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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I know more than you and Ford doesn't have Multijet II. Ford can't get it from Bosch, because it's patented by FIAT POWERTRAIN. I checked all the public records and everything you said in here is a lie as usually.

Pche, I asked them. Bosch said ford can stick it. No way to get them Multijet II, but some bottom shelve version 1.1 from 2001 is possible.
That's what ford is going to be running on as usually.

Pche, I asked them. Bosch said ford can stick it. No way to get them Multijet II, but some bottom shelve version 1.1 from 2001 is possible.
That's what ford is going to be running on as usually.

Posted by: RAM | Sep 21, 2016 8:37:43 PM

Nope, wrong as usual again. You should tell your employer to step up reliability.

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

The Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee WOULD be recommended, but poor reliability brings them down," he added. "Many products, such as the Jeep Compass and Patriot, are very old designs that weren't competitive — even when new."

Stay on topic. Ford don't have Multijet II injectors and technology.

Stay on topic. Ford don't have Multijet II injectors and technology.

Posted by: RAM | Sep 21, 2016 8:44:55 PM

They don't have the name but they can order an injector to their spec. They do sure kick the crap out of fiat in reliability LMAO.

The Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee WOULD be recommended, but poor reliability brings them down," he added. "Many products, such as the Jeep Compass and Patriot, are very old designs that weren't competitive — even when new."

Now that is some funny stuff right there. National media attention too.

Ford can order injectors to their specifics, but it's not gonna have 8 consecutive injections per combustion cycle, just 6.

New fuel injectors are capable of delivering up to six injections per combustion event, with each injection taking as little as 250 microseconds (0.00025 seconds) and delivering 0.8 mg of diesel – equivalent to a grain of sugar. This tiny volume of fuel is injected through eight conical holes each 120 microns in diameter – about the width of a human hair.

https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/feu/en/news/2016/04/26/all-new-ford-ecoblue-engine-is-diesel-game-changer--cleaner--mor.html

It always will be a mute point for you, because you're lacking a capacity and posting an irrelevant links and asking me to explain it to you. Let me know, when ford will successfully patent and produce an injectors with 8 consecutive injections per combustion cycle like FIAT, not just 6. Ford is 7 years behind the FIAT in the injectors technology and still counting , because the recent one from ford makes just 6 injections per cycle. FIAT had 5 in 2003 . Unbelievable for you, but not surprise for me, because ford was always lacking in diesels , like you are in capacity.
Poor ford engineers. Too bad, Bosch won't help them. You made so many false statements, I lost counting a long time ago already. You are a generator of false, out of topic statements. You can't sleep and you work for ford, but they should hire some smart fella, not this generator of random out of topic statements I am not dealing with anymore.
Or maybe you work for RAM and posting that garbage just to show how shallow ford customers are, or how ford is really lacking in any department. Then you are doing a very good job. No one could do that better. Smart move RAM.


It always will be a mute point for you, because you're lacking a capacity and posting an irrelevant links and asking me to explain it to you. Let me know, when ford will successfully patent and produce an injectors with 8 consecutive injections per combustion cycle like FIAT, not just 6. Ford is 7 years behind the FIAT in the injectors technology and still counting , because the recent one from ford makes just 6 injections per cycle. FIAT had 5 in 2003 . Unbelievable for you, but not surprise for me, because ford was always lacking in diesels , like you are in capacity.
Poor ford engineers. Too bad, Bosch won't help them. You made so many false statements, I lost counting a long time ago already. You are a generator of false, out of topic statements. You can't sleep and you work for ford, but they should hire some smart fella, not this generator of random out of topic statements I am not dealing with anymore.
Or maybe you work for RAM and posting that garbage just to show how shallow ford customers are, or how ford is really lacking in any department. Then you are doing a very good job. No one could do that better. Smart move RAM.


After the latest round of testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Chrysler Pacifica appears to be living up to its potential.

As the newest minivan on the market, we expected the Chrysler to have some of the highest safety ratings of its segment. And sure enough, it picked up Top Safety Pick+ honors, the highest the organization bestows.

Glad to see you agree with me finally LMAO.

Yes, yes, I got it. You agree with me fully.
Glad to hear that.

I absolutely agree with you. FCA has best injectors on the market.

Thank you for driving fully loaded RAM 3500 LMAO.

Thank you for recommending the RAM as the best overall pick LMAO.

Consumer reports said NOT TO BUY a FORD. They recommend G.M. and Ram LMAO!

Ford tech buys Ram Eco Diesel. LMAO!

Thank you for posting the link, that RAM is the best truck on the world LMAO

That's great, that business insiders recommend ford with engine recall, trany recall, master brake cylinder recall, door latch recall ..........and not my recall free 2010 RAM 1500 LARAMIE LMAO.

I drove a Ford once. Until it burned to the ground from one of it's 14 million FIRE RECALLS!!!!

Now i drive the longest lasting truck on the road RAM.

Very competitive market these days with ford building a competitor for RAMs Eco diesel and RAM building a direct competitor for the ecoboost.

It wouldn't be a Hybrid if it has start/stop technology in my opinion.

Man step!

My man step is a Ram with air bags...LOL The industry leader again! Whats new?

And Ram was the first to come out with a 3.0 L diesel V6 now Ford out of their arsenal of crap diesels will bring out their 3.0 L V6! Great innovation Ford!

Also Ram will now be adding tow hooks to the rear of their trucks to relieve Ford owners if the Ram driver obliges! ROFTL!

Guts! Glory! Ram!

Oh those cables probably were jumper cables so when the next Ram drove by they could give the poor Ford a boost! a ecoboost! LOL!



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