The next generation of the Ford F-650 and Ford F-750 trucks arrived for the 2016 model year, bringing a new chassis, a number of visual changes, as well as a new Power Stroke diesel powertrain. Ford’s medium duty line of trucks has been around in its current iteration since 2003, receiving only subtle enhancements. Interestingly, the redesigned models are the first built in-house from the ground up by Ford. As for the 2017 Ford F-650 and F-750, expect them to carry over mostly unchanged.
2017 Ford F-650 and F-750 Engine Department
The most significant change that came with the new generation of Ford’s medium duty lineup is the 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo-diesel V8 paired with a 6-speed Ford TorqShift HD automatic transmission. The powertrain is offered with three power settings: 270 hp and 675 lb-ft of torque, 300 hp and 700 lb-ft of torque, and 330 hp and 725 lb-ft of torque. As for the gasoline (and propane) option, it comes as a 6.8-liter Triton V10 unit cranking out 362 hp and 457 lb-ft of twist, coupled with the same six-speed gearbox. All versions will be available with two-wheel drive only.
2017 Ford F-650 and F-750 Design
The 2017 Ford F-650 and F-750 will be available in three cab styles, including Regular Cab, Super Cab and Crew Cab. Thanks to the new chassis and longer spring leafs, the redesigned trucks feature improved handling abilities. When it comes to the exterior styling, the new F-650 and F-750 borrow heavily from Ford’s Super Duty lineup. Some of the most striking styling cues include a new sloping hood and redesigned headlights. Whereas the cab structure is virtually identical to the one used by the F-250, the medium duty trucks feature a much larger ladder frame with huge wheels and tires. As for the interior design, it also mimics the one seen in the Super Duty trucks.
2017 Ford F-650 and F-750 Pricing and Release
Official pricing numbers are still unavailable, but we expect the entry-level gasoline models to start around $56,000. Those who opt for diesel-powered models will need around $70,000. The 2017 Ford F-650 and F-750 are most likely to go on sale in the second half of 2016.