Next-Gen Ford Super Duty Getting a New 7.3-Liter Gasoline Engine
Insider information confirming the new Ford V8 enigne was leaked from a union autoworkers meeting.
There have been a handful of rumors on the drivetrain of the next generation Ford Super Duty pickups, all of which have revolved around the diesel engine, but today, we have some insight into the future of the big gasoline engine . This new information from The Fast Lane Truck (TFL Truck) seemingly puts this engine size discussion to rest, as an insider has told TFL Truck that the next generation of the Ford Super Duty will have a new gasoline that measures 7.3 liters.
Next Generation Ford Super Duty
It is believed that the next generation of the Ford Super Duty will arrive during the 2019 calendar year as 2020 models and when they do, they will have a new look. Our spy photographers recently snapped pictures of the next F-250 and F-450 heavily camouflaged on the open road, revealing the revised styling.
With the new look will likely come more power, and based on this TFL Truck report, that extra power will come from a new engine. This information comes to TFL Truck via an insider who gathered the information at a UAW meeting.
New Ford Power Stroke
When the 2020 Ford Super Duty debuts, it could be powered by a new, 7.3-liter gasoline-powered V8. The current Super Duty lineup features a 6.2-liter V8 with 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. The replacement for the the current engine will almost assuredly be more powerful and more efficient, so we could see horsepower numbers creep up well past the 400 mark while torque could climb up closer to 500 lb-ft.
While those are not Earth-shattering numbers, they would account for significant improvements in both categories. More importantly, if Ford could get the output up around 450 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque, the Super Duty would offer more power than any of the heavy duty competitors. Right now, the Ram brand’s 6.4-liter Hemi is the engine to beat, with that mill provide 410 horsepower and 429 lb-ft of torque, so the torque advantage already belongs to Ford, but the Super Duty gas engine could use some more horsepower. In jumping from 6.2 liters to 7.3 liters, there should be no issue achieving those lofty power numbers.
When this mill debuts, it will likely be offered throughout the entire Super Duty and Medium Duty commercial truck range, so the F-250, F-350, F-450, F-550, F-650 and F-750 will all rely on this engine.
Again, we don’t know for sure when the next generation Ford Super Duty will be introduced, but rumors point to a formal introduction at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. If that debut focuses on a 2020 model year truck, those big pickups will likely hit dealerships later on next year.