- Next-generation F-Series Super Duty features new
Ford-designed, Ford-engineered and Ford-built 6.7-liter Power Stroke®
V-8 turbocharged diesel and 6.2-liter V-8 gasoline engines that deliver
significantly improved torque and horsepower as well as class-leading
fuel economy, enabling best-in-class towing and payload
- Diesel and gas engines have flexible fueling options – diesel engine can accommodate up to B20 and gas engine can run on E85
new 6R140 heavy-duty TorqShift® six-speed automatic transmission
specifically is designed to handle the increased torque produced by the
new diesel engine and the higher rpm of the new gasoline engine with
full SelectShift™ capability; new transmission also is available with
segment-exclusive Live Drive Power Take Off (PTO) for diesels
EcoBoost™ engine specially engineered and optimized for truck
applications joins the lineup for the award-winning Ford F-150 in late
DALLAS, Sept. 24, 2009 – Leadership demands continuous improvement.
When it comes to Ford F-Series powertrains, continuous improvement has
been a constant across several dimensions. Fuel economy. Torque.
Horsepower. Durability. Reliability. Flexible fueling options.
All those attributes are available and apparent across all F-Series
truck lines, ready for customers to do their jobs with the best
combination of capability and fuel economy. The next-generation Super
Duty, available in 2010, features all-new diesel and gasoline engines
and a new TorqShift® six-speed automatic transmission, enabling
best-in-class towing and payload.
“All of our customers, especially our truck customers, demand
solutions – not compromises,” said Barb Samardzich, Ford vice
president, Global Powertrain Engineering. “They’re unwilling to
sacrifice fuel economy for capability or trade off durability for
flexible fueling. Our lineup of truck powertrains will provide the
power, fuel economy and flexibility they need.”
Built Ford Tough testing for durability
The new engines and transmission are proved out by Ford’s intensive
development and testing protocol. First, extensive CAD (computer-aided
design) and CAE (computer-aided engineering) work is completed to
identify any potential challenges before hardware is created, which not
only is time efficient, it also helps ensure quality at the outset.
In keeping with F-Series Built Ford Tough heritage, components are
tested in the laboratory with a regimen designed to exceed what even
the harshest user might dish out. Engines and transmissions literally
run continuously for several hundred hours. Finally, a battery of
in-vehicle, real-world tests validates the work done in laboratories.
The next-generation Super Duty arrives with two all-new
technologically advanced engines: the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8
turbocharged diesel and the 6.2-liter gasoline V-8. The Ford-engineered
diesel engine utilizes inboard exhaust architecture, an
automotive-industry first for a modern production diesel engine. The
exhaust manifolds reside in the valley of the engine instead of
outboard, while the intake is outboard of the engine. The cylinder
heads essentially are flipped around in comparison with previous V-8
This unique layout combines the best of proven technology with new,
patented approaches backed by an extensive testing regimen to assure
customer satisfaction. The 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged
diesel engine will deliver significant improvement in torque and
horsepower as well as class-leading fuel economy, further strengthening
Super Duty’s best-in-class towing and payload capabilities.
Key features of the new 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel engine
- Compacted graphite iron engine block
- Aluminum cylinder heads
- Turbocharger with dual-sided compressor wheel that works in a single housing uniquely center-mounted on the engine block
- Unique inboard exhaust and outboard intake architecture
- High-pressure fuel system – new Bosch 29,000-psi common-rail fuel-injection system
- Biodiesel compatible up to B20
Key features of the new 6.2-liter V-8 gasoline engine
- Increased torque, horsepower and fuel economy
- Cast-iron engine block and four-bolt main bearing caps, with cross bolts, for durability
- Aluminum cylinder heads, with two valves per cylinder, and two spark plugs per cylinder
- Cast-iron crankshaft, with dual-mode damper
- Forged steel connecting rods
- Cast-aluminum pistons, with cooling jets
- Single overhead camshaft with variable valve timing and roller-rocker shaft valvetrain
- Magnesium cam covers for lighter weight
- Stamped-steel oil pan
- Composite intake manifold
- Stainless steel fuel rail; port fuel injected; mechanical returnless fuel system
- 9.8:1 compression ratio
- E85/flex fuel capable
New transmission harnesses the increased power
Ford’s new 6R140 heavy-duty TorqShift™ six-speed transmission was
developed specifically to manage the increased torque produced by the
new Power Stroke diesel engine. Its components are largely shared with
the gasoline engine as well, helping improve the overall efficiency of
that powerplant. By design, the new 6R140 transmission seamlessly
delivers the enormous low-rpm torque produced by the new diesel engine
and efficiently manages the higher rpm of the new gasoline engine.
The 6R140 six-speed automatic transmission balances customer desire
for convenience during routine operation while also allowing for
complete manual control. Ford’s SelectShift Automatic™ transmission
functionality features two benefits of particular use to Super Duty
One is Progressive Range Select. With this feature, a toggle on the
shift lever allows the customer to reduce the range of available gears
while in Drive. When the customer “taps” down into Range Select mode,
the display shows the available gears and highlights the current gear
state. This feature will allow the customer to limit use of upper gears
when heavily loaded or while towing on grades.
For full manual function, customers also can pull the shift lever
into “M” for manual mode and use the same toggle switch to select the
gear desired. The display will show the selected gear and the control
system will lock the torque converter and hold that gear for a full
manual transmission feel.
Finally, segment-exclusive Live Drive Power Take Off (PTO) is
enabled by the new transmission. On 2011 Super Duty diesels with the
PTO prep option, the PTO output gear is linked through the torque
converter to the engine crankshaft and is available any time the engine
is running. This allows the transmission to power auxiliary equipment
to run devices such as snowplows, aerial lifts, tow truck lifts, cement
mixers or dump trucks with maximum flexibility. Pioneered on
agricultural applications, the Live Drive feature is particularly
useful when mobile PTO function is required during start-stop
operations, such as salt spreading, snow plowing or cement pouring.
EcoBoost for truck applications joins F-150 lineup
Joining the lineup for the F-150 in 2010 is a version of Ford’s
EcoBoost engine, specially engineered and optimized for truck
This new engine builds off the strengths of the EcoBoost system, which include:
- Peak torque that begins at a low engine speed and
continues across a wide rpm band, making it ideally suited for trailer
towing and other truck applications.
- Direct fuel
injection, which uses high-pressure fuel injectors to spray a fine mist
of fuel directly into each cylinder. This precisely controlled fuel
delivery improves the engine’s transient response, contributes to
improved fuel economy and enables improved emissions, particularly at
- Turbocharging for increased boost and power; precise controls mean instant spool up.
- 20 percent better fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions compared to a larger naturally aspirated engine.
Expecting more and delivering more
Leadership is expected of F-Series, which has been the best-selling
truck in the U.S. for 32 straight years. Historically, best-in-class
towing and payload capability and legendary Built Ford Tough durability
have driven F-Series customer loyalty. The new 6.7-liter Power Stroke
diesel and 6.2-liter V-8 gasoline engines with significantly improved
torque and horsepower as well as enhanced productivity with
class-leading fuel economy give Ford customers even more reasons to
stay loyal in the years ahead.
“Customer loyalty and leadership are earned only by delivering a
superior product,” Samardzich said. “Our customers want – and deserve –
continuous improvement in: torque, horsepower, fuel economy,
capability, reliability and all the comforts, conveniences and
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