Future Truck: 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty

Future Truck: 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty
Illustration Copyright 2009: Mark Stehrenberger Design and PickupTrucks.com

Based on our recent spy photos of 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty test trucks, we asked Mark Stehrenberger to whip up a speculative rendering of what Ford's new heavy-duty pickups could look like. Stehrenberger created the excellent illustration shown above.

The 2011 Super Duty is expected to receive a major styling refresh, about to the extent of the 2008-model-year update. The current blue oval heavy duties took their exterior inspiration from the mighty Ford F-350 Tonka concept that debuted at the 2002 Detroit auto show. The practice round for the 2011 model appears to be the bold Ford F-250 Super Chief concept, first shown at the 2006 Detroit auto show. We also expect the new Super Duty pickups to receive updated badges stamped in the same font as the 2009 Ford F-150. They'll be placed near the bottom of the A-pillar.

Mechanically, we expect the 2011 Super Duty will use Ford's all-new in-house 6.7-liter Scorpion V-8 diesel. The gas engine is expected to be the new 6.2-liter premium V-8, which should replace the 6.8-liter V-10. Another major powertrain change is the likely end of manual transmissions.

Spied: 2011 Ford F-Series Super Duty


I love the top picture of the 2011 Future Ford F-Super Duty. Hope they come out like that,But I perfer a Crew Cab model. Great job Ford.....!!!

say it aint so! no stick shift! wake up ford. you need to continue to offer stuff like this. autos are for people with no left foot.

well i like the top pic..but i doubt the production version will look like it...i still say...DODGE!

I hope the rumors about an independent front suspension on 4X4's, at least F-250's, is true. The competition rides and handles better.

I think Ford should hire Mark Stehrenberger to design there trucks that is one bad ass truck he also did a sketch of the new 2009 F-150 back a few months ago and that would have been a nice truck also but it didn't come out like that Hope this F-250 does but i doubt it

What really makes that artist rendering stand out is the chopped roofline. As you can see from the spy photo, Ford has planned a roof about 6 inches taller. I agree with others. Build that rendering!!

At least it doesnt have the chevy LUV front suspension like the GM hd trucks have , way to go ford

I hope it's not a panel changed truck introduced as new. (1999 to present). Innovation will always excite the masses not gimmicks. As a Super Duty owner I think Ford has taken us for granted for too many years because of good truck sales. It's time for something top to bottom new.

No IFS for superduty's please! Ford and Dodge both use solid axles for their 3/4 tons, because they are reliable simple and tough. for the offroaders in particular, we neeed solid axles!

I personally like the solid front axles myself and if I had it my way all of the pickup trucks from the half ton on up would have a solid front axle. That's just what makes a four wheel drive a four wheel drive. Ever since the auto makers went to the independent front suspension the trucks have lost ground clearance and four wheel durability. Now everything is too electronic and I also think that they should stick with the shift on the fly shifter in the floor.

The tall bed and small windows make it look really disproportionate. Please lower the bed rails so someone can actually access the bed.

Looks good. There is supposed to be a lot of new stuff, not just exterior changes.

Please don't lower the bed rails. I need them high to keep cargo from falling out.

It is great that people are thinking about the environment and working to make the world a safer place. Not only the materials that you are using on your home are safe for the environment but dump trucks have come a long way since the earlier models. We are learning and expanding and coming up with a wide range of safer more effective vehicles for the work force. I think it is great that many auto manufacturers are turning to hybrid vehicles to protect the environment and now they are even using hybrid dump trucks.

I hope that's only going to be the 1/2 ton "family" model. I certainly don't want a work truck with a raked windshield like that! Trying to work in a "pretty" truck is horrible. IFS? Uh no thanks, I'll take the beefy solid axle that can take the beating and thrashing required thank you. That rendering is like every other "specialty" truck, low,flashy,pretty,no tire clearance and good for looking at and driving on smooth roads.
I'll take a work truck to do my work thanks. Leave the SUPER DUTIES as WORK trucks and bling out the 1/2 tons if you want.

The front axle on current 4X4 Super Duty trucks is a joke. Constant plastic ball joint and wheel bearing failures. Ride and handling a joke. Front end too high. Sure, Chevy's grond clearance isn't too great, but the main problem there is the frame rails are too deep (over 2 inches deeper than a Super Duty). But you are not going rock climbing in a full size pickup anyway. That's what Wrangers, CJ's, and FJ's are for. Only advantage to the Ford Super Duty front axle is that it is easier and cheaper for the kids to install a 6"+ suspension lift on.

I agree with big bob, I have a 1999 Ford F250 Powerstroke. It's fully loaded and in excellent condition. I've been trying to sell it for 2 years, and now one will buy it, it's been on ebay 3 times, craigslist several times, and in newspapers....no one seems to want it, so I've decided to keep it. I was hoping to upgrade to the new 09 Chevy Duramax, but all that info is beside the point. This truck has been driven extremely easily, mostly highway miles, but still after just over 100000 miles, it's had the ball joints go out on both sides, which from what I've heard is a common superduty problem

Just got rid of my Chevy 2007 2500 Duramax!! I am ordering the new 2010 Dodge 2500 crew cab and a Cummin with a 6 speed Auto. Duramax fuel mileage is awful. Sure its fast on take off just like Ford too, but who cares. I did not buy to race, I bought it to haul and tow. My friend has a 2008 2500 mega cab with a Cummins and got alot better mileage than my Chevy. So Ford and Chevy struck out for me. I'll keep posted when I get my new Dodge and let you know how it go's....But that my story and my opinon.

That top picture sure look good, but it ashame it will not be out. That disappointed they show and people like it and they don't make them. Hey those of you had Ball joint problems did your have grease fitting on them? I notice some of the Truck didn't come with them from Factory. I heard others say they change them out and had some put in on new one. You got to keep grease in them so they don't dry out. That where it fall apart. You know what I'm saying. Ford solve and fix the problem!!!!

Every indication to date at least from Mike @ Pickuptruck.com is that the EB 3.5L is going to be the premium engine offering OVER the new 5.0L. If thats true then the 5.0L will come in @ 350hp and 360 tq tops. Hey if I'm wrong and the the 5.0L is the engine to watch out for, then it better have more tq then the current 5.4L or I'm not impressed. Is Ford going to outgun the 5.7L Turd with a 5.0L? Maybe but I'll be shocked.

I still say the 6.2L will be in the F150 as the workhourse tow engine as the baby diesel is postponed/dead.

I think this is a nice looking truck

im a guy that digs the older looking trucks
like early 90's late 80's
but my favorite are the 70's
the new ford truck on the top of the page that that guy drew up
looks like not good at all
these new trucks dont look like trucks
looks like a car
needs more of a truck look to it
get the old looks back with the new engines
that would totaly rip up the red dirt
and the tires..
get something more meatier
acutalyh just make the truck more meatier
soemthing youd expect in northern wisconsin
or bumville wyoming
something more hickesh.
seeing as thats how we all are out here
thatd be great

Just say no to independent front suspension. Please oh please let the tire to fender clearance be able to fit a basketball between. Dont lower the GVWR. Leave the manual hubs and 4.10's alone. I'll hate the fact that I'd have to beef up the front end on a brand new truck to prevent the snow plow from bringing it down . If your looking for ride and handling look for a honda, not a real truck. Bling out the 1/2 ton family trucks but the leave the form and function of the superduty to those of us who make a living out of our trucks. Too many whiners wanting things like lowered bedrails, two tone leather interiors and IFS will also complain they cant find a matching dress and shoes to go with their next superduty.

Why does Ford have to make such ugly and stupid looking trucks? Everything since 1998 has been so ugly. I miss the older styles like early 80's and mid 90's. I would not want to be caught dead in such an ugly truck. Also, they should bring back the REAL truck engine, the inline 300 six cylinder or the 460 v8. Those stupid v8's they make now want last anywhere near as long as the older engines. That is why they discontinued making them. I would like to take an old ford f350, about 1985 model, and put one of the new cummins deisel engines in it with the ford 6 speed manual transmission. I bet it would out-pull any new truck out there.

to dallas: ford 6spd mnl + cummins won't work, you'll have to use a dodge 6spd.
to forum: hope they keep twin i-beam coil-spring 4x2/ solid axle, coil-spring, 3-link 4x4. sucks the manual is dead, but gm already did away with theirs, and dodge probably won't keep theirs long, so oh well. 6.7 scorpion+6r140 should be a killer combo, i would love to see it in action, when they get here! go fomoco!!!

STOP with the vending machine vertical door handles Ford! And get an I6! Enough of this V8 chilishness....

This truck is American; of course it won't come out looking like this. When it does come out, it will probably be a major disappointment like all the other American Concept to reality vehicles. But the Japanese know a good design. Take a look at the 2002 Chevy Cheyenne Concept truck and the Toyota Tundra. Funny how they look so much alike.

I really like the top picture that that guy draw up..... It rocks... FORDS ARE BETTER THAN ANY TRUCK....

Don't loose the solid front axle. I plow snow & the solid front axle makes all the difference. I buy a truck to use as a truck not an over grown car ( like a Chevy truck). I sure am gonna miss the standard shift, nothing can compare to the positive lock-up feel of a stick shift, no slip all power to the ground.

i think ford should have a option where u can choice ur inside colour like chevys and gmcs< cuz i have 2008 f350 king rang and its so hard to clean the inside eveything u touch stays mark, like the dash and door panels should be black like the chevy and gmc, i was at the ford dealer and they told me i cant have a king rang packge if i want my dash and door panles black and thats stupid cuz were paying for it

Scorpion V8 diesel....why the heck don't they put the Cummings Diesel in their trucks....FORD owns CUMMINGS!! Stop messing around and put the best diesel ever made in the trucks people are buying the most.....and SELL MORE!!!!

I like the rendering, dislike the idea of discontinuing manuals, and dislike IFS on work trucks.

Common Ford, true work vehicles aren't supposed to ride like cars. The twin I-beam is tough as nails, a-arm suspension can't take the abuse, I've seen a-arm suspension fail in same situations that twin i-beam or straight axles trucks succeed. I won't buy a truck with IFS. If you want a pickup that rides like a car, buy a Chevy, If you want a real work truck, buy a Ford with twin I-beam or straight axle suspension.

As far as the engine goes, I'd like to see the Cummins diesels in ford trucks, they are proven. It'll be interesting to see how Ford's new in-house diesel will do in comparison to the competition.

To the post way up there, they make kits to put the cummins in older Ford trucks, and adapter plates to put the ford 6spZF tranny on the cummins. I'm looking at doing a similar thing in my 72 Ford truck.

If Ford makes all of these sissy moves, I'll stop supporting the newer trucks, and stick with the old, TOUGH, Ford's or even Dodge unless they go sissy also, chevy went that way a long time ago.

And to the person who said Ford own Cummins. No, Ford does NOT own Cummins. Ford had about 10% of the shares in Cummins many years ago, but Cummins bought them back. Check it out for yourself if you don't believe me, you can even call a Cummins dealer or service center.

Ford will still have the solid front axle. I also dislike that they are discontinueing the manual. I think the motor will be great, but I think that ford ought to sign a contract with cat. talk about a sweet truck. Ford with a cat diesel. That would be awesome.

if you guys want to build a truck that would out sell start with a cummins engine backed up with alison transmission or a six speed manual. keep the solid front axle but go back to the king pin type on the 4x4. reintroduce the 1979 dash and body with the toolbox compartment in the bed. i also understand the strick emissions you are dealing with but the variable turbo is not working get rid of it, to much carbon build up with the egr systems. you guys come out with this truck and i along with at least 12 people i know will finally buy a new one !

I would really like to see the 2011 come out looking like the concept model. The super Chief should have been produced and it would give us loyal Ford owners something totally different from Chev and Dodge. Let's raise the bar Ford now is the time.

the new truck looks cool, and the new engine is going to be great, can't wait to see it come out.

I agree the Cummins deisel engines are the best, but Ford is trying to make their new one even better.

I like it! I've been seeing the commercials for the new F-150 on TV and I'm quite drawn to it. Maybe it's just Denis Leary's voice as the narrator of the commercial that I'm drawn to. Either way, the outside looks great. I always have issues with interiors looking too "plastic." Oh well...

mine broke at 600 kms exchust sensor

No standard shift. Time for me to move on

Nice trucks

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