Ford equips F-Series with all-new 7.3-liter V8

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Ford has equipped its F-Series with an all-new 7.3-liter V8 gasoline engine. Thanks to the eight-cylinder unit, the Super Duty pickup promises to deliver 435ps at 5,500rpm and 644Nm of torque at 4,000rpm.

“The 7.3-liter is designed for maximum durability in the harshest environments given that our customers live and work in these conditions every day,” said Joel Beltramo, Ford manager for gasoline V8 engines. “This engine has the largest displacement in its class and is designed to provide benefits in key areas like power, durability, ease of maintenance, and total operating costs.”

Ford’s latest eight-cylinder features an overhead valve architecture that generates power low in the rev range. It also features a variable-displacement oil pump, extra-large main bearings, forged steel crankshaft for durability, and piston cooling jets to help manage temperatures under heavy load.

The all-new 7.3-liter will be available first in Super Duty F-250 and F-350 pickup models. It joins the 6.2-liter V8 engine in the Super Duty line-up, along with the upgraded third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8.

The 7.3-liter gasoline engine is paired with the all-new Ford-designed and Ford-built 10-speed, heavy-duty TorqShift automatic transmission on all models except F-650 and F-750, which retains the heavy-duty 6-speed.

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