Report: F-150 Could Get Range Rover’s Turbodiesel V6
Ford seemingly isn’t content with the numerous changes it’s made to its F-150, adding everything from a high-luxury Limited trim and CNG/propane capabilities to the 2016 model year. Now, according to a report from AutoBlog, Ford appears to be considering taking things even another step further by testing out the viability of an F-150 turbodiesel.
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One of AutoBlog’s spy photographers spotted an F-150 prototype driving around Dearborn with camouflage only present on the truck bed. This camo didn’t cover up a Venturi exhaust tip, however, and the photographer discerned that this was a diesel-powered model. A source told the website that the engine beneath the hood was not a Power Stroke diesel, but rather the same 3.0-liter Lion V6 turbodiesel that will power the Range Rover and Range Rover sport.
It’s further speculated that an eventual turbodiesel engine for the F-150 would be mated to the same 10-speed automatic found in the upcoming F-150 Raptor.
Ford, naturally, declined to speculate about future products and reminded AutoBlog that the EcoBoost is doing just fine, thanks. Whether Ford follows up and throws its name into the hat of diesel-powered light-duty pickups remains to be seen.
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News Source: AutoBlog