All-New 2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty Has Class-Leading Power Figures And 40,000-Pound Towing Capacity

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Ford's new Super Duty made its debut in late September. At the time, Ford announced the new standard 6.8-liter V8, a high-output Power Stroke turbocharged diesel engine, a 10-speed automatic transmission for the entire range, and a host of new towing technology. To the relief of many, it also announced that its Super Duty series wouldn't be electrified anytime soon.

Ford also claimed class-leading towing, payload, and power, though it failed to provide figures. It was probably just a warm-up act because we now have all the figures mentioned above.

The new standard 6.8-liter V8 produces 405 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque. These are obviously not class-leading figures, as the standard 6.6-liter V8 in the Silverado HD and Ram 2500/3500 produces 401 hp and 464 lb-ft of torque. Ram's standard 6.4 V8 produces 410 hp and 429 lb-ft.

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To get the best-in-class gas engine, you'll need to opt for the upgraded 7.3 liter V8, which now produces 430 hp and 483 lb-ft (475 lb-ft in the 2022 Super Duty models.)

Even though Ford made minor upgrades to the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel, the output figures remain the same at 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. This particular engine is already competitive against its main rivals. GM's Duramax turbocharged diesel produces 445 hp and 910 lb-ft of torque. Ram's 6.7-liter turbocharged inline-six diesel provides 370 hp and 850 lb-ft in the 2500 and 420 hp and 1,075 lb-ft in the 3500.

Of course, the big news from Ford's side is the High-Output (HO) 6.7-liter Power Stroke. It produces 500 horses and 1,200 lb-ft of torque, easily beating all of its rivals.

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Ford also claims a best-in-class payload rating of 8,000 pounds. You need an F-350 dual rear wheel (DRW) Regular Cab 4X2 in XL trim with a gas engine and the Heavy-Duty Payload Package to get this payload.

As for towing, Ford again claims the best figures for all towing methods, including conventional, fifth-wheel, and gooseneck trailers. The best available gooseneck towing figure is 40,000 lbs with an F-450 equipped with the HO diesel and the Max Tow Package. With a DRW, the F-450 can manage 35,000 lbs using fifth-wheel towing. The F-350 can tow a maximum of 38,000 lbs with a DRW configuration.

When it comes to conventional towing, Ford claims 30,000 lbs. It only applies to an F-450 crew cab with the 6.7 HO diesel. This drops to 28,000 lbs with DRW and applies to the F-350 with 4x4 Crew Cab with the HO diesel. An F-350 Crew Cab SRW with the HO diesel can tow 25,000 lbs in the single rear wheel segment.

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The F-250 Super Duty can tow up to 23,000 lbs, while the maximum towing for the 7.3 V8 DRW using conventional towing is 22,000 lbs.

As mentioned in our earlier report, the Super Duty is available with the Tremor Off-Road Package. An F-350 Tremor Off-Road equipped with the Power Stroke high-output diesel is rated at 23,000 pounds towing a gooseneck, while a gas F-350 with the Tremor Package can tow 21,000 lbs.

Orders can be placed with dealers beginning today, with deliveries planned for early 2023. Pricing currently starts at $43,970 MSRP, plus $1,795 for destination and delivery.

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