Finally, the 2018 Ford F-150 turbodiesel will appear soon on the market. The first models will be on sale in the spring of this year. For now, it will only be available on the U.S. and Canadian Market. The main competitors will be Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and RAM 1500. Overall, Ford Motor Company is launching a truly impressive full-size pickup with a diesel engine.
The outer design is characterized by a two-bars chrome radiator grille, chrome or body-color bumpers. Complete lighting is in LED technology (standard halogen headlights). The cabin features vinyl or leather seats, manual or automatic climate control, a 4.2-inch TFT screen (an instrument panel), an 8-inch touchscreen with Ford’s Sync3 interface (central console).
Of course, mounted is on the new Ford T3 platform. Exterior dimensions: length 231.9 or 243.7 inch (5890 or 6190 mm), width 79.9 inch (2029 mm), height from 75.5 to 77.3 inch (from 1918 to 1963 mm), while wheelbase 145 or 156.8 inch (3683 or 3983 mm ). Depending on the model, there are 18 or 20 inch aluminum wheels. Probably will be much harder than the basic gasoline model. The maximum payload is 2020 lbs (916 kg), while the maximum towing capacity is 11,400 lbs (5171 kg). Available is SuperCab with two or SuperCrew with four-door, designed for accommodation of 3 to 6 passengers. For starters, offer Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum level trim, but mentioned is and XL and XLT. There are two lengths of load compartment: 66 or 78 inch (1676 or 1981 mm).
Like petrol models, will be rear wheels or all four wheels drive, combined with a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. Definitely, installed is 3.0-liter V6 Power Stroke turbodiesel engine. It is made of compact-graphite iron, with elements of forged steel and cast aluminum. This engine will have 250 hp and 440 lb-ft (597 Nm) of torque. It’s very similar to the 3.0-liter TD6 turbodiesel from the Jaguar Land Rover Company. Thanks to the automatic start-stop system, fuel consumption will be lower than competing models.
Although the sale of the 2018 Ford F-150 turbodiesel begins soon, the official price has not yet been announced. However, depending on the trim level, we expect it to be more expensive than the gasoline model for $ 2,400 to $ 4,000.