2015 Super Duty Receives Honors

2015 Super DutyAt Planet Ford in Humble (also serving Kingwood, Atascocita, and greater Houston), we are excited about the new 2015 Ford Super Duty. Even more so now with the news that the Ford F-Series Super Duty will deliver best in class horse power, torque and towing capacity.

That’s right. Ford reports the second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbo diesel boosts horsepower to a class-leading 440 horsepower and torque to a class-leading 860 lb.-ft. for all models. The Ford F-350 will be available with a maximum towing package that increases fifth-wheel/gooseneck trailer towing capacity to 26,500 pounds. It raises the gross combined weight rating to an impressive 35,000 pounds.

F-Series Decade of GrowthSo, what is in store for the Ford F-450?  The chassis upgrades raise its maximum gooseneck trailer towing capacity to class-leading 31,200 pounds, fifth wheel towing capacity to class-leading 26,500 pounds and a gross combined weight rating to an awesome  class-leading 40,000 pounds.

These improved ratings are a result  of designing and engineering the truck as an integrated system.  The new approach allowed Ford engineers to optimize performance across the entire lineup.

According to Robert Fascetti, Ford vice president power train engineering, “The 6.7-liter Power Stroke was already a stout engine. The improvements we’ve made essentially give Super Duty customers an engine designed for our larger F-650 and F-750 trucks.” He says, may may not realize how “built Ford tough” their engine really is.

Some of the main innovations on the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel include its compacted graphite iron engine block and reverse-flow layout. This segment-exclusive design has the exhaust inside the engine’s V-shape, while the air intake is positioned on the outside resulting in a variety of advancements.

Other enhancements include a larger turbocharger for faster air displacement which results what all truck owners want — more power. The engine block is compacted graphite iron. It is stronger yet lighter than traditional cast iron. It is also more wear-resistant and has enhanced sealing properties.

New injector tips spray a finer mist of fuel into the cylinders which allows for a more complete burn and it also aids in reducing noise, vibration and harshness. Other benefits to tout are lower emissions and less fuel deposit buildup on the intake valves over time.

That’s just the beginning. Make sure to stay tuned to our blog for more Ford truck news and savings. We’ll make sure to let you know when the new Super Duty will be rolling into showrooms. If you’re in the market for a New Ford truck now, new Ford car or Ford SUV, take the drive on Hwy. 59 to the Planet Ford sign. Our award-winning team is here to help you save everyday! Shop online anytime at www.PlanetFord59.com.

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