Ford Super Duty Reviews
Ford, America's truck leader, launched the 2015 F-Series Super-duty line at 2013 State Fair of TX, having a secondgeneration 6.7liter Power Stroke(registered company) V8 turbo-diesel engine; increased towing capacities; and a refreshed, TX-inspired King Ranch version.
"Super Duty diesel customers will profit from improved functionality and features backed by excellent Assembled Ford Tough durability."
Because the 6.7liter Power Stroke V8 turbo-diesel debuted in 2011, Ford engineers have listened to clients and continued to analyze each element of the motor to produce improved functionality.
Ford is the only heavyduty pick-up truck manufacturer that designs and builds its diesel-engine and transmission combination, ensuring the power-train works seamlessly with vehicle calibrations and all chassis parts - from theory to execution. This strategy also allows Ford engineers to enhance the automobile's performance over the whole lineup.
A crucial Ford innovation to the first 6.7liter Power Stroke V8 turbo-diesel was its alleged inverse-flow layout. The advanced layout places the exhaust within the engine's V-contour while the air-intake is placed in the outside of the V. This section-exclusive design naturally enhances many different characteristics:
Shorter airflow in the exhaust system for the turbocharger sitting between the engine's cylinder banks enhances turbo responsiveness - crucial to providing torque immediately to truck customers once they need it most
Ford engineers built on the numerous advantages of the layout because the Power Stroke was upgraded by them. One development is a bigger GT37 turbocharger that replaces the preceding GT32 version, enabling more air flow to the engine to create more electricity beyond today's 400 hp and 800 lb.ft. of torque.
Essential parts of the new GT37 turbocharger
The controls along with the wastegate are removed, since the turbo functions at lower peak pressures compared to the GT32.
"The original designers of the present Power Stroke V8 diesel forecasted demands for higher-output. This facilitated the bigger turbocharger, increasing air flow and generating more energy," said David Ives, Energy Stroke technical professional. "We have significantly enhanced efficiency while reducing overall motor complexity by concentrating to the turbo program."
An additional advantage of the turbo is enhanced engine exhaust braking, manually-controlled by means of a switch to the dash.
Turbo changes drove developments to the fuel delivery setup, particularly a brand new highpressure fuel pump and fuel injectors. The pump's cam stroke is increased to provide more gas when desired for increased energy. Allnew injector ideas better atomize the fuel, leading to improved combustion that allows lower sound, vibration and harshness. Other benefits include cleaner emissions along with a decrease in the accumulation of fuel deposits in the valves with time.
Additionally, a fresh exhaust temperature sensor allows more precise fuel management, which enhances both driveability and durability - particularly when towing - and assists the client generate the Power Stroke diesel to the optimum ability.
Despite the fact that the fuel system provides extra fuel as-needed to supply more energy, other performance improvements ensure 2015 Ford F-Series Super-duty pick-up customers find similar functionality to today's best-in-type fuel economy.
More improvements to Ford Power Stroke diesel contain:
Forddesigned and -engineered 6R140 TorqShift(registered company) sixspeed transmission utilizes a brand new torque converter to handle increased hp and torque
New polymer coating on main bearings for enhanced wear-and-tear durability and reduced friction
Enhanced crankshaft fillet style - the transition stage between the crankshaft's journals - to raise crankshaft power carrying ability
Improved crankshaft damper weight to lessen rotating forces to the crankshaft once the engine is performing at peak-power levels
New fivelayer head gasket to handle broader variety of engine fire pressures caused by stronger engine functionality
Piston assembly updates to raise loadbearing ability
New fourlayer exhaust manifold gasket for enhanced durability
2015 Ford F-450 updates
Modifications for 2015 include a strengthened framework, suspension, new commercialgrade 19.5inch wheels and tires, and core function parts distributed to F-Series Super-duty chassis cab models.
Specific actions were taken by the Super Duty engineering team to reinforce key F - 450 parts to improve towing ability, including, just like the nextgeneration Power Stroke engine displays adjustments that improve power while maintaining durability:
Upgraded back driveline U-joints
Improved fifthwheel and goose-neck trailer capacity
Bigger brakes distributed to Super-duty chassis cab versions, including parking brake, wheel brakes and new anti-lock brake calibration
F-450-special Power Stroke diesel-engine calibration
King Ranch expresses bona fide, hardy luxury
The reinvigorated upgrade for the 2015 Ford F-Series Super-duty King Ranch variation is inspired by the area where American ranching came to be.
"The 2015 Ford Super-duty King Ranch seamlessly combines aspects of Texasinspired luxurious and Ford ability."
"Similarly, we needed that manufacturer to determine the brand new Super-duty King Ranch."
The Working W - the manufacturer applied to cows raised in the ranch - offers a focus for the inside, about the brand new Super-duty King Ranch. It's cut-out and stitched to make centre console and the seat backs seem to have been branded.
A lighter, richer color of Mesa leather trims the centre console lid, seats, armrests and controls.
Exterior upgrades contain the brand new, darker Caribou paint for that wheel-lip moldings, bumpers and lower-body. The Working W provides emphasis to the wheel caps too.
Watch the 2015 Ford F-450 6.7L Diesel Super Duty Debut at the State Fair of Texas
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