Spied: 2018 Ford F-150 With Diesel Engine

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We've known for quite a while that Ford was going to offer a diesel engine in its popular F-150 half-ton pickup truck. We just didn't know when or which diesel they would use. Ford's full-size Transit work van uses a straight-five turbo-diesel engine that many assumed would be a natural fit since it shared two of its gasoline engines with the F-150. But based on these most recent photographs from our spy shooters, the diesel in the 2018 F-150 is more likely to be the smooth-and-torquey V-6 turbo-diesel used by Land Rover. Here's what the photographers had to say:

"We recently caught Ford testing a slew of diesel-powered F-150 prototypes and captured the first engine shots, along with loads of other details to prove it.

"As engineers were going about their work on the F-Series diesel prototypes, details presented themselves to our cameras. We watched as an apparent wiring issue got the attention of several engineers, and they were finally forced to prop open the F-150's hood, revealing the new engine for the first time. The test group was accompanied by a Range Rover Sport, further supporting the latest evidence that it's the Range Rover's 3.0-liter V-6 turbo-diesel engine that will be put to work in the F-150.

"We also caught the X-TR prototype with its gas door open, revealing Ford's capless fueling system, rendered in the classic green associated with diesel fuel. Closer inspection confirmed that this capless fuel filler was meant for diesel.

"A peek at the F-150's interior also revealed a placard taped to the dashboard that instructed: 'Diesel Fuel Only.' More instructions detailed the test instrumentation, including which warning would be signaled if the urea level was low or if there were problems with the particulate filters. Finally, we note what looked like an added gauge on the A-pillar, possibly a pyrometer or boost readout. 

"We watched the F-150 diesels hit the roads for test runs, and we confirmed that the models will have stop-start technology, further enhancing their fuel-efficiency. The dash placard also mentioned stop-start.

"Some of the prototypes had the venturi-style exhaust tips, while others had plain exhaust tips. One of the prototypes had noticeable soot deposits just above its non-venturi exhaust tip.

"Dubbed Td6 in the Land Rovers, the 3.0-liter turbo-diesel that will power the F-150 diesels could make around 250 horsepower and a healthy 440 pounds-feet of torque at 1,750 rpm. Of course, we won't know exact figures until its release."

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When i was in the market for a truck again i needed more than a man step so i bought the longest lasting truck in America.


All Guts

All Glory

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Posted by: HEMI V8 | Sep 17, 2016 7:13:14 PM

Oh, that's the truck that is rated -37% below average for reliability. I suppose they can last long since they spend most of their existence at the dealer. Kind of hard to wear one out when it is getting repaired all the time. LMAO
-37% reliability, HAHAHAHA.

When i was in the market for a truck again i needed more than a man step so i bought the longest lasting truck in America.


All Guts

All Glory

Best in class

All steal Ram

Posted by: HEMI V8 | Sep 17, 2016 7:13:14 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


http://www.businessinsider.com/consumer-reports-just-called-out-chrysler-for-its-alarmingly-bad-quality-2016-2

I really hope that Start Stop technology is not put on the diesel engine. Kinda defeats the whole purpose of it being a Diesel.

Didn't Ford testify before the United States Congress that if Chrysler goes under so does Ford?

Posted by: HEMI V8 | Sep 17, 2016 7:05:06 PM

@ HEMI V8; Well, we all know who went under together with shaky GOVT motors & got their butts saved....jeez.

We also know who is just hanging on by the thread right now...& thanks to Jeep has allowed a life line to keep Fiat alive.

I really hope that Start Stop technology is not put on the diesel engine. Kinda defeats the whole purpose of it being a Diesel.

Posted by: Jason | Sep 17, 2016 7:45:26 PM

Actually you can defeat this on most cars/trucks so not really an issue.


I really hope that Start Stop technology is not put on the diesel engine. Kinda defeats the whole purpose of it being a Diesel.

Posted by: Jason | Sep 17, 2016 7:45:26 PM

It likely will as everything seems to have it now or very soon. Ford's start stop is pretty seamless so it is not as irritating. The GM vehicles I have driven with it was not to bad but still did not like it. Jeeps is horrendous. Shudder to a stop and shudder on start up. Even my wife complained how bad it was. Fiat has some work to do. I can only imagine how bad it must feel with their diesel.

Sixx of the Top 10 Least Reliable Cars and Trucks on the road are Ford products. At least, that’s according to data provided by Consumer Reports, a non-profit organization that tests everything from toasters to homeowner’s insurance. This lopsided result has raised a lot of questions, like: Are Blue-Oval vehicles really that troublesome or is Consumer Reports’ survey

Roll on the floor and LMAO!

SIX OF THE TOP 10 LEAST RELIABLE CARS AND TRUCKS ON THE ROAD ARE FORD PRODUCTS!!!!!!LMAO!!!!

RAM THE LONGEST LASTING TRUCKS IN AMERICA!!!!!

SIX OF THE TOP 10 LEAST RELIABLE CARS AND TRUCKS ON THE ROAD ARE FORD PRODUCTS!!!!!!LMAO!!!!

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Jeep once again is getting brickbats hurled at it, this time by J.D. Power & Associates, which ranked the FCA brand 29th out of 33 brands on its annual Vehicle Dependability Study

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkiley5/2016/02/25/jeep-much-maligned-much-loved-much-valued/#14a01d186fca

http://www.consumerreports.org/car-reliability/most-and-least-reliable-cars-by-class/

I see 6 fiat vehicles on the list. Stay stupid my friend.


STAY THIRSTY FORD BOYS!!!!

Posted by: HEMI V8 | Sep 17, 2016 8:18:25 PM

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/consumer-reports-reveals-top-2016-cars-brands-audi-ford-buick/

somebody might be missing the point--gas prices are back in a sensible range, after quite a few years of painful prices.

So what does Ford do?

They create (or try to) a market for vehicles they designed to play well with 6-8 dollar gasoline dreamed-up back in 2011 or so... Instead the economic conditions now produce a bear market for oil and gas.

Why would someone want a diesel hybrid techo-buggy when you can buy a really solid V8 gasser that has all the smooth goodness of a V8, with decent gas mileage and none of the diesel downsides?

Ya Gmc is staying behind , because their engineers are as dumb as a rock LMFAO

REALLY

This is good for Ford. It now will make a competitive pickup against the Ram EcoDiesel and C twin diesels.

If Ford wants any opportunity to become the Number 1 pickup company in the Good Ole US of the A it needs the Ranger ....... with a diesel. From what I"ve read the Ranger is one of the best pickups around. It can pretty much do what a full size half ton can do, similar to the Colorado and Canyon. Midsize with full size half ton capability.

Ford still is a relatively long way behind GM with its pickups in sales.

Keep on trying Ford you might one day build a more competitive full size. But Ford has one problem it seems to spend lots of money with little benefit. Whereas GM has spent much less and has more to offer the pickup crowd.

George_C

Ford built an F150 with both the 2.0 and the 2.3 Ecoboost for testing. They drove it all across Texas. Consumer feedback was it was anemic and underpowered. That is EXACTLY why the 2.7 liter Ecoboost V6 was developed.

Maybe some day Ford will stuff a 4cyl into an F150, but I don't believe it will be anytime soon.

GM already offers 2 different Diesel engines in the truck segment. Again Ford is following the truck leading manufacture, GM.

@big al
You're not fooling anybody. Reading your comments it's plain as day you don't live in America. You're out of touch. And that's how we know it's you.

GMsRgreat,
Ford also offers the 3.2 in the Transit.

@mackintire
What transmission did they have connected?
4 speed or 6 speed automatic
A 2.3 ecoboost I4, with 275hp@5500 rpm, and 300ft-lbs@2750rp; is plenty powerful.
The only issue with it being "anemic and underpowered" would be turbocharger latency.
That is somewhat solved with the twin-scroll turbocharger, and direct injection/VVT scavenging.

"Ford's start stop is pretty seamless so it is not as irritating..."
Posted by: LMAO | Sep 17, 2016 8:10:29 PM

Seamless....?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuHHAkJrFxo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7oTd4cYPA8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3R7-pVmu_M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XhN-IJFOVk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV2pLkiX3-U

I think they got the stop right....still working on the start....lol

I think it would have been more interesting if comments could be
more polite and excluding that old Ford-GM-FPC bull.

Try to estimate when this Ford-150 will debute and when it would be at the market.

The mpg seems to be +30 because the F-150 is some 1000 lbs lighter than Land Rover Sport where it´s found today.

It might be a homerun for Ford and I am thrilled to se the GM reply. Will the Baby Duramax 4500 finally find it´s way to halftons Silverados?

That GM 4.5L V8 Duramax will be released right after Tony Romo completely heals and wins the Super Bowl. Should be any day now!

George_C

They used the 6 speed for testing. But it wasn't aluminum body so the test truck weighted in around 5400lbs.

Ford and GM build large V6 diesels. GM built the 4.5 based on the duramax and Ford built at 4.4 liter.

The issue is price and who will buy it.

Sticking the 4.5 diesel into the Chevy will net you 26-27 MPG and basically allow you to max out the tow capacity of the frame. Fords 4 4 liter diesel would do the same for Ford.

The problem is the cost. If that diesel was a $4-5k option, how many consumers would be interested in purchasing it?


Ford choosing the 3.0 liter is as much about CAFE as it is about price. An F150 with the 3.0 liter diesel should tow 9000lbs and get near 30MPG unloaded. More importantly it should be easier and less expensive to meet the new particulate stds being laid down on diesel motors in 2018. With the 10 speed's wide gear ratio spread Ford doesn't have to neuter their half-ton the way RAM did to achieve 27+MPG.

Yeah I do consider a 1/2 ton with a max bed load of 500lbs neutered. Why anyone would do this for 1 extra MPG I don't know. RAM could have said, "Screw that" and changed the ring gear/rear springs to get the bed load over 1k.

But they didn't...

It is good to see the ford to try to compete with RAM, but it's too little, too late. This diesel certainly won't have Multijet II injectors invented and patented by Fiat Powertrain Technologies. Ford is not going to be dept free before 2018 like FCA. Not with those $640 millions needed just for one latch recall . They didn't even start replacing defective brake master cylinders.

Chinese will buy ford from India aluminium . You heard it here first.

http://www.allpar.com/news/2016/09/fca-new-products-numbers-33571

mackintire,
Ford's 4.4 Lion diesel is in fact a V8 based on the V6Lion diesel.

Ford is not going to be dept free before 2018 like FCA

Posted by: RAM | Sep 18, 2016 11:17:50

Sounds like more propaganda from the fiat side trying to pad their books for a quick sale. Let's see, fiat fined for not doing recalla. Fiat fined for hiding safety defects and injured/killed customers, fiat caught padding sales numbers, fiat caught cheating diesel emissions. Hey that is the multijet injectors.

I still don't understand.
Posted by: LMAO | Sep 19, 2016 9:24:23 AM

Are you aware, that you are the only one in here with this problem ?
Google it. This information is widely available. If that doesn't help, no one can help you. The problem is between your ears.

LMAO, there are just 2 possible scenarios to explain your behavior .

1st. You are not a human, but malfunctioned machine, generator of random words.

2nd. RAM owner left with the girl you thought it's going to be your girlfriend.

Just to remind you, because machine doesn't remember.

@LMAO
Because I promised Mark, I will meet his rules, I won't call you the name, you know who you are already anyway.
You keep asking this question, because you want me to say a Bosch. Yes Bosch makes them. Who cares ? Bosh makes great stuff. Most important thing in this conversation is, who designed them and patented them .
It's not a Ford and certainly not a Bosh.

The new Multijet II injector has been designed and patented by the FIAT Powertrain Technologies, produced by Bosch and integrated by Magneti Marelli.

http://www.shaanhaider.com/2011/08/multijet-ii-diesel-engine-vs-petrol.html

Just for you guys for perspective and to compare , this completely new ford engine has new fuel injectors , which are capable of delivering up to 6 injections per combustion event, with each injection taking as little as 250 microseconds.

Third generation of Multijet II introduced in 2009 by Fiat Powertrain with innovative injectors with hydraulically balanced solenoid valve enables up to 8 consecutive injections per combustion cycle and the time between injections has been reduced to 150 microseconds.

Basically, the Multijet II is 7 years ahead of completely new ford diesel engine .
The better MPG in the ford (if any) is going to be a results of smaller bearing with less friction and less lifetime and belt in the oil, which I am not a fan of at all.

Here is a link why 8 injections per cycle.

http://www.techlineinfo.com/fiat-multijet-ii-the-next-generation-green-diesel-engine-technology/

FIAT is a Diesel technology leader. VM MOTORI A630 engine has Multijet II technology, Ford does not have.

Posted by: RAM | Jul 6, 2016 1:15:13 PM

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2016/07/spied-2018-ford-f-150-turbo-diesel/comments/page/2/#comments

BREAKING NEWS!!!

Insiders on the 2019 Ram pickups

http://www.allpar.com/news/2016/09/an-inside-the-2019-ram-33744

Automotive News has published a surprisingly detailed piece on the 2019 Ram 1500 launch.

Thoughts?

GUTS

GLORY

THE LONGEST LASTING PICKUPS

RAM!!!

We all know Bosch designed and builds the injector. That has not been the question this whole time.
Posted by: LMAO | Sep 20, 2016 6:32:56 AM

We also know, that ford doesn't have Multijet II.
That has not been the question this whole time. LOL.


Must me nice in your simple LEGO land. Ignorance is bliss for our friend ram.
Posted by: LMAO | Sep 20, 2016 2:29:10 PM

Yep, it's simple. Ford doesn't have Multijet II.

You got it all wrong LMAO again.
I don't have to explain to you nothing. I mean really nothing.
I am just happy,that FCA has Multijet II since 2009, the technology and injectors ford doesn't have. That's all.


I mean really nothing.

Posted by: RAM | Sep 20, 2016 5:14:30 PM

Finally something we agree on.

Yes , I am having fun , that ford doesn't have Multijet II technology and injectors. They can't get them even from the Bosh to use them at their engines. Thank you for your funny comments LMAO.

They can't get them even from the Bosh to use them at their engines. Thank you for your funny comments LMAO.


Posted by: RAM | Sep 21, 2016 9:56:34 AM

Sure Ford could use it. Bosch builds it. Notice how Cummins don't use it either. To bad you are into LEGOs and so brain washed from your fiat propaganda site. Heck, you don't even know the design principles of operation of the injector. Simple mind for sure.

Sure Ford could use it. Bosch builds it.
Posted by: LMAO | Sep 21, 2016 10:46:21 AM

Ford can't use them, but you know that. It has been patented by FIAT POWERTRAIN and integrated by Magneti Marelli.
Ford doesn't have access and capacity. Bosch is just manufacturer. You can't get Apple made by Foxconn in China and slap LMAO brand on it and start selling them in US. You can't do that even in China. But you know that. You just wish ford could use them. LOL.

Ford can't use them, but you know that. It has been patented by FIAT POWERTRAIN and integrated by Magneti Marelli.
Ford doesn't have access and capacity. Bosch is just manufacturer. You can't get Apple made by Foxconn in China and slap LMAO brand on it and start selling them in US. You can't do that even in China. But you know that. You just wish ford could use them. LOL.

Posted by: RAM | Sep 21, 2016 11:10:54 AM

Nope, wrong again LEGO land. Bosch has patents on the control. I know Ford will not use multijet because that is a fiat term. Ford, GM, etc just needs to go to Bosch and say I need an injector with these specs and build it. Nothing new or great about it.

Too bad ford didn't ask Bosh to get injectors with 8 consecutive injections per combustion cycle from the Bosch shelve, but needed to design their own with just 6. LOL.
Ford is more than 7 years behind the Fiat in injectors design. But you know that. You will keep babling over and over again how 6 is better than 8. LOL.
Yep, you made my day again. I can't wait for your next reply.

Ram LEGO both you cannot even explain the 6 7 or 8 cycles. So why are you ev3n bragging about it. Cummins don't need it. Detroit diesel don't need it. GM don't need it. Ford don't need it. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Hmmmm. I don't care what ford needs or not. I just know, they don't have it. LOL.

Hmmmm. I don't care what ford needs or not. I just know, they don't have it. LOL.

Posted by: RAM | Sep 21, 2016 12:43:33 PM

They don't have a lot of fiat crap. That's why they have better reliability. LOL.

Ecoboost looks like lot of crap compare to my V8 HEMI. Hmmmm.


Ecoboost looks like lot of crap compare to my V8 HEMI. Hmmmm.

Posted by: RAM | Sep 21, 2016 12:51:17 PM

You must be referring to the 1.0L Ecoboost 3 cylinder GTDI engine because that is the only engine that 5.7L girl engine can compare to. Even the 2.7L GTDI will out power, out perform, out tow, out FE that 5.7L engine. LOL hahahahahhhahahahhahahhahaha

Nope, Ford doesn't have Multijet II injectors.

The topic is F150 with diesel engine. Why are you babling about gasoline in here ?
Stay on topic



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