Ford Introduces A Raft Of Changes For 2015 F-Series SuperDutyFord F-Series Super Duty PowerStroke Diesel F-450 King Ranch
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
September 26, 2013
Ford is wanting to keep their dominance in the heavy duty pickup market and has announced a series of changes for its 2015 F-Series SuperDuty Pickups today at the Texas State Fair.
First up is a improved 6.7L PowerStroke Diesel V8. Ford added a larger turbochargers to deliver increased airflow. The larger turbos allowed Ford to simplify the engine layout by removing the wastegate system and redesigning the oil and cooling lines. Another bonus of larger turbos is improved exhaust braking performance. Along with the engine changes, the six-speed automatic gets a stronger torque converter.
Ford says these changes will make the improved 6.7L PowerStoke V8 "produce power beyond today's" engine. This just appears to be talk since Ford is keeping quiet on horsepower, torque, and fuel economy at this time.
Next up is the Ford F-450. The biggest and most capable truck in the SuperDuty lineup gets stronger for the 2015 model year. The F-450 will get a stronger frame, suspension, rear driveline U-joints, rear leaf springs, front and rear antiroll bars, shocks, and new commercial-grade 19.5-inch wheels. The F-450 also gets its own calibration for the 6.7L PowerStroke engine.
Wrapping up the 2015 F-Series Super Duty is updates to the King Ranch trim. The Running W" emblem that adorns King Ranch trucks - and the ranch that inspires them has gotten some attention. On the seat backs and center console, Ford has cut out and stitched the 'W' in a way to make it look branded. The interior gets a new "richer, lighter shade of Mesa leather", while the exterior sees a darker shade of Caribou paint for the wheel lips, bumpers and lower body.
William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at email@example.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.
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