2018 Ford Raptor and F-150: No V8 Raptor Option Yet, What About a Diesel F-150? (Report)

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2017 Ford Raptor

Will there be a V8 option for the 2018 Ford Raptor? What are all the details about the F-150 Diesel? We want to know all of this and more. The following information is based on the 2018 Ford F-150 and Raptor order guide published by Town and Country TV.

The new order guide does not mention anything about a V8 engine in the 2018 Raptor. Those waiting and hoping for a V8 in the new Raptor (us included), will have to endure longer. The high-output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 and the 10-speed automatic transmission return for the 2018 model year.

Town and Country TV does list a 2018 Ford Raptor crew cab at a starting price of $52,770. This is $520 more than the 2017 truck. The 802A package lists at $9,770, and a fully loaded 2018 Raptor with destination charges has an M.S.R.P of $72,855.

2018 Ford F-150

What about the F-150 with a turbo-diesel engine? The 2018 order guide has no mention of it either. Ford officially announced that the F-150 diesel will be available later (sometime in 2018 calendar year). The rest of the refreshed 2018 Ford F-150 lineup is due at dealerships in the fall of 2017.

The 2018 F-150 will have new headlights, grille designs, tail-lights, and tail-gate among other updates.

You are probably wondering about the engine specs for all of the engines in the 2018 F-150. The order guide does not list any power specs or MPG estimates. We do know that the 2018 F-150 will initially be available with a choice of four engines: naturally aspirated 3.3L V6, 2.7L EcoBoost turbo V6, 5.0L V8, and a 3.5L EcoBoost turbo V6. Ford announced the power rating for the 3.3L V6 at 282 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque. The 3.0L turbo-diesel V6 availability timeline and output are still a mystery.

While we wait for more information, here is a 2017 Ford Raptor playing around Moab, UT along with the 2017 Ram Power Wagon and 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.