2017 Ford F-150 Diesel Price and Release

Several spy photos have recently revealed that a diesel version of Ford’s best-selling pickup truck is currently under development. Namely, the 2017 Ford F-150 Diesel might even go on sale by the end of the year as a 2017 model. Thus far the famous pickup truck has been offered with a wide range of gasoline-powered V6 and V8 units, whereas the first ever diesel being prepared to join the lineup. Ford’s decision doesn’t actually come as a surprise since Ram has already done the same thing by introducing the 1500 EcoDiesel. The times when fuel economy was regarded as irrelevant by pickup truck buyers are long gone. While heavy-duty trucks were the first to adopt fuel-saving engines, the diesel units were regarded as unnecessary in the half-ton segment.

2017 Ford F-150 New Diesel Engine

According to the aforementioned spy images, the 2017 Ford F-150 Diesel will be powered by the same turbo-diesel engine used in the new Range Rover. This mighty 3.0-liter V6 currently produces 254 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque in the Range Rover SUV, which is more than you get from the Ram diesel. Rumor has it that this turbo-diesel unit is most likely to be paired with Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission. In that case, the upcoming F-150 Diesel could deliver up to 30 mpg on the highway, offering a higher towing capacity than the Ram EcoDiesel.

2017 Ford F-150 Diesel

2017 Ford F-150 Diesel Updates

Although the new generation of the Ford F-150 is still fresh on the market, the 2017 Ford F-150 Diesel is expected to receive several notable updates. Those include Ford’s new Sync 3 infotainment system that replaces the current MyFord Touch system. Compared to its predecessor, expect the Sync 3 system to be faster and more intuitive. The 2017 model will also be available with new 20-inch alloy wheels, as well as new Shadow Black and Lithium Gray exterior colors. Not only that, Ford will offer a new Special Edition Package with the XLT and Lariat trims.

As for the pricing details on the Ford F-150 Diesel, they have yet to be released by the automaker. However, we do know that its direct rival (Ram EcoDiesel) starts at nearly $40,000. Reliable sources suggest that the first diesel-powered F-150 could hit the dealerships in mid-2016.

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