- All-new 6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine with
325 hp and 550 lb-ft torque, reduced emissions and noise (available early 2003)
- All-new five-speed TorqShift automatic transmission with 6.0-liter diesel (early 2003)
- New FX4 Off-Road Package
- King Ranch Package available on Crew Cabs
- XLT Sport Package with four additional colors now available on Crew Cabs and SuperCabs
- Improved durability of seat materials on XL trims
- Inboard armrests standard on XL bucket seats
- Standard driver-side grab handle on A-pillar
- Tailgate lock standard on XL trim
- Optional heated telescoping trailer tow mirrors with integrated turn signal (early 2003)
- Optional power sliding moon roof on Crew Cabs
- Vinyl 40/20/40 front seat now available on all XL trucks, not just fleet (early 2003)
- Power seat option available on XLT Sport Package
- Reverse proximity sensor available on XLT
- Snowplow Package can now be combined with
- New exterior color: Sonic Blue Clearcoat Metallic
The 2003 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickups in addition to extending their reputation as rugged, practical and capable vehicles have interior and trim upgrades and new packages designed to enhance comfort and convenience, as well as a new off-road package. Later in
the model year, an all-new 6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine and five-speed automatic transmission will provide increased power and reduced emissions
The F-250 and F-350 pickups are available in Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab configurations in XL,
XLT and Lariat trims. They are assembled in
The XLT Sport Package (formerly the “Built Ford Tough” Sport Model in 2002) is available on Crew Cabs in addition to SuperCabs, and four new monochromatic paint schemes Oxford White, Dark Shadow Gray, Sonic Blue and Vermillion Red join Ebony for 2003. A reverse proximity sensor and a power driver’s seat are newly available with this package, which includes chrome tubular step bars, an exclusive twill cloth 40/20/40 split-bench front seat, body-color exterior accents, leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear sliding window, fog lamps and
Already popular on the F-150, the King Ranch Package will be offered on F-250/F-350 Lariat Crew Cabs in single- and dual-rear-wheel applications for early 2003. The package includes premium leather interior trim, body-color mirror housings, door handles and Azixona Beige wheel lip moldings, lighted running boards, premium aluminum wheels and a choice of three exterior colors: Estate Green, Chestnut and Oxford White.
Sonic Blue is a new exterior color this year.
Packaging and Equipment
Improvements to the 2003 F-250/F-350 include upgrades to XL-trim-level seating (higher quality cloth and vinyl and standard inboard armrests with bucket seat option), a standard driver-side grab handle on all models and a standard tailgate lock on all trims, including XL.
New for 2003 is the FX4 Off-Road Package, which replaces the Off-Road Equipment Package. Skid plates, Rancho shock absorbers, a steering damper and FX4 decals are included. The skid plates are also available as a stand alone option.
Previously unavailable in combination is a new Snowplow/Camper package offered on 4×4 F-250′s and F-350′s.
Mid-2003, new manually telescoping trailer tow mirrors with power adjusted heated glass and integral turn signal repeaters will replace the current power trailering mirrors.
Also, later in the model year, a power sliding moon roof will be available on Crew Cab models.
Super Duty was the first truck in its segment to offer power-adjustable accelerator and brake pedals. They are available with the automatic transmission on the XLT and Lariat.
Powertrains and Chassis
Three engines are available on the Ford F-250/F-350. The 7.3L Power Stroke turbo diesel V-8 is the best-selling engine in its class gas or diesel. Beginning in January 2002, Ford offered a new best-in-class torque Power Stroke 525 that delivers 525 foot-pounds of torque at just 1,600 rpm on automatic transmission-equipped Super Duty models. The updated powertrain, which includes noise reductions, is rated at
Later in the model year, Ford will introduce an all-new diesel engine for F-250/F-350. The new, more powerful, cleaner 6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel and new five-speed TorqShift automatic transmission will combine to make a best-in-class 325 horsepower at 3,300 rpm and 550 foot-pounds of torque at
For 2003, the 6.8L SOHC Triton V-10 continues to produce 310 horsepower and 425 foot-pounds of torque.
The standard 5.4L SOHC Tritonª V-8 is rated at 260 horsepower and 350 foot-pounds of torque. In 2002, the 5.4L was named one of Ward’s Auto World magazine’s “Ten Best Engines” for the sixth consecutive year.
The 5.4L has a stiffer engine block thanks to sophisticated computer analysis. As a result, the overall radiated noise levels have been reduced by as much as
All F-250/F-350 trucks have six-speed manual transmissions as standard.
Because many F-250/F-350 buyers use their trucks to run auxiliary equipment, requiring a provision for power takeoff (PTO), Super Duty F-250 and F-350′s six-speed manual transmission has a standard left-side PTO. A left-side PTO also is optional on the four-speed automatic.
Available on F-350 with either the 4×2 or 4×4 system are dual rear wheels that increase rear traction, improve towing stability and provide increased rear axle weight ratings. The optional limited-slip rear axle improves performance in low-traction situations, such as off-road driving or slick pavement.
The optional engine-block heater improves starting performance in cold weather, while the optional shift-on-the-fly four-wheel-drive systems (either manual or electric shift) provide enhanced traction.
The 4×2 models have an independent twin I-beam front suspension with coil springs; the 4×4′s have a rigid front axle with
leaf springs. A front stabilizer bar is standard equipment.
Safety and Security
F-Series Super Duty trucks are supplied with air bag supplemental restraint systems that protect driver and front passenger in frontal collisions. The front safety belts are height-adjustable for optimum comfort and position.
The Aero jewel-effect headlamps are standard on XLT and Lariat models, and the sealed-beam halogen lamps are standard on the
Also available are a remote keyless entry system and auto locks and lamps for security and convenience. In addition, a locking tailgate, lacking on some competitor’s models, is a standard F-Series feature.
Super Duty now offers “uptime-critical” parts ordering 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with next-day delivery 365 days a year.
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