The 2012 Ford F-Series Super Duty launched with best-in-class performance and capability, and a continuous stream of improvements for 2012 keeps this heavy-duty pickup at the head of the pack. The 2012 Ford F-Series Super Duty is built at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville.
2012 Ford F-Series will be available to the company's gasoline-sipping 6.8-liter V10. Three-valve, single-overhead camshaft-V10 rated at 362-horsepower at 4,750 rpm and 457 lb.-ft. of torque at 3250 rpm. According to Ford, gross vehicle weight ratings for Class 6 and Class 7 medium-duty trucks equipped with a V10 petrol units will range from 20 500 to 30,000 pounds.
"No other manufacturer offers this kind of variety of options and solutions for truck customers," said Len Deluca, director of Ford Commercial Truck Sales and Marketing. "The availability of gas engines in medium-duty segment will be welcome news for many businesses and municipalities.
V10 engine will be connected to the transmission of the same heavy-duty six-speed automatic used on the 6.7 liter TorqShift Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel engine is the new 2011 Ford F power-Series Super Duty trucks.
As an option, the company will offer buyers the same alternative fuel engine package that will be available this fall on a super duty truck F-450 and F-550 cab chassis that uses 6.8-liter V10. Factory-installed option conversion allows the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane (LPG, or liquefied petroleum gas).
Responding to customer demand, F-150 EcoBoost now has a driving range of 756 miles between fill-ups. That long-distance highway cruising range is designed to save F-150 drivers time by reducing stops for fuel.
'We know the majority of our customers use their F-150s daily for work or play. It's an essential tool that enhances their productivity,' said Doug Scott, Ford Truck Group Marketing manager. 'Reducing downtime for fuel stops can help them do their jobs more efficiently or get more out of their leisure time.'
The 2012 F-150 EcoBoost 4x4, for example, can be driven nonstop from Atlanta to Detroit or from Houston to El Paso on a single tank of gas. It can go from Sierra, Calif., to Ram Lake, Ore., wîth 355 miles to spare. With only one fill-up along the way, the 2012 F-150 EcoBoost can be driven from Silverado, Calif., to Tundra, Texas, at a distance of 1,496 miles.
The larger gas tank enables the 2012 F-150 EcoBoost to easily go farther on a tank of fuel than competitive full-sized V6 pickups.
For instance, the V6 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4x4 has a 26-gallon tank and an 18 mpg EPA highway rating for a total driving range of 468 miles per tank – 288 miles fewer than the F-150. The Toyota Tundra V6 4x2 pickup will run out of gas after just 528 highway miles.
The F-150's 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, which debuted earlier this year, has quickly become the industry's top-selling V6 engine in full-sized pickups. The F-150 EcoBoost outsells all competitive V6 full-sized trucks – Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Toyota Tundra and Dodge Ram – combined.
Since April, the F-150 EcoBoost has accounted for more than 40 percent of all F-150 sales. The EcoBoost engine, which can tow an industry-leading 11,300 pounds, is a $750 upgrade over the 5.0-liter V8.
'The F-150's 365-horsepower, 420 lb.-ft. of torque EcoBoost engine already delivers best-in-class towing,' said Scott. 'Now, the 36-gallon fuel tank gives Ford truck customers an unbeatable combination of capability and driving range.'
The F-Series was the best-selling truck in America for the 34th year in a row and the best-selling vehicle – car or truck – for the 29th year in a row.
Demand for the fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine in the F-150 has increased each month since launch. One in four Ford F-150 pickups sold in March was powered by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost™ V6. In April, EcoBoost F-150 sales ran at about 37 percent. In the F-150, the EcoBoost engine wîth its 365 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque provides best-in-class towing capability of 11,300 pounds combined wîth up to 20 percent fuel economy savings. Source - Ford