A Turbo Diesel Equipped Ford F-150 is on its way

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  1. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    [​IMG] The Land Rover's 3.0L V6 turbo-diesel possibly mated to a 10 speed AT...

    [​IMG]Joseph Capparella – Car and Driver – Sept. 2016

    Given our recent drive in the Land Rover Sport with the Td6, this will instantly become the most fuel efficient pickup in America... -- Ed.

    This is the top-selling vehicle in America and it’ll be getting a bit of a facelift next year to keep things fresh... Expect new taillights, different wheel designs, and some minor interior tweaks as well...

    The big news is the addition of a new diesel V-6 engine to go up against the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, which is the only half-ton pickup that currently offers a compression-ignition option... There’s also a clear shot of the engine, which is the same 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 engine used in Land Rover Td6 models (the engine was a joint project between Ford and PSA Peugeot Citroën).

    Somewhat complicated lineage aside, the diesel V-6 should put up some impressive torque numbers—it makes about 440 lb-ft in its various Range Rover applications—along with strong highway fuel economy. If it wants to take the full-size-pickup fuel-economy crown from the Ram, it’ll have to beat the 29 mpg offered by the special HFE model, which comes with some aerodynamic optimization features such as a tonneau cover to eke out extra mpg in EPA testing (the standard Ram EcoDiesel can achieve up to 28 mpg—still impressive)... Read More
     
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  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Mike:

    That 254 hp and 443 lb ft of torque Td6 3.0L in the Range Rover was indeed a bit more efficient than the 3.0L EcoDiesel in the Jeep GC. This could really move the bar in Ford's favor if they mate it up to the 8-speed with a reasonable 3.31 through 3.55 rear end.

    #Fingerscrossed although their 3.0L Turbo Diesel evals have been going on for quite some time with no definitive results yet.

    Wayne
     

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