2018 Ford F-150 . Light Duty Ford F-150 Gets Diesel Engine for the First Time. 2018 Ford F-150 takes center stage at 2017 Detroit Auto Show with its new diesel powertrain. This is the first time the light duty F-150 gets diesel power as previously, and diesel mill is available exclusively for Super Duty F-250 and F-350.
Besides the addition of diesel mill in the engine lineup, F-150 also gets light styling refresh as well as some technical updates. As usual, the truck will be available in XL, STX, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited and also Raptor trim.
2018 Ford F-150 Specifications
In terms of exterior design, most updates go the grille as a way to distinguish it from the previous model. As a matter of fact, 2018 Ford F-150 has several different grille designs. While for some trims, the grille is simply made wider, the range-topping Limited trim’s new grill gets beautiful chrome latticework. In addition, the truck also gets two new types of the headlight with more LED treatments for higher end trims.
Inside, the truck gets new trim colors with some exclusive tones for the more expensive models. For example, Platinum trim gets Dark Marsala, and Limited is blessed with Navy Pier hue.
Furthermore, other exciting updates include stop and go feature, pre-collision assistance with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitor, 360 degrees camera, 4G cellular with WiFi hotspot, as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Bang & Olufsen Sound System is also available as an option.
Engine details — 2018 Ford F-150
The PowerStroke diesel unit is certainly the most noteworthy member of 2018 Ford F-150 engine lineup. The 3.0 L V6 diesel mill will be paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission and is claimed to have the best tow ratings among other F-150 trims.
No spec details have been announced. But since Powerstroke is a version of Lion diesel engine that Ford made for Rovers, it is safe to say that F-150 diesel will have similar power output with Range Rover’s 254 HP and 440-pound feet of torque.
If this is true, F-150 and its PowerStroke engine will be a capable rival to Ram 1500’s Eco-Diesel V6 that churns out 240 HP and 420-pound feet of torque.
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Besides the new diesel engine, other engines in the lineup will also be upgraded. First of all, the 3.5 L V6 engine in the previous model will be ditched and replaced by smaller 3.3 L V6 unit. The new engine will be accompanied by port and direct fuel injection; hence it will generate the similar number of power output (282 HP and 253-pound feet of torque) with the engine it replaces.
In addition to the new 3.3 L V6, 2.7 L EcoBoost V6, 5.0 L V8 and 3.5L Ecoboost V6 twin turbo engine will also join new F-150’s powertrain lineup. While the 3.3 L V6 unit will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, it is reported that the others will be paired to 10-speed automatic transmission.
2018 Ford F-150 Release Date and PRICE
The new 2018 Ford F-150 will hit the market this fall. But, the diesel mill version will not be available at launch. Buyers need to wait until summer 2018 to get their hands on the highly anticipated F-150 with the diesel engine.
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