The most anticipated 2018 MY full size pickup hands down! Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Jan. 8, 2017 2018 Ford F-150 w/ the 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel Meet the all-new 2018 MY Ford F-150 with the all-new 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel mated to an all-new 10-Speed AT. Its 250 hp and 440 lb.-ft of torque, 11,400 pounds of towing cap and 2,020 pounds of payload are all extremely noteworthy. Its estimated 30 mpg highway rating is however “DA BOMB”!!! Ford announced this morning that its 2018 MY F-150 with the all-new 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel will soon become the sixth engine choice for future F-150 owners. Oh, and Auto Start-Stop is also standard. Ford’s All-new 3.0L V6 Power Stroke Turbo Diesel Design The F-150 Power Stroke turbo diesel is said to shares much of the commercial-grade technology from the brands F-Series Super Duty’s 6.7L V8 Power Stroke. The very same Ford powertrain team that designed and engineered the 6.7L Power Stroke in-house was responsible for engineering and adapting the all-new 3.0L Power Stroke V6 turbo diesel to the 2018 MY F-150. 2018 Ford F-150 with the 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel Peak torque is available at just 1,750 rpm will make this turbo diesel a joy to drive. Moving beyond the capability and into the construction detail, a super strong yet light compacted-graphite iron block and forged-steel crank are the foundation for multi-hundreds of thousands of miles rated engine. To reduced turbo lag, a high-efficiency variable-geometry turbocharger was incorporated. The common-rail runs at an ultra-high 29,000 PSI with multiple injections per compression stroke to reduce consumption and emissions while also providing lower NVH. Dual fuel filters are added for improved break-in and long-term reliability while a cast-aluminum oil pan and two-stage oil pump mean reduces parasitic loss and improves efficiency. The all-new 3.0L also features a premium mechanical engine-driven fan and dual radiator shutters for improved high temperature, high-altitude performance vs. an electric cooling fans used by competitors. While under light load, the Power Stroke engine control system backs off the fan load through a viscous coupler and closes the two radiator shutters for improved aerodynamic efficiency and reduced parasitic engine losses. A standard 10-speed AT maximizes efficiency and performance and in lightly loaded driving non-sequentially select the right gear ratio based on demand. 2018 Ford F-150 with the 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel Highlights and Power/Torque curve Underneath is all F-150 The 3.0L Turbo diesel and 10-speed AT are a major part of the story but like all well designed trucks, the chassis that carries and tows the mass must be up to the task as well. Ford utilizes the high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body, to reduce the vehicles curb weight while increasing both towing and payload without sacrifice. For 2018, Ford has added even stronger axles coupled with the fully boxed, 95+ percent high-strength steel frame. Arrival This Spring In mid-January, Ford dealers will begin taking orders for the 2018 F-150 with all-new 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel with customer delivery scheduled sometime this spring. The 3.0L Power Stroke turbo diesel engine will be available on all F-150 trim levels with SuperCrew 5.5-foot or 6.5-foot bed configurations and SuperCab trucks with the 6.5-foot bed. 30 mpg highway is eye opening? A 45+ mpg target will be extraordinary. In either case, it will be a good year for pickup truck fans and especially enthusiast loyal to the Ford brand in particular.