The recent arrival of the all-new Ram and GM heavy-duty trucks is also followed with the refreshed Ford Super Duty Series. Ford tweaked the styling of the Super Duty models and added a few comfort features. The most attention garbed the powertrain upgrades although Ford hasn’t yet revealed the power and torque ratings as well as the payload and towing capability. However, the Blue Oval Brand introduced the new 7.3L gasoline engine and 10-speed automatic transmission while promised also the upgraded Power Stroke diesel. The new trailer assists technologies debuts on the refreshed Ford Super Duty as well.
The three-quarter-ton F-250 is at the begging of the Super Duty range and it will provide enough payload and towing capability for most buyers. For greater towing limits, a dually Ford F-350 and F-450 will get the job done. The new 7.3L V-8 will likely be the payload champ and the upgraded Power Stroke Diesel will provide the best towing capability. The 2020 Ford F-250 Diesel won’t offer the dual rear wheel setup but will meet the towing demands of most customers.
2020 Ford F-250 Diesel: Powertrains
Ford has been in the news recently with the introduction of the new 7.3-liter V-8 gasoline engine and new 10-speed automatic transmission. However, the torque war in the heavy-duty class is also in the focus. Ram presented recently the all-new, heavy-duty models and the high-output inline-6 Cummins generates 400 hp and massive torque of 1, 000 lb-ft. GM, on the other hand, has kept the turbodiesel V-8 at 910 lb-ft. Both Ford’s heavy-duty rivals improved also the towing and payload capability.
The 2020 Ford F-250 Diesel and larger Super Duty versions will get an upgraded 6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 engine combined with the new 10-speed automatic transmission. The engine comes with the improved fuel-injection system which should provide better-optimized combustion and reduced noise levels. Adding also to the performance of the oil mill will be a reworked turbocharger and strengthened internal parts. All should provide better power and torque ratings than the current 450 hp and torque of 935 lb-ft. Ford hasn’t said these important numbers of the upgraded turbodiesel engine and will likely use all time before the market launch to drain higher power and torque from the engine.
With the improved engine performance and new transmission system, the new Ford-250 should ensure better towing ratings which should move from the current 18, 600 pounds closer to 20, 000 pounds.
2020 Ford F-250 Diesel: Exterior, Interior
The aluminum-intensive Ford Super Duty benefits also from some visual upgrades for the new model year. The 2020 Ford F-250 Diesel and other versions get the refreshed grille, headlights and bumper design on model’s front side. The rear section has tweaked tailgate style combined with the new bumper and refreshed taillights.
The profile and body contours remain the same as well as the proportion of the truck. Ford will also offer new color options and wheel styles.
Inside the cabin, the changes are limited to premium material options in some trim versions. The upper-grade trims will get black coarse ash wood and Onyx Argento wood accents.
The truck will also come equipped with upscale comfort features in more expensive versions and will also exploit the latest tech and safety systems. The models will use Syun3 infotainment platform and provide 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot, premium sound system, smartphone compatibility and more.
The trucks will also employ a number of active safety systems. The driver will rely on lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring and automatic emergency braking. The list will also include a new Pro Trailer Backup Assist system which can work with different trailer styles and provides easier maneuverability in thigh areas.
2020 Ford F-250 Diesel: Release, Price
Ford will launch the refreshed Ford Super Series this fall. Closer to that, Ford will release details about the power, torque and towing ratings as well as the price. The model will be available in multiple cab styles and two cargo bed versions. The range of trim options will also provide different levels of the customization and both two- and four-wheel drive will be on offer.
Considering new features, refreshed styling and upgraded powertrains, the price should increase slightly.