If you have a F-150 Power Stroke Diesel then you might want to keep it in the family for awhile. It may just end up being a truck that collectors would pay top dollar for one day, just look at the classic FORD Bronco MAMMOUTH, some are going for more than $230,000.
FORD no doubt made FORD fans happy when they released a Power Stroke Diesel version of the F-150 pickup truck in 2018. However, just three years in the making FORD released an announcement that they will no longer be manufacturing this line of FORD pickup trucks.
The announcement to cancel the FORD F150 Power Stroke Diesel options comes shortly after FORD revealed the making of the all new electric 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning and Lightning Pro work truck. FORD didn't make the decision based on the F-150 Diesel model, but it was because of the electrified F150 PowerBoost hybrid.
"For customers who need maximum towing torque, we now offer the F-150 PowerBoost as the ideal combination of capability, power and fuel efficiency, which wasn’t available when Power Stroke was introduced," said Ford spokesperson Dawn McKenzie.
It is sad to see the diesel version of this truck go, but on the other hand there is a versions much more better. The 3.0-liter V6 diesel's 250 horsepower with it's 440 pound-feet of torque, with up to 7.2 kilowatts of electric power for tools and devices gets out performed by FORDs turbocharged gasoline options as far as towing capacity. If hauling is what you do with your #FORD Truck, then you might want to take a look at these other FORD truck options.
The 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6 will max out at 400 hp and 510 lb.-ft. of torque sitting stock. The Ecoboost V6 also can carry a heavier load, 14,000 pounds versus the F-150 Powerstoke Diesel which can only haul 12,100 pounds.
The 3.5-liter Powerboost V6 hybrid can crank out 430 hp and 570 lb.-ft. of torque and can haul a max 12,700 pounds.
FORD may be done with diesel half-ton pickup trucks, but their competitors aren't. General Motors still offers the 3.0-liter turbodiesel inline-6 for both the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500, and Dodge sticks to it with their Ram 1500 that packs a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 among several powertrain options.
The very first hearing and report of the F-150 losing its power stoke diesel option was first reported by Ford Authority.
The deadline to order this truck based on FORD Authority article is on Friday July 16, 2021 and after that date you'll no longer be able to purchase this truck new.
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This article was first on Gear Head on July 14, 2021.