Ford Powers Up the 2018 Super Duty

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The bar has been raised again: 2018 Ford Super Dutys will have the highest SAE International-rated horsepower and torque ratings of any of heavy-duty pickup truck sold in the U.S. A redesigned cylinder head and some software tweaking along with a touch more turbo boost (to take advantage of the increased cylinder head capacity) means the turbo-diesel 6.7-liter V-8 Power Stroke available on all F-250, F-350 and F-450 Super Dutys will have more power at 450 horsepower and more torque at 935 pounds-feet.

"Super Duty customers expect the best and for 2018 we're giving our customers even more power and torque from our Power Stroke diesel — delivering the most horsepower and torque available among any heavy-duty pickup," Ford truck marketing manager Todd Eckert said in a statement.

In addition to the Power Stroke upgrade, Ford will also offer a new 2018 F-450 4x2 dually model that will give the truck 34,000 pounds of gooseneck towing capacity when properly equipped. In the past, personal-use F-450 duallys were only available as a 4x4. This new configuration will be available on XL, XLT, Lariat and Platinum trim levels, with the XL starting at $54,125 including destination.

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Ugly and overpriced. Put it up against the Sierra again and see if this one will do better, or maybe fakenews.pickuptrucks.com will have to fudge the numbers Hillary-style to make it win like last time.

Beautiful...mopping the floor...again with the completion in power & sales...GO FORD!!!

The article makes mention of Ford marketing. Unfortunately, that's where the money went, not into engineering. LOL! Like BD said, put it up against the Sierra again and let's see if it measures up.

Meeh. Fudging the numbers again. We all know what the real Dyno is Ford . Less than GM and not even close to RAM.

The Govn't Motors posters are fake news.

Best-in-class* 450 horsepower and 935 lb.-ft. of torque.

Will GM jump on the wagon by changing the blockmaterial?

"Another notable feature is the compacted graphite iron engine block that is stronger yet lighter than cast iron."

Duramax 6.6 is almost alone in V-engines with old grey iron in the block.

https://www.ford.com/trucks/super-duty/features/power/

Ford really did their homework making the heavy duty truck #1

When marketing/bragging rights leads to increased performance.

Refer to recent FSeries performance in PUTC testing. Not impressive.

They had to redesign the heads to handle 10 more hp/tq? Ok. If I remember correctly, Gale Banks said the l5p Duramax has a lot of room for future power increases.

Wow, required new heads for a measly power increase. Ford just builds the bare minimum and has to re-engineer when it comes time to do a "software" reflash to one up the competition. Sadly in the real world this will still behind the Duramax in regards to Performance.

But Ford's marketing team can do great commercials, stating class leading power .

Make Ford great again.

Increase the power, decrease the fuel economy, little tweaks every year, not as bullet proof as Duramax

All diesels already have more power than I need. I am more interested in news on the coming 7 liter gas engine.

Ford wins again

LOL!!!

I called this!!! I knew FORD LIES would do this!!! They still won't Dyno crap and you fanboys will drink this up like coolaide!!


THIS IS WHY I CAN"T STAND FORD!!

F*cking
Owners
Really
Dumb

Cheers to the greatest Heavy Duty pickup in the history of the world. The mighty Ford Super Duty!

LOVE
FORD!

Yawn.. an ugly, overpriced truck with the least reliable diesel of the big 3.

Hahaha! Ford smudged the numbers just enough for the marketing teams antics to take over. It still won't win any dyno comparisons or head to head performance competitions against the mighty Duramax.

Meeh. Fudging the numbers again. We all know what the real Dyno is Ford . Less than GM and not even close to RAM.
Posted by: RAM |

i would take tq dyno numbers with a grain of salt. torque converter slip/lockup probably has an effect on torque numbers, which is why all the diesel power guys have a lock up switch

It is nice to see company continuously improve.

-CT

$54k for a base XL f450? What good is more power if no one can afford these things....

You guys are pathetic, get a life. It's just a truck.

Uber Pathetic. That TNTGMC is a nutcase, BD, you're a TOOL.

Give me a Duramax or a Cummins over a PowerCHOKE

@ Frank

Coming from the guy who knows nothing about trucks.
Never posts facts, and is a chronic complainer!
Go take your meds, and believe more lies that Ford tells you!

The Dyno Results says it all!! You just upset bc its true! Your Turd-Ford can't put down the power

@TNTGMC

I don't need to post fact, do your OWN research.

I am not wasting my time on you people, if you really knew trucks, you'd do your own research.

friggin lazy bum

Dyno results differ per truck, but, you're very ignorant to know this...in addition, Ford limits the torque thru gears within the Transmission for longevity.

Again, you're a blind clueless chump twerp.

@ Frank

Again all you have are demeaning words! No facts.

Uneducated you truly are!

I am not bias on any truck when it comes to 3500 or 350 series but when it comes to pulling which most of you people don't look at why would anyone buy a truck for 50k plus and only able to pull 23 ton when you can pay that same exact price and pull almost twice that amount with a ford or dodge GM really needs to get in the game just saying...

Go Ford the best never rest!!!!!! Cheers from cen Cali.

@Darklore, Because I hate Ford with a passion. I cannot afford a truck right now. But my dad is giving me his 1992 Chevy pickup and I'd rather have a hand me down pickup that than a new Ford.

In reference on who can afford these comments. Sales numbers of full-size truck says a lot of people can afford these. I’m just not talk about ford either. Ram, chevy and gmc bring pretty big price tags. So as last by as people keep buying these the innovation and price will continue to increase.

My family cannot afford these. Obama gave us a phone. I need a truck.

I gave my son my 1992 Chevy. I am currently shopping for a new 2003 Chevy pickup. My budget is $3000.

Ford covers up the problem with cylinder head, that's why this redesign and funny 10Hp boost.

@TNTGMC

I don't need to post fact, do your OWN research.

I am not wasting my time on you people, if you really knew trucks, you'd do your own research.

friggin lazy bum

Dyno results differ per truck, but, you're very ignorant to know this...in addition, Ford limits the torque thru gears within the Transmission for longevity.

Again, you're a blind clueless chump twerp.


Posted by: Frank | Dec 5, 2017 10:13:11 AM

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So the real issue is a poor transmission design that can't handle the peaky power of the powerstroke?

I agree then, it apparently has other issues than poor dyno and road performance.

But hey you Ford guys can get your rocks off to the next iteration of Denis Leary marketing.

@Sierra

Once again not BIAS on any truck the Duramax has its known issues bad fuel pumps, the ford has its known issues with the turbo charger, and Cummins has its know issues with its manifolds, which have all been fixed. The only thing I do think is Ford should have stuck with the international engine 7.3L it was fords best diesel but because of California liberals that like clean air that's just not possible any more with DEF. They all 3 have turbo issues and wear mostly because of human error of running a turbo or engine on the interstate so long and getting a temp of 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit on the turbo and not idling the truck before shutting it down to cycle oil and letting it to fully cool down.

not sure what the point is. I would think the 3/4 ton would have a less powerful motor then a 350 or 450. Someone needs to put a limit of HP torque on each size....this is getting stupid

@ Sierra

Congrats on the 1992 Chevy! Great body style and motors. My dad has a 97 with over 275K on it. Still runs like a champ. Its in awesome condition. Some guy in his home town offered him $8K for it, but refused because he can't replace it for anything nicer or newer for that kind of money. These trucks prices have gotten out of hand!!
My dad is a very tight man with his money, if he doesn't have cash he won't buy it. Plus he has owned this since new so he knows what abuse its been through!

I still see so many of the 90's body style GM trucks on the road today. I never see a Ford though!

TNT- I never see old trucks anymore on the road ever of any make. Most have rusted apart or people realized its time to move on.

-CT

The "Frank" posting above must the "BAFO Frank" because each post is only one sentence per paragraph in typical BAFO fashion.

In regards to this article, I wonder if the engine and cylinder heads are made of military grade metals? I certainly hope so. With those astronomical tow ratings, who needs a Kenworth or a Peterbilt?

Same thing as 2011, Ford introduces their new diesel shortly before Chevy. After Chevy reveals their more powerful Duramax, Ford goes jk ours has more power but it still can’t beat the Duramax in performance or fuel economy.

@ CT

Where do u live at?? I live in Midwest. And in rural smaller towns and smaller cities they are everywhere

Make Ford great again.
Posted by: Lionel | Dec 5, 2017 7:34:05 AM

They're already mopping the floor with shaky GOVT motor trucks LOL

@ CT

Where do u live at?? I live in Midwest. And in rural smaller towns and smaller cities they are everywhere


Posted by: TNTGMC | Dec 5, 2017 3:16:38 PM

Basically, A ROCK!

GTFO

Weak! New heads added like 2 HP and they didn't upgrade the cheap cheesey trans they already had to limit power on. HAHAHAHA! Poor Ford so broke running on a shoe sting! Only a idiot would buy this cheap junk.

Refer to recent FSeries performance in PUTC testing. Not impressive.


Posted by: papajim | Dec 5, 2017 6:42:38 AM

C'mon dude. All of the Diesels are pretty impressive. This one upping is a win for the consumer. You idiots need to stop your brand biased comments and enjoy the products they are forcing each other to make better...and better...and better.

Weak! New heads added like 2 HP and they didn't upgrade the cheap cheesey trans they already had to limit power on. HAHAHAHA! Poor Ford so broke running on a shoe sting! Only a idiot would buy this cheap junk.


Posted by: johnny doe | Dec 5, 2017 4:33:03 PM

Nothing short of a short bus. Wow, just wow.

FYI, you can tune an engine for more HP later on down the road.

You're mental. LMFAO!

Refer to recent FSeries performance in PUTC testing. Not impressive.


Posted by: papajim | Dec 5, 2017 6:42:38 AM

Hey johnny doe doe, you sure your daddy aint on the short bus with you. Nothing short of pure idiocracy.

After all, he is sick in the head.

Refer to recent FSeries performance in PUTC testing. Not impressive.


Posted by: papajim | Dec 5, 2017 6:42:38 AM

I often find that I don't agree with professional testers. While I haven't bought a diesel truck lately sales indicate that a lot of the people that have do not agree with the pros. Such is life.

Only one on the short bus licking windows is you Frank. They added new heads and never address the transmission they already had to limit power on before this new update in power. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to clearly see Ford had this poorly thought out and cheaping out with a still weak trans they already had to limit power too. This is why Ford remain low on the reliability studies, they keep being cheap and cutting corners.



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