Ford recently announced that the horsepower and torque of the 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8 engine for 2015 has been increased. With this increase, the Ford F-Series Super Duty has once again started leading the class, with 440 hp and 860 pound-feet of torque, which is enough to allow the Ford F-450 Super Duty tow an impressive 31,200 pounds, which Ford is claiming to be class leading.
For a better comparison to the competition, the Ford F-350 is a better one to look at. Capped at a towing capacity of 26,500 pounds, the Ford F-350 is no slouch, but it’s going to take a lot more than that for the F-450 to have any issues.
The ability for the increased power is definitely the talk of the town, and it comes from the increased horsepower and torque in the 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8 engine, not to mention the new fuel injector tips, as well as updated computer controls. The upgrades to the engine aren’t the only thing the Ford F-Series Super Duty has seen. The F-450 is getting new wheels and tires, leaf springs, shocks, and stabilizer bars, not to mention an upgraded steering and brake system.