Ford F-150 Spotted Testing Diesel Engine


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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