NEW 6.0-LITER POWER STROKE® DIESEL BOASTS BEST IN CLASS TORQUE Source:
Ford Motor Company Press ReleasePosted:
Ford is upping
the ante in the diesel truck market with best-in-class 560 ft.-lbs. of
torque at 2,000 rpm on its all-new Power Stroke® Diesel engine and
five-speed TorqShift® automatic transmission. This is an increase
of 10 ft.-lbs. since its pre-introduction
early next year in Ford's F-Series Super Duty trucks and Excursion SUV
models, the all-new powertrain also will produce
best-in-class 325 hp at 3,300 rpm.
has been the proven diesel leader since we introduced the
Power Stroke eight years ago and we intend to remain the leader,"
said Steve Lyons, Ford Division president. "Our customers need the
power to get any job done and that's exactly what the new powertrain will
allows a diesel engine to move or tow heavier loads, while enhancing the
vehicle's performance feel. It also allows drivers to maintain speed without
frequent transmission shifting, easily launch highly loaded trucks from
rest, and maintain speed while negotiating steep grades.
to the improved power rating, the new diesel will offer up to 10 percent
better fuel economy and 20 percent lower emission levels. The new diesel
also has reduced noise levels, improving speech intelligibility while
driving by more than 20 percent.
With a newly
designed five-speed gearbox and new electronic control system to help
provide smoother shifts, the new TorqShift features higher first- and
second-gear ratios to launch a truck loaded with cargo quickly and smoothly.
In addition, the new automatic transmission features a new driver-selected
Tow-Haul Mode that senses when conditions call for increased engine braking
and automatically schedules the appropriate downshift. The grade-braking
feature functions in concert with speed control to help maintain the desired
vehicle speed while descending grades.
7.3-liter Power Stroke is the best-selling engine in its class - gas or
diesel - and outsells all diesel competitors combined. Roughly 70 percent
of all Super Duty trucks sold are equipped with a Power Stroke diesel
engine. Of the 1.2 million Power Stroke engines sold,
98 percent are still on the road.*