow?
With the Power Stroke upgrades, that means the new truck has a maximum towing capacity of 40,000 pounds. That’s about the weight of a garbage truck or a large fire engine. A 2023 Super Duty can now also haul 8,000 pounds in the bed, which is as much as a Chevy Tahoe SUV and a Prius C. Combined.
Of course, to get that kind of power, you’ll need to order the F-450 truck in the regular cab variant and outfit it appropriately. Although these kinds of numbers make headlines, keep in mind that in most states you’ll need a commercial driver’s license to tow more than 10,000 pounds. For comparison, according to jalopnikthe Ram 3500 HD tops out at 37,050 pounds, while the Silverado 3500 can tow 36,000 pounds.
How much power does the 6.7 liter Power Stroke diesel make?
The newest version of the 6.7-liter high-output Power Stroke diesel makes 1,200 pound-feet of torque and 500 horsepower. But that’s not all that’s new from Ford, the new 7.3-liter V8 gasoline engine available in the F-350 now makes 430 horsepower and 485 lv-ft of torque. The regular (not performance) 6.7-liter Power Stroke makes the same power, with 475 horsepower but 1,050 pound-feet of torque.
Ford recently announced the new Super Duty trucks
The new Super Duty trucks were announced in September and bring a lot of new technology to the full-size truck segment. It is the first 5G-capable truck and has Pro Power Onboard, which provides electric power from its hybrid motor. The new truck has 2 kW of electrical power. It has new scales on board, as well as new bed steps and active cameras.
The new seats can also be folded almost completely. Its new tailgate is automatic and has two cameras, alone on top of 12 others in the rest of the truck. The new truck also has a head-up display to show speed and other vital information. But, when you are in off-road mode. The new Pro Trailer Hitch Assist will automatically back the truck up to a trailer. It then uses the onboard scales to measure the tongue weight so the trailer is balanced.
Ford created the Super Duty line in 1999 and they have gone through four generations. The current generation launched in 2017 and was the first all-new version of the truck since 1999. Like the F-150, the Super Duty has an aluminum frame that saved hundreds of pounds in weight, which not only helped trucks get better fuel economy but allowed them to tow and haul more.
For 2022, you can order it with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that makes 385 horsepower, a 7.3-liter with 475 horsepower, or the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel engine that puts out a staggering 1,050 lb-ft of torque and 475 horsepower.
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