The 2017 F-150 will benefit greatly from the long-awaited complete redesign of the Super Duty lineup. Some of the most notable changes include a new lighter body, stiffer frame and a host of upgraded driver assist systems. As is the case with the latest-generation F-150, the all-new super-duty trucks are due to adopt aluminum body panels and a high strength steel frame that will bring significant weigh reductions. Now, the 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel will be fitted with an enhanced version of the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 engine. According to some reports, the 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel is due to go on sale in late 2016.
2017 Ford F-250 Diesel New Architecture and Features
The upcoming F-250 will use a fully boxed frame made from 95 percent high-strength steel that is expected to make it 24 times stiffer than the predecessor. According to Ford, the redesigned truck will be lighter by around 350 pounds. However, this weight loss will be redistributed to reinforce other areas in order to increase towing and hauling capability. For instance, the 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel will benefit from stronger axles, drive lines, four-wheel drive components as well as towing equipment. It will also accommodate larger front-end equipment such as snowplows and the like. According to the automaker, the new Super Duty will offer the highest gross combined weight ratings in the segment, estimated at around 40,000 pounds.
Inside, the 2017 F-250 Diesel will feature a cabin design that mimics the one seen in the new F-150. There will also be more upscale equipment options to choose from, including such features as a panoramic sunroof and massaging front seats. The list of driver assist systems includes adaptive cruise control, adaptive steering, tire pressure monitoring, blind spot monitoring, a wired trailer, etc.
2017 Ford F-250 Diesel Powertrain
As mentioned, the 2017 Ford F-250 Diesel will be powered by the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 unit. The recently enhanced diesel engine churns out 440 hp and 860 pound-feet of torque, coupled with a six-speed TorqShift automatic transmission. Models powered by this engine will be available in rear- and four-wheel drive. As for the towing capacity, the new F-250 equipped with a conventional trailer setup will be able tow up to 14,000 pounds.