PREVIEW: 2016 updated Ford F-650, F-750 series

Michael James

Ford has announced its 2016 F-650/F-750 medium-duty truck lineup with a 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel. It will feature three engine power ratings, including best-in-class standard diesel horsepower and torque, and no vocational limits on top ratings.

The three diesel power levels available for the 2016 Ford F-650/F-750 are: 270 horsepower/675 lb.-ft. torque (best-in-class standard); 300 horsepower /700 lb.-ft. torque; 330 horsepower/725 lb.-ft. torque.

The 2016 F-650/F-750 features a bold look inside and out. Offered in Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab styles and in straight frame, dock height and a new dedicated tractor model for heavy towing applications.

The turbo diesel engine is paired with commercial-grade six-speed Ford TorqShift HD automatic transmission optimized for medium-duty vocations.

The second generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel builds upon the success of the diesel engine found in the F-Series Super Duty lineup. The F-650/F-750 6.7-liter Power Stroke and commercial-grade six-speed TorqShift® HD automatic transmission have been developed and tested for medium-duty applications. The powertrain offers an unsurpassed five-year/250,000-mile limited warranty.

2016 Ford Truck
Ford has announced its 2016 F-650/F-750 medium-duty truck lineup.

Ford is the only medium-duty truck manufacturer that designs and builds its own diesel engine and transmission combination – ensuring the powertrain will work seamlessly with all chassis components and vehicle calibrations. This approach enables Ford engineers to optimize vehicle performance across the entire lineup and further refine the powertrain to the specific needs of the customer.

Key innovations on the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel are its compacted graphite iron engine block that enhances durability and helps reduce noise, vibration and harshness. The reverse-flow layout places the exhaust inside the engine’s V-shape, while the air intake is positioned on the outside of the V. This segment-exclusive design naturally improves a variety of attributes.

Shorter airflow from the exhaust system to the turbocharger sitting between the engine’s cylinder banks improves turbo responsiveness – key to providing torque quickly to truck customers when they need it most. Positioning the turbo inside the engine’s valley helps isolate the engine’s hottest temperatures, aiding performance and efficiency while also reducing noise, vibration and harshness for improved driver comfort.

During testing, the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel endured the equivalent of 500,000-plus miles on an engine dynamometer, replicating the duty cycle of the harshest-use customer.

In addition to its Power Stroke diesel, Ford remains the segment-exclusive automaker to offer a gasoline-powered engine for a medium duty truck. The 330 horsepower, 440 pounds-feet of torque 6.8-liter V10 is now available for both F-650 and F-750 models with the TorqShiff HD six-speed automatic transmission. The 6.8-liter V10 can be factory-prepped for converting to compressed natural gas or liquid propane gas as cost-effective alternatives to gasoline.

The Ford F-650/F-750 anchors Ford’s Commercial Truck lineup – the best-selling U.S. line of commercial trucks for 29 years. The versatile offerings include: the Class 1 Ford Transit Connect cargo van to a Class 7 Ford F-750 tractor rig.

Every truck and van in the Ford Commercial Truck lineup will be all-new or significantly refreshed in the next 18 months.

The new medium-duty truck lineup will be available in spring 2015. Prices have not been announced.


Article Last Updated: May 30, 2014.

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