In January will be exactly fifteen years since the first produced model by the Ford Motor Company, named as Super Duty. However, this name exists long in the plant of the manufacturer, related to the 60 years of the last century. Then the heaviest version of Ford models (GVWR) has undergone a redesign and bring name F-950, respectively Super Duty model. When it comes to the model created in 1999, it was created as successor for Ford F-250/350 version which has been produced in the period between 1992 and 1997. And today, 2017 Ford Super Duty presents wide range of models (F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550) which are very popular.
2017 Ford Super Duty: Specs
All these version of 2017 Ford Super Duty will be offered in five trim levels. There are base XL, then XLT, Lariat, King Rich and Platinum. Main difference is related to the power and towing capacity, as primary characteristic. F-350 version characterizes towing capacity of maximum 21,600 pounds, while payload is 7,110 pounds. As for F-450, 24,400 pounds characterizes maximum tow and 4,920 pounds is related to the payload. As for dimension, wide range caused plenty variation. So, wheelbase is in range between 137 and 172.4 inches, length from 227.6 to 286.5 inches, width from 79.9 to 95.5 and height from 76 to 81 inches. This were caused by different cabs, and 2017 Ford Super Duty will include Regular, Super and Crew cab.
2017 Ford Super Duty: Engine
Line-up of available engines will consist of two gasoline and one diesel unit. First one is Boss SOHC model, 6.2-litre V8 gasoline engine. This 16-valve power unit will be capable to deliver up to 385 horsepower and maximum 405 lb-ft of torque. The second one gasoline, Triton SOHC V10 model of 6.8-litre will be in use, selectively. This 6.2-litre 30-valve engine with output of 362 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque will not be part of powertrain segment anymore, when it comes to Ford Super Duty F250 and F-350. It still will be in use for run F-450 and F-550 version, paired to the automatic 5-speed gearbox.
2017 Ford Super Duty: Diesel
The most interesting story in this domain is related to the diesel unit. Namely, till to 2010 this Power Stroke 6.7-litre 32-valve turbocharged diesel V8 was characterized 390 hp at 2,800 rpm and 735 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 rpm. Then Ford upgrades this power unit with output of 400 hp at 2,800 rpm and 800 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 rpm. It will be the case till next year, when this version of engine will be upgraded again, and 2017 Ford Super Duty Diesel will characterize maximum output of 440 hp at 2,800 rpm, as well as 860 lb-ft at 1,600 rpm. Main reason is caused by Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel unit, which was introduced to the main competitive models, Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 3500 HD.
2017 Ford Super Duty: Price and Release Date
Release date is still unknown, but new 2017 Ford Super Duty surely will not be available before end of 2016, the earliest. As for the price, expectation is that MSRP will be in the same range as for the current models, from $ 30,000 to $ 70,000.
2016 Ford Super Duty Fire
Testing of the new generation will not certainly be unnoticed in the public. And it is not for a commendable. Namely, in the Death Valley (USA), there was an explosion that can only be imagined in the movies. However, this was not a movie, than test of 2016 Ford Super Duty. Although no known specific cause of the fire, the model is completely burnt down for only three minutes, and then it exploded. For 21 minutes after this, of the tested version has the rest of only the aluminum and steel. The question is how reliable is use the lighter materials for these types of vehicles.