Diesel engines may have suffered a setback in passenger cars over the past couple of years, but their torque and economy makes them perfect for pickups like the 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke Diesel. Ford’s plans to put a diesel under the hood of America’s best-selling vehicle were announced some time ago, but now we’re finding out just how frugal it can be. Here’s what you need to know.
This is no ordinary gas-burner
Ford’s drivetrain for the 2018 F-150 Power Stroke Diesel is fairly special. Under the hood is a 3.0-liter engine, combined with a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. It delivers a hefty 250 horsepower at 3,250 rpm and 440 lb-ft. of torque at 1,750 rpm.
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