Ford F-150 Spotted Testing Diesel Engine

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

A new set of spy photos have arrived, showing off a Ford F-150 testing with a diesel engine.

Snapped around the brand’s Dearborn headquarters, the truck features a Venturi exhaust tip, a trait typical of diesel engines. Plus, the photographer claims to have heard the tell-tale diesel rumble.

Rumor has it that the truck is using a new 3.0-liter V6 Turbodiesel that is related to the 3.0-liter unit that is coming in the new Range Rover diesel, a remnant of the two companies being tied together in the past. In the Range Rover, the motor produces 254 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque.

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Under the hood of the F-150, the motor will likely be mated to the brand’s new 10-speed automatic transmission.

“We do not speculate about future products. While diesel is a solution, it is not the solution,” Mike Levine, Ford trucks communication manager told Autoblog. “EcoBoost offers the ideal combination of performance and fuel economy that over 60 percent of F-150 customers are choosing.”

The diesel F-150 is rumored to show up sometime in late 2016, while a hybrid model is also said to be on the docket for the pickup truck and will be released in 2020.

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Stephen Elmer
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Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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  • MikeinDenver MikeinDenver on Jan 07, 2016

    EcoBoost offers the ideal combination of performance and fuel economy that over 60 percent of F-150 customers are choosing. Stop drinking the koolaid man!

  • Cortar el cesped Cortar el cesped on Jan 07, 2016

    just friggin make the diesel and the hybrid/elec diesel version already and quit wasting money... diesels last much longer than gas engines if maintained. when an engine is properly deployed such as a diesel over a gasser, it could preclude the gasser out of the market entirely...leaving nothing but dependable diesel f150's from now into the future.