By Anthony Capkun
May 21, 2014 – Ford says the all-new 2016 F-650/F-750 medium-duty truck lineup with 6.7-L Power Stroke V8 turbo-diesel will feature three engine power ratings, promising 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 hp/675 lb-ft torque
• 300 hp/700 lb-ft torque
• 330 hp/725 lb-ft torque
John Ruppert, general manager Ford Commercial Vehicle sales and marketing, says “the all-new F-650/F-750 will arrive with no vocational restrictions. We’re giving our customers the power of choice to determine what’s best for their business.”
Ford says it is the only medium-duty truck manufacturer that designs and builds its own diesel engine and transmission combination, 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,” says John Davis, Ford commercial vehicle chief nameplate engineer.
A “key innovation” on the 6.7-L is its compacted graphite iron engine block that enhances durability and helps reduce noise, vibration and harshness, says the OEM. In addition to its Power Stroke diesel, Ford says it remains the segment-exclusive automaker to offer a gasoline-powered engine for a medium-duty truck. The 362 hp, 457 lb-ft of torque 6.8-L V10 is available for both F-650 and F-750 models with the TorqShift HD six-speed automatic transmission. The 6.8-L V10 can be factory-prepped for converting to compressed natural gas or liquid propane gas.
Available in Spring 2015, the new medium-duty truck lineup is 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.