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Oil burning Ford F150's punch revealed


Less than a year after debuting at the North American International Auto Show, Ford has finally divulged details of its new diesel powered F150.

Joining Fiat-Chrysler owned Ram as the sole producers of oil burning full-size pick-ups in the United States, the 3.0-litre Powerstroke V6 produces 186 kW and 597 Nm of torque, up six kilowatts and 27 Nm on the Ram's similarly sized EcoDiesel, and can tow up to five tons with a claimed payload of 916 kg.

As with lesser F150 models, the diesel is connected to a 10-speed automatic gearbox co-developed with General Motors, but tweaked to improve torque delivery and fuel efficiency. It's introduction brings the F150's range of engines to five, which consists of a normally aspirated 3.3-litre V6, a 2.7-litre EcoBoost V6, the familiar 3.5-litre EcoBoost in two states of tune and a normally aspirated 5.0-litre V8.

Available in a choice of three trim levels; Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum, the Powerstroke will offered in either SuperCrew or SuperCab body styles, two-or four-wheel drive and two load box lengths; 5.5 foot (1.67 m) and 6.5 foot (1.98 m).

No pricing has yet been revealed and as with the current F150, production of the Powerstroke will be a left-hand drive cars only affair.

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