Arriving only a year after the whole new generation of Ford’s medium-duty lineup made its debut, the 2017 Ford F-650 is expected to bring only minor alterations. The F-650 truck has been around virtually unchanged since 2003 and the time has finally come for a complete overhaul. The list of changes that arrived with the brand new generation includes a new chassis, a new diesel engine, as well as a bevy of visual upgrades. Also, the redesigned medium-duty line of commercial trucks is the first ever to be built from scratch by the Ford Motor Company. In any case, the latest iteration of this mighty truck brings substantial upgrades in all of the segments.
When it comes to the price tags, the 2017 Ford F-650 is not expected to stray far from the outgoing model. The gasoline-powered models currently start at around $56,000, while the versions fitted with the Power Stroke diesel engine cost around $70,000. The upcoming F-650 will be built at the Ohio Assembly Plant.
2017 Ford F-650 Powertrains
Of course, the most anticipated change coming with the new F-650 is the 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbo-diesel V8 available with three power settings. Apart from the entry level version generating 270 horsepower and 675 pound-feet of torque, the range includes variants that churn out 300 hp and 700 lb-ft as well 330 hp and 725 lb-ft of twist. Those who opt for gasoline powertrains will be able to go for the 6.8-liter Triton V10 that makes 362 horsepower and 457 lb-ft of torque. All powertrains will come paired with a 6-speed TorqShift HD automatic transmission and two-wheel drive. Compared to the previous generation, expect the new F-650 to offer notably improved towing and hauling capacities.
2017 Ford F-650 Design
As far as the exterior styling is concerned, the 2017 Ford F-650 shares much of the sheet metal with Ford’s smaller trucks. The features that set it apart from its predecessor come in the form of a new sloping hood and restyled headlights. Although the truck is built on a cab structure identical to the one that underpins the F-250, the medium-duty lineup uses a considerably larger ladder frame accompanied by huge wheels. The latest generation benefits also from the all-new chassis and longer spring leafs that give it enhanced handling abilities and improved efficiency. The F-650 will once again be offered in three cab styles, including Regular Cab, Super Cab and Crew Cab.