We May Not Have the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel Specs, But We Know It'll Sound Good


The ruggedly-redesigned 2018 Ford F-150 looks good, you can tell that at a glance. In spring 2018, it will sound good, too. Finally, after only three decades of waiting, the F-150 is going diesel.

We don't have much to report on the new diesel powertrain option, except that it will be arriving in Morehead City at least three months behind the launch of the 2018 model-year F-150, which goes on sale this autumn.

It's a 3.0-liter Power StrokeĀ® Diesel, making it roughly the same size as the Ram 1500's 3.0-liter EcoDiesel. The Ram gets 420 pound-feet of torque, so we can't help but speculate Ford plans on matching or exceeding that number. Until official numbers are released, however, speculate is all we can do.

For a true diesel fan, the numbers don't matter much anyway. The Ford F-150 has been producing incredible torque and fuel efficiency with its EcoBoost engines (up to 510 pound-feet torque with the high-output version), but some drivers can't be satisfied with a turbo. The tell-tale clattering of a diesel engine sounds the way a truck should sound, and for many, that "truck feel" is something you can't beat with numbers.

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