2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty Gets 48-Gallon Fuel Tank
Ford is releasing the 2017 F-Series Super Duty, and to help hype up its launch and ongoing rollout, it has been trickling out details pertinent to the idea that it is the toughest, smartest, most capable, and most productive version of the truck ever built.
Germane to this point, Ford revealed last month that the long-box, Crew Cab F-Series Super Duty will have a 48-gallon fuel tank, giving it the largest fuel capacity in its class for both gasoline- and diesel-powered trucks.
Ford says that the larger tank is enabled by the Crew Cab’s longer wheelbase and wider track, enabling engineers to build a tank that is approximately 37% larger than the 2016 model’s 35-gallon gasoline tank and 22% larger than the 2016 model’s diesel tank and fit it between the frame and the driveshaft.
Other improvements include an upgraded fuel filter and water separator filter, which should allow for longer change intervals. With the truck’s ability to go longer between both fill-ups and filter changes, customers will be able to save both time and money.
“We want to give our customers a more productive tool for getting the most out of their trucks,” said Brian Rathsburg, Super Duty marketing manager. “This means less downtime at the fuel pump and performing routine maintenance, and more time on the job.”
It was also revealed that the 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty’s Power Stroke will improve the capacity of its diesel exhaust fluid tank threefold from 2.5 gallons on the 2016 model to 7.5 gallons.