2006 Ford F-250/F-350 Super Duty

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    2006 Ford F-250/F-350 Super Duty

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    New for 2006

    • Equipment previously included in Lariat Luxury Package is now standard on Lariat
    • Amarillo Package available on Lariat Crew Cab includes dozens of visual enhancements, including Blazing Yellow paint, 18-inch polished-aluminum forged wheels, brushed aluminum door trim, black leather seating surfaces with Amarillo logo and chrome accents inside and out, among other changes
    • Chrome Package available on XLT and Lariat SuperCab and Crew Cab includes chrome grille, exhaust tip, tow hooks, mirror caps, pickup bed tie-downs and 5-inch tubular step bars
    • New King Ranch paint colors: Black Clearcoat/Arizona Beige, True Blue Metallic Clearcoat/Arizona Beige
    • 50-state emissions now standard on diesel versions
    • 20-inch polished-aluminum forged wheels available on SRW Crew Cab 4×4 Lariat, King Ranch and Amarillo

    Overview

    Super Duty is the proven leader in the over-8,500-pound GVWR truck segment with a reputation as America’s get-the-job-done, rugged, practical and capable truck.

    Building on the success of its extensive 2005 improvements to capability, power, toughness and useful new features, Super Duty enters 2006 with a series of new packages to help customers find a truck with the style and equipment they desire.

    The F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickups are available in Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab body styles in XL, XLT and Lariat trims. For even higher payload capacity, F-350 Super Duty is available in a dual-rear-wheel (DRW) “dually” configuration.

    The F-250 and F-350 are assembled in Louisville, Ky.

    Design and Equipment

    Super Duty design complements its legendary capabilities with a bold, tough look, the segment’s only 18- and 20-inch wheels and a refined interior.

    The grille draws cues from the popular Mighty F-350 TONKA concept truck’s chiseled good looks. Sharp edges and vertical bar surfaces provide a milled appearance.

    Large three-dimensional badges identify each series and powertrain.

    Available paint choices include dozens of monochromatic and two-tone combinations. Wheel-lip moldings coordinate with the two-tone treatment on some series.

    This year, a new Amarillo Package is available on Lariat Crew Cab and a Chrome Package is available on XLT and Lariat SuperCab and Crew Cab. Seven distinct wheel styles are offered, including the new 20-inch polished-aluminum forged wheels available on SRW Crew Cab 4×4 Lariat, King Ranch and Amarillo.

    Powertrain and Chassis

    Three engine options include the segment’s most powerful gasoline engine.

    The 6.8-liter, three-valve Triton V-10 produces 355 horsepower and 455 pound-feet of torque – both class-leading figures.

    The segment’s best-selling diesel engine – Power Stroke – is rated at 570 pound-feet of torque and 325 horsepower.

    Ford’s modular 5.4-liter, three-valve Triton V-8 delivers 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. More than 80 percent of peak torque – nearly 300 pound-feet – is available starting as low as 1,000 rpm.

    All engines benefit from electronic throttle control, which provides economy and performance benefits. For commercial users who need elevated engine speed to run aftermarket power takeoff (PTO) systems, the “stationary elevated idle control” feature is available on all models.

    Super Duty transmissions include the rugged six-speed manual and sophisticated TorqShift™ five-speed automatic.

    Ford Super Duty pickups have more towing and payload capacity than ever, making F-350 capable of towing a class-leading 17,000 pounds.

    The TowCommand System, which includes the industry’s first factory-installed and warranted electronic trailer brake controller, offers smoother operation and safety features. This includes a special trailer brake strategy when the truck’s anti-lock braking system detects poor traction. No aftermarket trailer brake controller can do this. Ford’s TowCommand System also includes TorqShift® transmission with tow-haul mode, best-in-class brakes and telescoping trailer tow mirrors.

    The F-250/F-350 Super Duty frame features a fully boxed front section for strength and torsional stiffness. From the boxed section back, the frame uses steel that is the thickest gauge of any pickup.

    Properly equipped, dual-rear-wheel Super Duty pickups with the 6.8-liter, 3-valve Triton V-10 and 6.0-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel have the ability to tow up to a class-leading 15,000 pounds on a conventional hitch.

    Safety and Security

    All F-250 and F-350 Super Duty models include driver and passenger air bags, BeltMinder® and anti-lock brakes as standard equipment.

    Major Features and Options

    XL: 5.4-liter 3-valve V-8 engine, manual fold-away mirrors, argent grille, front tow hooks, halogen sealed beam headlights, removable tailgate with key lock, AM/FM stereo, driver and front passenger air bags, air filter minder (diesel only).

    XLT adds: Chrome front bumper, bright grille, jewel-effect headlamps, air conditioning, power windows and door locks, cloth seats, speed control, tilt steering wheel and CD player.

    Lariat adds: Cab steps, fog lamps, six-way power driver and passenger seats with leather seating surfaces, privacy glass, leather-wrapped steering wheel, rear sliding window, advanced security group and trailer tow package.

    Ford’s F-Series can be customized in literally hundreds of thousands of distinct combinations. Selected option packages include keypad entry, High Capacity Trailer Tow package, Max Front GAWR package with heavy duty springs, Snow Plow package, Trailer Towing package and XL Decor kit.

    Milestones

    1900

    Henry Ford builds his third vehicle: a truck

    1917

    Ford introduces the Model T One-Ton truck chassis, its first chassis specifically built for trucks

    1948

    F-Series is Ford Motor Company’s first all-new post-war line of vehicles.

    1953

    F-250 pickup is introduced as F-Series; numerical designations are changed

    1959

    Ford introduces the first factory-built, F-250 four-wheel-drive models

    1965

    F-250 Crew Cab is introduced as Ford’s first four-door pickup

    1974

    Ford introduces the F-Series SuperCab for F-100 through F-350

    1983

    F-Series 6.9-liter V-8 diesel debuts

    1995

    F-Series surpasses the Volkswagen Beetle as the world’s best-selling vehicle nameplate

    2003

    6.0-liter Power Stroke diesel joins the lineup

    2005

    F-Series is heavily upgraded with new powertrains, features and updated design