Spied! Clearest Pics Yet of the 2011 Ford Super Duty

Spied! Clearest Pics Yet of the 2011 Ford Super Duty
Photos: Brian Williams for Brenda Priddy & Company

We've shown you several rounds of spy photos of the upcoming 2011 Ford Super Duty, but this latest batch provides the clearest look yet at the major exterior and interior changes in store for Ford's best-selling heavy-duty pickup trucks.

The resculpted front end combines styling DNA from the 2009-10 Ford F-150 light-duty pickup and the 2006 Ford F-250 Super Chief concept. Tough C-clamp-influenced borders frame the sides of the grille, replacing the hallmark side nostrils of the current 2008-10 Super Duty. Prominent wheel arches give away this mule's Fat Boy wide-track monobeam front suspension. The Class 4 suspension is optional for the F-350 and standard for the F-450.

Other styling updates are said to include taillights similar to the F-150's. The Super Duty series identifier (e.g. F-250, F-350, F-450) will be moved from today's position on top of the front fender vents to a new spot just below where the A-pillar meets the hood.

2011 Ford Super Duty Interior Spied

The interior has also been reworked; instrument and climate-control styling is very similar to the controls and materials found in the Ford F-150. Note the two gauge pods mounted on the driver's side A-pillar. They're likely there for testing only.

Mechanically, we expect the 2011 Super Duty will use Ford's all-new in-house 6.7-liter Scorpion V-8 diesel engine. 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.

The 2011 Ford Super Duty will compete head-to-head with the new 2010 Dodge Ram heavy-duty and updated 2011 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups.

2011 Ford Super Duty


The grille is the only good looking piece on that front end. Although the headlights are the current ones, just bloated, they look, dare I say, much better on the truck.

@John: I agree the headlights look much better on the 2011 model.

It looks like the dually rear fenders are much smaller.

Big improvement on front end. And the flared fenders are very cool. Engine choices are going to be improved. And if the interior has 150 DNA, that can only be good. Good job Ford.

Looks good. I have to say I really like the looks of the current super as well.

Anyone else think the front-on pic resembles the new Suzuki Equator?

I wonder how many recalls this new Diesel will have? Then lets see Ford try and point fingers again!

i don't like the idea of eliminating a manual trans option... i hope that is just speculation at this point

I don't think this looks like the Suzuki Equator.

On the other hand, I think the F-150 styling cues look better on the F-250 than the F-150. The F-150's grille is too angular and tall, whereas the Super Dutys have a grille with rounded edges and an overall more coherent style.

WOW, still quite the same ugly looking front lights... I'm disappointed, no design improvements to the present model! Another bad redesigned truck after the face lifted F-150... Now only the Explorer Sport Trac & Ranger stay "classic" with no over-hyped front end combination.

Those have to be the biggest blinkers in the automotive world. They do look better without the reflector between them and the headlights.

The nostrils were always pure Super Duty...too bad they're getting rid of them. Front end shape is similar to the GMCs now.

Wonder how the hood is going to open. The sides look like they are straight across the top of the fender.

I like what I see so far. It will look even better when we see the real thing without the funky cow print.

The headlights are NOT the same, they are larger and don't have the amber reflector in the middle. Looks good, but the 6.2 is not a good replacement for the V10 in a work truck.

Okay, the headlights


Dodge Nitro? As a pickup truck buyer I don't know or even care what that is. The lights take after the F-150 if ANYTHING..........

I really like the new look. Why don't the so a little reshaping of the cab? The style looks the same as it has since the 99's came out over 10 years ago. Hey Mike, will the zebra painted grill be an option for a special Zoo Keepers or Safari Edition that will replace the Cabela's rig they have right now? I think that it could be a hit!!

Commins beat them all...

You don't even know how to spell Cummins

id still take a dodge

I wonder if you'll have to remove the cab to work on the new diesel engine like you did with the old trucks?

They would be a lot easier to work on if they were tilt-nose like the heavier class trucks.

Also, I agree that Ford should keep the manual transmission option on the Super Dutys. Loosing that would mean I'd have to buy Dodge trucks from now on.

My Dodge Drips Oil Drops Grease Everywhere.

My Dodge does not.

PLEASE DO NOT GET RID OF THE MANUAL TRANS!!! THAT WOULD BE STUPID. the recalls were not fords fault. international built that engine, not ford.

Oh yeah, really looks great. I for one love the small wheels and big headlights look.

i saw it near laughlin, nv over the weekend! it was on highway 163! looks great in person!!!

Hi Guys!

Does anybody know what navigation system is mounted on the dash of the new truck? Or is it a different device?

And the SuperDuty will be in the dealers showrooms only six months from now.


Feb 15 next year.

Its not a bad looking truck. The head lights are a bit on the large side but the SuperDuty is a big truck. I really hope they don't go with the same style tail lights that are on the F-150. That would just look awful on a big SuperDuty.

Interior will be nice as it looks identical to the new F-150. Nothing wrong with that at all, heck the New Dodge HD trucks will have the new 1500 interior as well.

Except for the front end the rest of the exterior looks very plain in styling. The rear fenders look a bit small, but that could just be the angle of the picture and all he wrap on the truck.

After all, its just a test truck.

Looks like the hood sits on top of the fendors as to allow more room to work on the engine when it is raised. I read somewhere that 80% of engine work will be cab on.

Ford should do direct injection with the 6.2. Then it could outdo the V10 in every area. Perhaps that will be an upgrade for the Boss two years down the track.

i love it so......... stop dissing it

Give it another 4 years and Ford will introduce yet ANOTHER attempt at a Diesel Engine. I'll stick with a Duramax or a Cummins. Ford sucks lately.

Odd how FORD been sucking lately. Yet, they still manage to outsell the other models with there crappy products.

UGLY !!!! Huge,UGLY front headlights !!!!!Not a bad truck but Ford seems to be wrecking the front ends on all of their vehicles lately...The Dodge Ram is the best looking truck by far,the most reliable full size around as well !!!!!GM's dont look that bad but the Isuzu motor kills the deal for me!!

Frank,Ford's are the lowest priced trucks around,so that explains the popularity also Dodge Ram 4500 and 5500 outsell(last i've seen) the Ford/GM heavy duty trucks...Furthermore the Ford's with the 5.4 gas are unreliable junk engines with head problems(try to remove a spark plug..oops!!)

ZF's 8 speed automatic?
1-7 in tow/haul
2-8 otherwise

Truck Guy,

Do you have proof of them outselling FORD/GM in the 4500-5500 segment. I sure would like to see. I know for a fact F250-F350 dominate. Here is my proof


I find it hysterical that the 5.4L junk, spark plug spitting F150 still manages to sell as much or more than the competitors models even with the outdated junk 5.4L motor.


I just priced a 2010 F150 XL Base Model at $21.380, 2010 Chevy 1500 ST Base Model at $19,375 and Dodge is by far the most expensive at $22,420.

So yeah, the F150's are sold cheaper. Get your head out of your rear differential. Your mufflers are clogged.....

Just when you think the 08 Superduty couldn't get any uglier, they manage to outdo themselves. This rivals the Aztec in pure, unadulterated ugly.

I just hope the 6.7L isn't an abomination of an engine. Just when they get the bugs ironed out of the the Navistar 6.4L their contract runs out and they start from scratch. That could either be really good, or really bad.

At least it doesnt have Chevy LUV front suspension on it like the GM hd trucks have .

How is my head in my differential,fact is people love a bargain the Ford's are the cheapest truck's,thus they sell the most..Look at this cash for clunkers,its a hit,once again a perceived bargain.

Just because Ford sells the most does not mean they are the best..The 5.4 is a crap motor (as the same plug problem with heavy duty V-10 motors)my Lincoln Navigator had a 5.4 piece of junk cost me major money.63,000 and it was shot!! Ford never again,my 2003 Ram has 150,000 on its Hemi and never missed a beat!!ZERO REPAIRS!!!Just general maint. brake pads,tires,oil changes!!I also own a 2009 Ram QuadCab Sport,since I couldnt risk spending any more money on my 2004 Lincoln 5.4 every few thousand miles.

Also, the new Ford Super Duty's front headlights look like crap!!Looks like it should be some asian car!!The last good front was the 2007 models ever since they looked UGLY!!!Plain and simple!!Just because you are a Ford guy does not mean you have to stand up for every model or change they make!!You have to omit it ,it is UGLY!!Wrap around big ugly headlights LOL!!!As for the Econolines front end..ugly,F-150 looks weak with its remodel,but its cheap low price keeps people buying them.

Not as good looking as the Dodge Ram. It looks like Ford had a party with the spare parts bin in the factory in a scramble to come out with a "redesigned model" This truck is awkward looking with a front end almost as bad as the Econoline. I could have done a better design with an etch-a-sketch. But hey, when you look this low budget I guess price would be a main factor for purchase. I suspect heavy discounts with this "masterpiece."

Dodge and GM trucks wiegh 1300 lbs less in the Heavy Duty segment. They should be smoking the FORD. The FORD V10 rocked the F250 Segment in PUTC Shootout. Give credit where credit is due. Your head is far up that rear differential.

Bye the way. I drive a Toyota. I'm not biased towards any brand. If I were to buy of the big three I will walk away with the FORD.

this truck will own any thing, and I bet you it wont have one recall ever! f*** the haters ford owns like always.

Frank EXCUSE me for hitting the wrong KEy, but you knew what I was Talking about!!!! CUMMINS... Ford SD are good, but put a Cummin in it!!! LOL

Hey Mike:

Re this link as posted above: http://www.phharval.com/aboutPHHArval/newsCenter/archives/2009/unitedStates/081709.pdf

While I'm happy to see 2011 SD start production in next Feb, whats with the 2011 F150!!! Nov 22/2010. Thats extremely late for a MY change. Must be due to the new engine offerings. EB 5.0L, 6.2? (PLEASE, PLEASE) Suprised no one else picked up on that?!

Any comment? The 2010 will be a loooooong model year.

Or is it due to the new engines hitting the line-up mid year 2010 @ Job 2 as I've recently read thus allowing them to stretch out the '10 MY.

Which one is it?

Truck Guy,
Have you actually seen a new chevy. They are the most hideous looking pickup truck to ever hit the market. As far as Dodge goes no one who does serious work buys a Dodge. They are a joke in that department. How many Chevy and Dodge tow trucks do you see around? None.

Ford is the only serious work truck in America. Buy a Chevy if you want a truck but use it for groceries. Buy a Dodge if you like driving rentals while its in the shop.
Admit the only reason you dont buy a SD is because they tide too hard like all of the chey owners out there.


I'm just messing with you bud. An F250 with a 24V Cummins would be awesome. No doubt!!!

The 6.2L will be DI right from the start I've Heard And will be coupled with a 6 speed transmission in both the Superduty and the F150 weather or not there Be a manual or paddle shifters on the steering with I haven't heard But It will have Electric power Steering 1mpg better fuel effiency, The reason the down change the exterior of the cabin I think is because of the space it currently offers there is lots of cubic ft in there, I like Inline 6's like the cummins but to get them in a Superduty Ford would have to Buy Dodge And shut them Ram Line Down, I like The New Grille Any body else think it looks like Dodges grille Also I like fords new heads on both the F150 current and the forward looking 2011 superduty but I only like the grille on the XLT version of the 2009 F150

Hey Ford Lover I hate to break the news, But there more Dodge Hd out on Hwy these day and they are Hot Shot Deliveries and others thing. Ford just can't keep up. Don't get me wrong here, I like the Ford also, I have an Uncle who has 2 Power stroke (1) is a 2005 with 6.0 (2) is a 6.4 but hes tells me that the 6.0 is better in fuel mileage than the 6.4 and I have a friend who has a 2006 Duramax and loves it and Last my Dad has a 2001 Dodge2500 Cummins and loves his. But my Point is what ever you pick and you have to maintain it and it will last and do your job. Me, I working on a Project.. Have a 1997 Dodge super cab chassic and I took off the front end, the Cab and the bed. I will be putting on a 1979 Ford super cab front,Cab and the Bed on Dodge Chassic with the Cummin engine.. It will be cool when done. II seen a 2005 Ford Super Duty with a Cummin engine in Truck Trend. You can even get a Cat diesel engine in Ford.. Awesome..

Best (looking) trucks IMO are:

Dodge Ram Heavy Duty (and 1/2 tons I guess) 1994-present
Ford Heavy Duty/Super Duty 1995-04
Chevy....?............You see what I'm getting at.

I think the new thing is all the designers of these trucks trying to outdue eachother. To me, the 2010 HD Rams are the nicest pickups. I think Dodge nailed it. I haven't seen a good looking GM in neary three decades, and Ford lost their way somewhere between 2004 and 2007 with it's exterior designing. To me, the 08-10 Super Duty looks horrible with its goofy, upside down, over-sized lights. The 2011, not much of an improvement. Just my unbiased (believe it or not) opinion.

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