Ford finally confirms power and torque details for its new 7.3-liter V8.
Ford unveiled the new 2020 F-Series Super Duty back in February with refreshed styling, new tech, and an all-new 7.3-liter V8 gasoline engine. At the time, Ford kept the powertrain details a closely guarded secret, but now the Blue Oval automaker has confirmed the gasoline V8 offers best-in-class power and torque rated at 430 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 475 ft-lb at 4,000 rpm, surpassing the new Ram, Chevrolet Silverado, and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks.
"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 gas 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 new 7.3-liter V8 features an overhead valve architecture that generates power low in the rev range, along with 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 unit will be available first in Super Duty F-250 and F-350 pickup models, which are also offered with a 6.2-liter V8 gas engine and an upgraded 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8. While we finally now know the 7.3-liter V8’s power output and torque details, Ford says the Super Duty towing and payload ratings, as well as power numbers for the 6.7-liter diesel will be announced later this year. The 7.3-liter V8 is paired with Ford’s new 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift automatic transmission on all models except F-650 and F-750, which retain the heavy-duty 6-speed.
As standard, the F-450 chassis cab, F-550, the new F-600, F-650 and F-750 Medium Duty trucks, and F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis models will get a less powerful version of the 7.3-liter V8 that produces 350 horsepower at 3,900 rpm and 468 lb-ft of torque at 3,900 rpm. The upgraded E-Series will also feature the 7.3-liter V8. In addition, an optional calibration to help customers reduce their fuel consumption will also be offered, but more information will be released at a later date.