Ford’s 2011 Super-Duty Makes Official Debut

Ford Motor Co. officially took the wraps off its 2011 F-Series Super Duty truck line this week, with an optional Ford-designed and built 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel engine generating 390 horsepower and 735 ft.-lbs of torque.

Ed Waszczenko, Ford’s lead engine durability engineer, noted B20 compatibility is being added for the 2011 model year, meaning Ford’s new 6.7 liter diesel can be operated on diesel fuel comprised of up to 20% biodiesel mixed in with 80% regular petroleum diesel.

He also noted that the new 6.7-liter V-8 diesel engine averages an 18% improvement in fuel economy for pickup models and up to 25% improvement for chassis cabs versus Ford’s 2010 Super-duty models, with trucks equipped with Ford’s new 6.2-liter V-8 gasoline engines averaging a 15% fuel economy improvement versus the OEM’s comparable 2010 models.

Ford added that towing capability on the 2011 Super-duty line is now 26,400 pounds on chassis cabs and 24,400 pounds on pickups, with payload capability boosted to 12,711 pounds on chassis cabs and 6,520 pounds on pickups.

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