F-Series Super Duty has been overhauled
for the 2008 model year. Ford’s Super Duty pickup has been
the leader in the over 8,500-pound truck segment since launch,
offering best-in-class payload, gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR)
and trailer tow ratings.
in three cab styles – Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab – and
with two bed lengths, the new Super Duty features a bold look
inside and out. And the line of Ford Super Duty trucks has been
expanded for 2008, with an even more capable workhorse: the new
2007 F-350 Super Duty already offered best-in-class maximum payload
of 5,800 pounds and maximum towing capacity of 19,200 pounds.
The new 2008 F-450 pickup widens the capability gap, offering
a maximum payload of more than 6,000 pounds and towing capacity
of more than 24,000 pounds – a 5,000-pound increase over
the class-leading F-350. All of this added capability comes with
the same increased level of refinement found in the new F-250
Super Duty designers have delivered a truck that makes a bold design statement
by emphasizing Super Duty’s increased capability. The larger, more
prominent grille, sharply sculpted fender flares and fender-mounted air vents
are just a few of the new design cues that announce that Super Duty is all
about working hard. Super
Duty’s impressive, larger grille not only makes a bold
statement, but also helps improve cooling, which in turn improves,
among other things, trailer towing capability.
grille sits on a horizontal cut line that defines the top of
the bumper and also serves as a base for the stacked headlamps,
delivering a clean, tight and more refined look. The step pad
on the front bumper is specifically textured and designed for
the customers who use the bumper while servicing the truck. The
distinctive dropped beltline, a Ford truck design cue, improves
visibility and carries the eye rearward to the revised tailgate,
with the Lift-Assist System now standard across the model range,
and the Ford oval mounted front-and-center, flanked by redesigned
tail lamps. A deeper rear bumper helps to balance the design
while providing easier access to the bed.
all-new wheel designs including standard 18-in. premium chromed
steel wheels on Lariat and 20-in. premium polished forged aluminum
wheels join a list of 10 wheel options across the line-up.
The all-new interior builds on the successful tough luxury design established
by the Ford F-150 and advanced for Super DutyThe
sharp, modern design features all-new materials and includes
luxury touches like contrast stitching on the seats and rich,
Chaparral leather on the King Ranch. Like the exterior, Super
Duty’s interior was designed to be functional and capable
while still delivering a high level of quality and craftsmanship
with a luxurious look.
combined rich surfaces with elements borrowed from high-end power
tools and butcher block-style wood accents to define the tough-luxury
prominent center stack houses most of the vehicle’s switches,
integrating all functions into one easy-to-reach central area.
The auxiliary switches and Trailer Brake Control system are now
fully integrated into the center stack for a cleaner, user-friendly
rings surrounding the gauges and air vents are notched, more
angular and defined. The gauges are also better organized and
easier to read. All-new door trim features dual map pockets that
are better integrated into the interior. A large center console
is designed to hold file folders and keep laptop computers tucked
out of sight.
totally redesigned climate control system has more balanced airflow
and refined, quieter operation that improves cabin comfort. The
system uses a more reliable, more durable, higher capacity compressor,
one of the many components that contribute to the better performance
of the A/C system. Floor ducts for the heater now run under the
seat, out of site of the rear-seat passengers.
Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (EATC) has been added
as a standard feature on the Lariat and King Ranch for 2008,
allowing the driver and front passenger to set individual temperatures.
Diesel customers can opt for the innovative Rapid Heat supplemental
– the first of its kind in North America – that augments
the diesel truck’s heater to provide faster warm-up on cold
A more powerful 6.4-liter Power Stroke ® Diesel joins a powertrain lineup
that already includes the segment’s most powerful gasoline engine, the
362-horsepower 6.8-liter V-10 Triton.
6.4-liter Power Stroke Diesel delivers 350 horsepower at 3,000
rpm and 650 lb.-ft. of torque starting at 2,000 rpm and utilizes
Ford Clean Diesel Technology, which includes, among other features,
a high-pressure, common rail fuel system, Piezo-electric fuel injectors
and an advanced diesel particulate filter system to deliver strong
performance while reducing particulate output by more than 90 percent
and posting emissions numbers on par with gasoline engines.
Transmission choices include a six-speed manual with overdrive
or a TorqShift five-speed automatic. The powertrains use a new
unique mounting system that better isolates the powertrain and
reduces vibration. Both two- and four-wheel-drive models will be
available on the 2008 Super Duty.
available TowCommand System still includes the industry’s
first factory-installed and warranted electronic trailer brake controller,
offering smoother operation and safety features. This includes a
special trailer brake strategy for when the truck’s anti-lock
braking system detects poor traction. No aftermarket trailer brake
controller can provide this.