Heavy Duty Torque Wars About to Seriously Heat Up

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2017 Ford Super Duty Stock Photos - IMG_2413_MR

As you’re all surely aware, there is a new Ford Super Duty coming. While we know a great deal about the truck, we still don’t know some key performance metrics from the new Power Stroke diesel that’ll be powering the aluminum-bodied truck. While we expect the number to exceed what is currently on the market, it seems that Ford isn’t the only one battling for torque supremacy.

Right now the Ram 3500’s Cummins diesel makes 900 lb-ft of torque. That means it’s the current leader in the torque fight. We expect the new Power Stroke to beat that, with anywhere from 920 lb-ft all the way up to potentially 1,000 lb-ft. Realistically, we’re expecting around 950 lb-ft.

2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD

But not to let Ford (or Ram) rest on their laurels, today we get a sneak peek at the newest GMC Denali Heavy Duty. Denali is a strong selling sub-brand of GMC, but what makes the teaser from the General special is that they are showing off a new hood with a functional scoop. GMC says the hood scoop design is, “hinting at what is beneath its bold new appearance.”

2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD

That means we’re expecting a new Duramax diesel. While we don’t have any numbers, we do expect GMC to offer something up competitive to what Ram and Ford are doing. They won’t announce numbers until later this year, but it appears the diesel wars are just heating up.

2017 Ford Super Duty Cameras 1What do you think? Let us know over in the forums!

via [GMC]

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

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