Ford Adds Turbo-Diesel to 2018 F-150 Engines

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The 2018 Ford F-150 will offer six engine choices for 2018, including a new Power Stroke turbo-diesel. That means consumers can choose from three V-6 EcoBoost engines, two naturally aspirated gas engines (one V-6, one V-8) and the new turbo-diesel 3.0-liter 60-degree V-6. The overall weight penalty for the new engine is about 300 pounds when compared to the EcoBoost engines.

The 24-valve turbo-diesel will make 250 horsepower and 440 pounds-feet of torque. The engine is the same diesel currently used in Jaguar, Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles, and is built in the United Kingdom, sourced from the Ford-designed Lion engine family. Although EPA fuel-economy numbers have not been established yet, Ford is hoping the diesel F-150 will be the first half-ton pickup to get a rating at or above 30 mpg highway.

Currently, only the mid-size Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon equipped with the inline four-cylinder turbo-diesel 2.8-liter get a 30-mpg highway rating from the EPA. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE (the only other half ton to offer a small diesel engine) received a 29-mpg highway rating when it was available in 2016.

Ford's new diesel uses a water-cooled variable vane turbocharger and will be mated to the 10-speed transmission with automatic stop-start capabilities. The engine block is made of compacted graphite iron for added stiffness and strength, and the heads are aluminum. Ford said it has made several upgrades to the crankshaft, the injection system, connecting rods and various engine bearings. The engine will include a 5.4-gallon diesel exhaust fluid tank, allowing the fluid to be injected into the exhaust stream to lower emissions levels. The tank will be located directly behind the fuel tank and filled from the same fuel door.

F-150 Diesel 3 II

Interestingly, the new diesel engine will not offer a multisetting exhaust brake switch (like that found in the Super Duty) to help with heavy loads or large trailers during descent down steep hills, but it will offer a slightly more aggressive engine-braking setting when the Tow/Haul mode is selected. The diesel F-150 will also include a selectable boost and DEF gauge within the information screen.

Ford is expecting the take rate for the new diesel to be around 5 percent of total F-150 sales, which is likely to be around 25,000 sales.

Retail customers can order Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum SuperCrew diesels with either 5.5- or 6.5-foot beds; SuperCab versions of those trims will be offered with a 6.5-foot bed. For most setups, diesel F-150s will either have 3.55:1 or 3.31:1 axle gearing.

Fleet customers can get the diesel across all trim levels as a SuperCrew with a 5.5- or 6.5-foot bed or a SuperCab with a 6.5-foot bed. 

The diesel will cost an extra $2,400 over the 3.5-liter EcoBoost for XL and XLT models, $3,000 over the 5.0-liter V-8 for King Ranch and Platinum models, and $4,000 over the 2.7-liter EcoBoost for the Lariat.

The baby Power Stroke will be available for ordering later in January, but diesel F-150s likely won't arrive at dealerships until spring. The Ford F-150 also will get a hybrid powertrain before the end of the decade.

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Comments

So-weeeet !!!

-Compacted graphite block
-30 mpg+
-Best-in-class HP and Tq

LOVE
FORD!

MORE FORD POWERJOKE JUNK.
QUALITY IS JOB NONE.

makes me want one bad. Especially with a 36 gallon fuel tank option! But I am not a fan of the timing belt.

How can you call it Super Duty and not offer an 8' bed?

I've never been a diesel guy so excuse my ignorance, but I have always heard friends who have them say;
"It's cheaper to leave diesel's running than it is to restart after a few minutes".
Has that changed or was it never true?
This one restarts at every stop.

i will guinea pig one for yall! I am ordering one the day the banks open

No jake brake and a damn timing belt?! Not to mention only 10 hp and 20 lb-ft of torque over the ram's ecodiesel. If the ram gets the wrangler's updated ecodiesel then ram will be on top again power wise. I just can't get over ford putting all this money into this engine and putting a highly advanced 10 speed behind it just to cut corners like using a cheap @$$ timing belt. This thing has all of the quality of the Chrysler 3.5 V6 before the pentastar in cars. Not truck worthy at all. Now I see why land rovers are always at the dealership...

From Stevadore: "How can you call it Super Duty and not offer an 8' bed?"

It's a regular 1/2 ton not a SuperDuty. Maybe the PowerStroke moniker for the engine caused confusion. But that is interesting that they are not offering it with the regular cab/8ft bed unless youre a fleet buyer. Then again, I am sure they have the numbers to back up that decision.

This one restarts at every stop---Posted by: Stevadore | Jan 8, 2018

@Stevador

I think you can assume the 0n-off feature is selectable.

My chief complaint is the 3.0 liter size of the engine. It's too bad Ford management has been so obsessed with fuel mileage above all other considerations. Small turbo charged engines, whether gas or diesel, stop being economical the second you add "load" to the equation.

No different than the lousy gas mileage that's been observed with the 2.7 Ford turbo gasser, the diesel will only get great mileage on the Interstate with light throttle. Can't wait to see real-world test results.

Ram will lose weight and get the updated ecodiesel, ram always has the best diesels in their respective segments. Why did ford put in a forged crankshaft but use a damn timing belt? Still can't get over that.

With the 4 cylinder Colorado just making 30 and the Ram HFE rated at 29 I doubt Ford will make 30+ without a fuel economy version.

It also seems strange that they aren't at least matching the 3.5 torque numbers. So Ford will offer a premium engine with less hp and Torque for $2400 more.

Such a great way to start 2018! This will be huge for Ford, and for buyers. Not only do you have choices of v6 turbos, but now a diesel as well. Its a great time to be a pickup owner!

-CT

Well it was inevitable that Ford would follow Ram and GM in offering a diesel option in their pick-ups. Ford fans deserve more choice then just another trim level or grille option.

Its a Peugeot Diesel Engine !!!

Question. How many years will it take to pay back the premium of the diesel vs a Eco Boost. (3.5ltr, or 2.7).

RAM has a Detroit Diesel,Chrysler Corporation Diesel in its 1500 !

As Detroit Diesel sold its diesel engine to Chrysler Corporation starting in the 1980's ...Daimler Chrysler bought half of VM and owned it until 2003.Also,FCA bought shares back in VM Motori in 2009 then whole deal in 2013.

"Ford is expecting the take rate for the new diesel to be around 5 percent of total F-150 sales."

Sounds like much ado about nothing, frankly.

One out of 20 F150s will have this engine? Why not just bring back the Ford 6.2 gasser with the 10 speed auto?

I still cannot grasp why Ford dropped the 6.2 from the F150 lineup. The diesel is a huge price increase over the other power train options and will not be a big plus in the FE area. Hard to fathom.

Considering the 10 speed transmission and lighter weight vs. ram 30 mpg seems reasonable. Either way the ram diesel gets really good mileage and there's no reason this won't have very similar performance.

What stinks is the increased purchase price and the fact that diesel is increasingly overpriced compared to regular unleaded. Locally diesel is 53 cents per gallon more than regular unleaded. I remember in 2002 when I bought my super duty diesel was LESS than regular unleaded. Now it is almost 25 percent more and the difference keeps growing for whatever reason. Makes it really hard for the diesel to pay for itself. Still probably achievable but it's going to take a lot of miles. I don't think many people really buy these diesels to save money anyways. They may tell themselves that, but I really don't think many people save money by going with diesel over gasoline.

Sweet not like GARAGE MOTOR COMPANY WITH THIR WANNA BE F150/Tundra.

Ford copied GM? Show me a Silverado/Sierra 1500 Diesel?

Damn, those fangirlz are something else, there's a bozo on site claming F150 and Superduty and TWO Different brands of trucks.

GM has two brands, Ford has one.

On a couple forums seems like a lot of diesels are froze up right now with the cold in the northern part of the country. I don't want nor need one. My gasser pulls my boat and camper just fine, with no worries or having to buy def let alone the price of fuel being higher then gas. not sure where the advantage is overall.

SPIED: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel!
GM to Battle Ford 3.0 Power Stroke and Ram EcoDiesel from Truck Trend
After some speculation, we've been able to confirm that Chevrolet is testing a diesel version of the upcoming 2019 Silverado 1500. If such a vehicle makes it to production, it'll likely square off with other light-duty diesels such as the Ford F-150 Powerstroke and the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel (if that vehicle is recertified by the EPA). Spotted doing hot-weather testing in Death Valley, the test mule was refueling from a telltale green pump nozzle, and its driver was also refilling a yellow jerrycan. Furthermore, the test vehicle in question is sporting warning labels inside its fuel door that demand ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel only. The truck also sports a stylish dual-outlet exhaust system, which looks more akin to what you'd find in a customized sport truck rather than an off-the-rack diesel. As for what's powering this 2019 Silverado, we're a bit mystified. General Motors hasn't ever offered a diesel engine suitable for a half-ton pickup, although its European luxury arms did offer a 3.0L turbocharged diesel engine (made by DMAX) for some time in the previous decade. A return of that engine is unlikely, as it was designed nearly 20 years ago and would be difficult to modernize. More likely, however, is the return of the 4.5L "LMK" Duramax turbodiesel V-8, which was due for the 2010 model year before being scrapped. Back then, rumors insisted the engine would produce 310 hp and 520 lb-ft, numbers that would absolutely shame both the Ford 3.0L Power Stroke and the Ram 3.0L EcoDiesel. In fact, the LMK would come close to matching the larger, heavier Nissan Titan XD's 5.0L Cummins V-8, making us wonder if General Motors might be considering reviving the "1500HD" designation for certain configurations of the 2019 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra.
Going to be interesting for sure

Dave- how old are those diesels? I know many people who have them and I am in Maine. No issues what so ever.

I was quite excited about the new GM truck, but now this one has me even more excited. The price difference is worth it, someone commented why wouldn't you do the 6.2 instead of this diesel. that is easy, better FE, better towing, better FE towing,better resale. Just look at the gm 6.2 that nobody buys, and they do not even offer the diesel as of yet. Hopefully they follow suit and do the same as Ford and give us a diesel option in the new GM.

-CT

Ford is going to own the Detroit Auto Show this year

This one restarts at every stop---Posted by: Stevadore | Jan 8, 2018

@Stevador

I think you can assume the 0n-off feature is selectable.

My chief complaint is the 3.0 liter size of the engine. It's too bad Ford management has been so obsessed with fuel mileage above all other considerations. Small turbo charged engines, whether gas or diesel, stop being economical the second you add "load" to the equation.

No different than the lousy gas mileage that's been observed with the 2.7 Ford turbo gasser, the diesel will only get great mileage on the Interstate with light throttle. Can't wait to see real-world test results.


Posted by: papajim | Jan 8, 2018 9:27:41 AM


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Don't get your hopes up on it being selectable by the driver.

Most start stops are for mileage gains and being able to shut it off would make the EPA disregard any gain in mileage for corporate average.

I can tell you my wife just bought a 2018 Traverse and I was pleasantly surprised how unobtrusive it was. I didn't even realize it was doing it until my wife pointed out the rpm gauge moving to the start stop position. It was with the 3.6 v6 and 9 speed auto. Based on all the whining and bashing on the internet I thought it would be terrible.

It really is no different than noticing when my 6.2 goes into v4 mode.

Not a flexible engine, in spite of the variable vane turbo.
Looks like you have to keep it in the 2500-3500rpm range to do anything.
And why doesn't Ford offer appropriate axle ratios? 3.15 for 4x2, and 3.31 for 4x4
No way for Ford to hit 30mpg highway.

Ford loses again hahaha!

Auto start-stop is without a doubt the dumbest thing every put on an engine, has or diesel. I will not buy any vehicle that has it unless it can be disabled. I also will never buy a used one with it. That is incredibly hard on any engine. Plain stupid is what it is

Dan-many have this and most if not all will in the next 10 years. It is proven technology, if that happens, you will need to ride a bike.

-CT

@ Mark Williams
It was desigbed by Peugeot who do a lot of small diesels, hence the Lion name. Built and tested by Ford in Dagenham England

ok so there is a lot here.

1. Its about time. Fiat has proven the viability of the full size half ton diesel.

2. Only 5% of F150s will get it? If that holds true this engine will only be slightly less rare than the magical 6.2 Chevy and GMC occasionally puts in half ton trucks. Seems like alotta work for only 5% even if it does bring MPG bragging rights.

3. Anything short of 30MPG will be a disappointment.

4. Pretty cool that Ford could make it work without a visible DEF tank hanging low that needs to be filled from the hood for years and years and years without correction/refinement/revision.

Looking forward to tests/reviews of it.

"It also seems strange that they aren't at least matching the 3.5 torque numbers. So Ford will offer a premium engine with less hp and Torque for $2400 more.


Posted by: Jack | Jan 8, 2018 9:30:30 AM"

I like how you left off the part where it will probably get 2x the fuel mileage in real world driving.

The eco-boost is a cycle beater not a truck motor, most people have accepted that at this point.

I am currently driving a 2018 F150 5.0 with the new 10spd trans and it does have this auto off/on. It does take some getting used to. You can't just mash it off the line, you have to wait for the engine to turn over first. As soon as you let off the brake, the engine cranks and take about 1/4 to 1/2 seconds before you can get some go motion after hitting the gas. Almost always has my foot hit the gas first and the engine is not ready until 1/4 to 1/3 seconds later. As far as I know so far, it only works in ECO mode. I would imagine this would take a toll on the starter in the long run. I don't really know why when it's supposed to shut off and restart because it doesn't do it all the time. The down side I noticed right away was when it shuts off, it lower the fan speed to low.. that's not good here when it's negative temps like we've had in the past week so far. I guess for those tree huggers, a slight delay is ok.

Wow this makes me want to get rid of my Ram ecodeisel as soon as it comes out!

haha....anything made in Great Britain is the pinnacle of quality and reliability!!

I am currently driving a 2018 F150 5.0 with the new 10spd trans and it does have this auto off/on. It does take some getting used to. You can't just mash it off the line, you have to wait for the engine to turn over first. As soon as you let off the brake, the engine cranks and take about 1/4 to 1/2 seconds before you can get some go motion after hitting the gas. Almost always has my foot hit the gas first and the engine is not ready until 1/4 to 1/3 seconds later. As far as I know so far, it only works in ECO mode. I would imagine this would take a toll on the starter in the long run. I don't really know why when it's supposed to shut off and restart because it doesn't do it all the time. The down side I noticed right away was when it shuts off, it lower the fan speed to low.. that's not good here when it's negative temps like we've had in the past week so far. I guess for those tree huggers, a slight delay is ok.


Posted by: uh huh | Jan 8, 2018 12:28:18 PM

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The only way I could possibly get my wife's Traverse to lag would be to double pedal it off the line. By the time my foot is off the brake an touching the gas it's running. It also doesn't shut off in low temps so far that I've seen.

Maybe Ford has a more aggressive start-stop system that is more obtrusive?

Ford loses again hahaha!


Posted by: GMSRGRE | Jan 8, 2018 11:48:54 AM

Looks like a GARBAGE MOTORS FAN GIRLY TRY TO USE MULTIPLE USERNAME AND SHE MISSED A LETTER HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

I like how you left off the part where it will probably get 2x the fuel mileage in real world driving.

The eco-boost is a cycle beater not a truck motor, most people have accepted that at this point.


Posted by: devilsadvocate | Jan 8, 2018 12:26:35 PM

At $2.50 a gallon and an average of 18 MPG will get you 17,000+ miles worth of gas. And no you're not going to get twice the mileage with a diesel. You figure 3.5 Average of 18 MPG and maybe 24 from the diesel.

So an average mpg of 18 for the 3.5 and 24 mpg for the diesel your talking about 69,000 miles or average of 4.5 years before you break even on a diesel and that not including DEF or maintenance.

I know, I Know, "but it holds its value"...... You also paid a premium up front and god forbid you get into a fender bender.

Curious what the max tow ratings will be with this engine. Probably no more than the eco Ram. I don't see the point of a diesel in a half ton except to try and establish a higher fuel efficiencey marketing ad campaign. The added initial purchase cost along with higher maintenance expenses will not be recouped.

2. Only 5% of F150s will get it? If that holds true this engine will only be slightly less rare than the magical 6.2 Chevy and GMC occasionally puts in half ton trucks. Seems like alotta work for only 5% even if it does bring MPG bragging rights.

Posted by: Clint | Jan 8, 2018 12:21:42 PM

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My father, brother and myself all have 6.2L v8's in our GM half tons.

Two of those are pickup trucks. Other than the fact it's not available in lesser trims, your opinion is primarily false.

Oh, and you are correct. That motor is magical.

The only way I could possibly get my wife's Traverse to lag would be to double pedal it off the line. By the time my foot is off the brake an touching the gas it's running. It also doesn't shut off in low temps so far that I've seen.

Maybe Ford has a more aggressive start-stop system that is more obtrusive?
Posted by: andrwken | Jan 8, 2018 1:00:17 PM

You can definitely feel the engine shut off and restart. It is a V8 so you'll notice. Not only that, you usually don't feel transverse engine twist the vehicle like longitudinal engines due to their placements. I can see starters going out sooner than expected.

The only way I could possibly get my wife's Traverse to lag would be to double pedal it off the line. By the time my foot is off the brake an touching the gas it's running. It also doesn't shut off in low temps so far that I've seen.

Maybe Ford has a more aggressive start-stop system that is more obtrusive?
Posted by: andrwken | Jan 8, 2018 1:00:17 PM

You can definitely feel the engine shut off and restart. It is a V8 so you'll notice. Not only that, you usually don't feel transverse engine twist the vehicle like longitudinal engines due to their placements. I can see starters going out sooner than expected.


Posted by: uh huh | Jan 8, 2018 2:22:25 PM

Never found many v6's to be smoother than v8's so we'll just agree to disagree. The one thing I do notice in her 3.6V6 is the starter is very fast and very quiet. Does your 5.0 still have the loud gear drive starter like Ford has used in the 5.4's? That may be why it is more noticeable and aggravating. The V6 is barely noticeable when it starts normally or in start stop.

Start stop working well will be in the automaker's hands, so it will be better in some applications than others.

@Clint

re: GM 6.2 V8

Do your homework or look like the fool. EVERY Escalade has the 6.2 Every GMC Denali (Yukon) gets the 6.2

The Denali package accounts for almost half of all Yukons sold according to recent GM announcements. Ford made a strategic mistake dropping the 6.2 from the F150 option list but it's not too late for management to fix that. Ford's 6.2 is a really great option for a half ton pickup.

Yes the 5.0 cranking has a loud gear noise. Can definitely hear it in the cab.

If Ford can make a masterpiece Eco-Boost engine then I have full confidence that they can also make the best diesel engine.
I am not ready for a diesel cause I am love with my Eco-Boost.

Responding to Frank -

Chevrolet and GMC both offered diesel 1/2 ton pickup trucks in 1/2 ton trucks since the 80's thru 1998. 5.7L diesel then 6.2L diesel then 6.5L diesel.

More garbage diesels and trucks to clogg up the road ways from Ford. Nothing but junk! Guess they come with start stop to hold up GM and Ram owners more now, when that junk Ford dies at stop lights.

Responding to Frank -

Chevrolet and GMC both offered diesel 1/2 ton pickup trucks in 1/2 ton trucks since the 80's thru 1998. 5.7L diesel then 6.2L diesel then 6.5L diesel.


Posted by: AllAmerikan | Jan 8, 2018 3:07:27 PM

Incorrect.

Ford & GM offered a Diesel in 1982 with GM detroit and Ford Navistar. They were only offered in HD trucks.

@Frank

Wrong. The early 1980s 350 GM diesel was available in cars and trucks.

The early 1980s 350 GM diesel was available in cars and trucks.


Posted by: papajim | Jan 8, 2018 3:28:05 PM

I'll give you that one, I forgot about it, maybe because it was the worst motor ever produced.

Sorry, unreliable diesel such as that didn't stick well as they were/are laughable.



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