The Ford Super Duty is a very serious truck that is build for industrial and commercial application. The F-Series Super Duty has received an overhaul which included a totally new look inside and out. These trucks are not usually dependent on their looks when it comes to sales, because those who buy these trucks are usually looking for functionality over form. The F-Series Super Duty also picks up a new transmission and this improves the trucks capability to tow large payloads considerably. The auto industry has found itself in a torque war that Ford is out to win and this rejuvenated Super Duty is going to be a shoe in until something better comes along.
The F-Series Super Duty trucks come in 12 different models with different options packages. The base model Super Duty Starts at $28,020 and the F-450 King Ranch will cost over $60,000 when fully loaded. These trucks offer the top of the line in power, torque, hauling capability and raw horsepower. The larger models can be equipped with 6.7 liter V-8 Turbo diesel engines and this is where the real raw industrial work force find much of their fleet vehicles.
Engines: 6.2L V-8, 6.7L diesel V-8
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Models: F-250 XL, F-250 XLT, F-250 Lariat, F-250 King Ranch, F-350 XL, F-350 XLT, F-350 Lariat, F-350 King Ranch, F-450 XL, F-450 XLT, F-450 Lariat, F-450 King Ranch
The 2011 Ford Super Duty is an all-new model that features a completely redesigned exterior plus and an all-new Powerstroke diesel V-8 that Ford designed in-house and features 735 pound-feet of torque. The Super Duty's 6.2-liter gasoline V-8 is new as well and features an integrated exhaust brake. Both are mated to a new 6-speed automatic transmission.
With styling inspired by the Super Chief Concept seen in 2006, the 2011 Super Duty has the looks to go with its impressive capability. Upscale King Ranch models stand out thanks to their two tone paint jobs.
Super Duty upholstery choices consist of vinyl, cloth, and leather, with King Ranch models getting unique upholstery. Options include a navigation system, premium audio, and heated and cooled power front seats, and dual-zone climate control.
Performance & Handling
The SuperDuty's gasoline V-8 makes a solid 385 horsepower and 405 pound-feet, but its dwarfed by the 6.7-liter turbodiesel V-8 and its 390 horsepower and 735 pound-feet of torque. Max payload is 4,100 pounds for single rear wheel models, 6,520 pounds for duallys. Maximum towing capacity is 24,400 pounds when towing a fifth-wheel trailer, 16,000 pounds for conventional towing.
Dual front airbags are standard on the Super Duty, side and curtain airbags are optional. Traction and stability control are standard, as is trailer sway control, an integrated trailer brake controller, and hill descent control.
EPA Fuel Economy
- Endless capability
- Gobs of torque
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