Ford Quiet on Super Duty Power and Towing

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By now you’ve probably read everything that there is to know about the 2017 Ford Super Duty. But you’re missing some key information, and that’s the details about the engines powering the new truck, and what kind of towing and hauling capabilities it will have. For now, Ford is keeping quiet on the subject.

Ford’s engine and transmission are Ford designed and built, just like they are on the F-650 and F-750 medium duty trucks. Powering the trucks are a choice of gasoline or diesel-powered engines. The 6.7L Power Stroke V8 will be one of the more popular options, and we expect it to make more torque than Ram’s currently diesel offering of 900 lb-ft. There is also the 6.8L V10 that’ll be available.

If you opt for the chassis cab, you can also still get the 6.2L V8 gasoline engine. We’re a bit surprised to still see it around, and aren’t sure how many people will opt for it, but it’ll be good for those who are converting to compressed natural gas (CNG) operations.

So why no specifications on the engines? We’ll be sure to ask Ford when we see the truck later this morning at the reveal, but since the truck won’t go on sale until late 2016, it’s likely those numbers just aren’t finalized yet. So we’ll have to wait and see if the new truck makes the possible 1,000 lb-ft of torque we think could happen.

What do you think? Let us know over in the forums!

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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