2018 F-150’s 3.0-Liter Power Stroke Diesel Leverages Ford UK’s Diesel Expertise
Ford earlier this month revealed that the all-new 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbo-diesel engine being offered with the 2018 F-150 will deliver an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway as well as best-in-class towing capacity, payload capacity, and diesel horsepower and torque. The expertise behind the F-150’s first-ever diesel offering comes courtesy of Ford of Europe’s Dagenham Engine Plant in the United Kingdom, making the groundbreaking Power Stroke the winning result of a global effort.
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Dagenham Engine Plant is Ford’s largest diesel engine production facility on the globe; its 3,000 employees produce 800,000 engines every year for sale within the UK and in global markets. The new Power Stroke turbo-diesel V6 utilizes cutting-edge features like common-rail fuel injection, cast-aluminum oil pan, and mechanical engine-driven fan to deliver superlative performance and efficiency.
“The unbeatable pulling power of a diesel engine makes it the perfect match for the iconic F-150 pickup, something F-Series fans in the US are about to discover for themselves,” said Stephen Gill, director, Powertrain Engineering, Ford of Europe. “Ford of Europe’s expertise in diesel extends beyond manufacturing. Our Dagenham Diesel Center, UK, is a center of excellence for the development of sophisticated diesel engines, including the 2.0-liter Ford EcoBlue and all-new 1.5-liter Ford EcoBlue.”
The all-new Power Stroke turbo-diesel will be available for the 2018 Ford F-150 later this spring. Mated to Ford’s 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, the Power Stroke will be available for 4×2 and 4×4 models; SuperCrew or SuperCab; and for Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum trims.
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