Report: Ford Super Duty to Get New Gas Engine

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It may take a few years, but Ford Super Duty (F-250 to F-550) and medium-duty (F-650 and F-750) pickup trucks look like they'll be getting a new torque-heavy 7.0-liter V-8 or V-10 gas engine. And all we can say is that it's about time.

With roots going all the way back to 1997, the 6.8-liter Triton V-10 has been the engine choice for several generations of Super Duty pickups, quite a few E-Series chassis cab and cutaway vans, and many motorhome chassis. It even played a role in the ill-fated Ford Excursion SUV. But now, according to Reuters, it looks like the Essex Engine Plant in Ontario, Canada, will get a $700 million investment to bring the workhorse V-10 engine into the modern age.

We have little information about the new gas engine or any possible upgraded transmission it's likely to be mated to, but we're guessing the motor will benefit from many of the same mpg-stretching fuel economy technologies we've seen in other Ford motors recently. So, we expect it to provide more horsepower and torque while achieving better empty and loaded fuel economy numbers over the engine it's replacing. More to come.

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Take the 6.2 V8, convert the block to aluminum.
Add 3 valve heads. (and not the horrible implementation Ford did before-the spark plug does not need to be in the middle)
Maybe dual overhead camshafts, for full variable valve timing.
440hp-{same as the diesel}
10 speed automatic in 2500

And how about real headlights? Dual H13 dual beams is terrible.

@Lou, Agree with your post. I don't even believe cylinder deactivation is possible with an ohc engine, as it functions through the lifters.


Posted by: mark49 | Apr 1, 2017 7:57:34 AM

Mark, read my link above. Ford has overhead cam cylinder deactivation.

@ Dodge tech, Wow i guess you proved it. lol NOT!

@ Dodge tech, Wow i guess you proved it. lol NOT!


Posted by: HEMI V8 | Apr 1, 2017 1:28:51 PM

Based on his post I would believe him over you, a fan boy. He sounded pretty spot on like he knew a thing or two.

@Joe Smith, Thanks- learned something new today.

@Joe Smith - correct. There is cylinder deactivation available in overhead cam engines but they tend to be more complicated and much more expensive.

Most of us have heard about the excessive oil use in the GM engines with cylinder deactivation. Is this just the nature of the beast or can this problem be corrected? I have seen many GM pickup's that are fairly new and they like to belch out the smoke.
So what is the timeline for this new SUPER DUTY engine?
While the days of the FORD E SERIES cutway/chassis cabs are numbered, why would they go to the fuss and put the 6.2L V8 in there if they aren't long for this world? They could have just left the V10 as the sole engine since the power and fuel mileage isn't that much different anyway.
Unless they're going to keep the E SERIES longer than we think.

We knew about this from the union contract negotiations- at the time they printed it would be a 7.0L V8, however- along with a 4.8L V8 (likely a downsized Coyote)

Count me in as being unclear if this means 7.0 V8s AND V10s. I think it would be slightly odd that they would do new versions of both engines; they kept the 6.8 V10 because customers wanted a tried-n-true engine that hadn't been revved a bunch of times and was generally reliable.

What I'm most interested to see, though, is torque numbers and MPGs. Are they going to be getting 500lbs out of the V8? What about the V10 (assuming that is new)? If the V8 can get that much, why keep the V10? How is the V10 dynamically better in an acceptable number of use cases to justify its continued existence? They probably could approach 500, but MPGs was always the Achilles heel of the 6.2 Coyote. Yes it had a bit more power than GM's 6.0 iron block, but it sucked gas just as much regardless of all those cams and valve timing.

The truck market is interesting again. Here's hoping GM answers with a new iron block 6.2 that can pull down similar numbers.

I am a Mopar Guy,but I am excited about Ford getting BIG ENGINES !! V-8 or V-10 ....AWESOME !!!! You Ford guys must be feeling pretty good,right....

GM guys I hope they add the hopped up 6.2 in a truck..

Mopar guys we got a Hellcat Grand Cherokee and a 392 Durango,so come on RAM get a new SRT either a Hellcat or a 392 !!

RAM better add power to the truck 392 they have ,Ford is going to be over the top !

I own a small collecton of modern and classic Mopars,2 GM products and 3 Ford's...Todays trucks are all great..I like them all,but Dodge is still #1 for myself,but I wont be a dolt and make idiotic comments about Ford or GM trucks...They both are great...I cant wait to see the Ford HD big gas engine..Big Engines LIVE !!!! Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would love to see a bigger gas V8 from any pickup brand.
I remember the days of big engines with HP.
You can have your diesel engines, government has ruined them with EPA configurations. Go by any dealership and see the fleet of diesel trucks needing work. I oversee employees with diesel service trucks, always something going wrong. Ford, GM, Ram all make a good truck, I want a reliable gas engine with some guts.

@MWB

Bravo!

GM needs to rework their 7.0L. Make it 550HP 500Tq, slam some 22s on it with performance handling and give us a true Silverado SS that can still haul 10K pounds. Also have a factory option of supercharging it as well as the dealership so it maintains its warranty

Why not revive the 454?

It does not have to be exotic. There are already aftermarket vendors making street-strip alloy GM big blocks. The 6000 pound Suburbans, Yukons and Escalades would like it too.

I don't disagree with u there either. GM has a plethora of big liter engines to choose from!



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