The Ford F-150 diesel will be the most fuel efficient full-size pickup

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Ford has actually constructed countless F-Series trucks for many years, however never ever one like this.

The very first F-150 with a diesel motor is going to display rooms this spring, and must be the very first full-size pickup to break the 30 mpg barrier when it does. That’ s the EPA highway figure Ford has actually targeted, which would match the midsize Chevy Colorado diesel’ s ranking, however in a much bigger and more effective bundle.

The F-150’ s brand-new 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 has 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque and provides an optimum tow score of 11,400 pounds. That beats its closest competitor, the Ram 1500 Ecodiesel , by over a heap and puts it in the upper tier of all light task pickups.

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The diesel includes a 10-speed automated transmission and will be offered in a range of setups. Fleet purchasers can get it in XL and XLT work-focused trims, while retail clients can select from a choice of Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum SuperCrew designs with 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrains. It’ ll even be offered in F-150s fitted with the off-road FX4 plan, however a Raptor diesel is not in the offing. Sorry.

The 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel makes 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. (Ford)

Ford truck marketing supervisor Todd Eckert states he anticipates the diesel to make up about 5 percent of general F-150 retail sales. Clients who tow heavy loads over cross countries will see the most gain from the powertrain, inning accordance with Eckert, however its broad torque band might have a likewise broad appeal.

A particle filter and diesel exhaust fluid treatment system makes certain it fulfills the hardest emissions requirements. (Ford)

The diesel choice will cost $2,400 more than a 3.5-liter EcoBoost, and $4,000 more than a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 when the order books open in a couple of weeks.

Gary Gastelu is FoxNews.com’s Automotive Editor. Follow him on Twitter @garygastelu

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