The Ford F-150 Diesel-Engine Version Is Off the Table
Ford was the second American manufacturer to offer a diesel engine under the hood of its half-ton truck. The F-150 was so equipped a few years after Ram did it with their 1500 and a year before GM did the same with its Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra models.
However, after only three short years, Ford is putting an end to the offering. Buyers can actually still order a Ford F-150 Diesel, but they’ll have to act fast. In the United States, orders stop being taken on Friday of this week.
The news that the F-150 is losing its diesel unit was first reported by the Ford Authority site, and then confirmed by The Drive. The raw numbers attached to the diesel-powered F-150 tell a story with a predictable ending: its 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque (with the 3.0L V6 Diesel) are not up to par.
In comparison, the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 gives the truck 400 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. It also costs less than the diesel, and it can tow heavier loads, 14,000 lb versus 12,100 lb for the diesel-powered engine.
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