Mark your calendars for Spring 2018. That’s the date you’ll be able to spec an F-150 with a new 3.0-liter PowerStroke diesel.
For those wanting Ford’s PowerStroke diesel in your F-150, 2018 is the year your wait comes to an end. Ford has released specs for the diesel that, starting this spring, you’ll be able to order in a 2018 F-150. Built on the tried-and-true formula of the diesel Super Duty, this smaller engine, Ford says, is designed to deliver exceptional power in a hard-working package.
Here’s what we now know about the new PowerStroke diesel option for the F-150. According to Ford’s website, this engine will be offered as part of the company’s most advanced engine lineup to date. You’d expect the diesel engine to be a torque monster, and you’d be right. The 3.0-liter diesel puts out 250 horsepower at 3,250 RPM and 440 lb-ft of torque at 1,750 RPM. As with the EcoBoost V6s and 5.0-liter V8, the diesel will also come attached to a 10-speed automatic transmission. With that much low-down, torque, Ford has pegged towing capacity at 11,400 pounds.