All New F-150 Diesel Truck

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For the first time ever, Bill Colwell Ford is introducing the brand new 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel truck on the lot. This is the first Ford F-150 diesel model, and Bill Colwell finally has one in stock and more on the way! Consumers have been asking Ford for a half-ton diesel for a while after the first ever half-ton diesel truck, the Ram 1500, was released back in 2014. After announcing the truck at the 2017 auto show in Detroit people were anxious to learn more, but Ford took their time and wanted to make sure this truck did not disappoint. The F-150’s 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine was adapted from the engine Ford built in Europe for Jaguar Land Rover. With 250-horsepower and 440-foot pounds of torque, this truck was built for towing. It is estimated at hauling 2,020 pounds or towing 11,400 pounds. In addition, it is also the first truck to hit 30 mpg. Projected at 20-22 mpg in the city and 25-30 on the highway, Ford’s new half-ton diesel is 2-6 mpg better than any other F-150.

What is a half-ton truck?

This classification of trucks and some SUVs refers to the payload capacity. Payload capacity is how much total weight the vehicle can carry, including passengers and cargo. Being that a ton is generally known as 2,000 pounds, the table below shows that a half-ton truck is capable of carrying up to 1,000 pounds. This means that the truck can carry up to a total of 1000 pounds of cargo and passengers in the cab and bed.

 

 

Models

Payload Capacity or Max. Weight

Half Ton

Ford F-150

Ram 1500

Chevy Silverado 1500

1,000 lbs

Three-Quarter Ton

Ford F-250

Ram 2500

Chevy Silverado 2500

1,500 lbs

One-Ton

Ford F-350

Ram 3500

Chevy Silverado 3500

2,000 lbs


More reasons to love the new F-150 design

If you aren’t convinced already, there is even more to love about this this truck. It is only 40 pounds heavier than the gas-powered F-150. It comes equipped with a compacted graphite iron engine block which allows for a lighter, stronger, and more compact engine. Additionally, new insulating socks were designed for this truck to cover the common-rail fuel injectors to reduce noise. When sitting in the cab, you can barely even hear the engine running, compared to other diesel fueled vehicles that tend to be considerably loud. Aero efficiency is boosted by having automatic radiator shutters that open automatically when hauling in high temperatures. Lastly, but certainly not the least, the   F-150 Power Stroke comes in Lariat or higher trim levels only.

To check out our current inventory, visit www.billcolwellford.com.

 

Additional Sources:

http://autoweek.com/article/car-reviews/2018-ford-f-150-power-stroke-diesel-first-drive-tow-machine

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/2018-ford-f-150-revealed-with-diesel-power-news

https://www.cars.com/articles/what-does-half-ton-three-quarter-ton-one-ton-mean-when-talking-about-trucks-1420690417808/

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/2018-ford-f-150-diesel-full-details-news

https://jalopnik.com/why-the-2018-ford-f-150-diesel-2wd-gets-30-mpg-and-the-1825384321

 

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