Is Ford Planning a Diesel F-150?

An oil-burning V6 is a likely possibility for 2018.

Ford has been busy priding itself not only on its all-new and aluminum rich F-150 pickup truck, but also for its acclaimed lineup of EcoBoost engines. These downsized turbo engines have received excellent reviews across the board and are also selling extremely well. The new 2015 F-150 even sports an also-new 2.7-liter turbo V6 that’ll produce somewhere between 290-300 horsepower. Amazingly enough, Ford is already preparing for the truck’s first facelift, due in 2018.

At that time, Ford will add an all-new diesel V6 to the engine lineup. The Truth About Cars is claiming this diesel, codenamed "Lion," will be a 3.0-liter unit. In addition, Ford is also at work on a new 10-speed automatic transmission, which will also likely be offered in the next-generation Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. TTAC is also reporting that the upcoming new Super Duty trucks won’t be constructed of aluminum, like the F-150, for unknown reasons, and will continue with steal construction. If this diesel rumor turns out to be true, then Ram Trucks will no longer be able to claim they’re the only ones to offer a V6 diesel in a full-size pickup.

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