We had the chance to speak with David Ives, Ford's technical leader in charge of the coming upgrades for the 2015 Power Stroke turbo-diesel V-8. Ives did not tell us exactly what the new horsepower and torque ratings will be, but we're guessing Ford is making the significant changes even if it didn't directly beat all of the competition's numbers.
The changes are more than just a bigger block or more turbos. Ford has been very specific about exactly what needed upgrading to best allow the whole engine to work more comfortably as a complete, well-balanced system. Ford engineers have done their testing, as the slick testing video they debuted at the 2013 State Fair of Texas press conference shows.
They even gave a little tip of the hat to PickupTrucks.com for helping them figure out how to best determine if their changes bore fruit. Enjoy.