The all-new 2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty delivers best-in-class performance right where customers need it, with an available 1,200 lb-ft of torque, a maximum towing capacity of 40,000 pounds, and a maximum payload of 8,000 pounds. This high level of capability, combined with brilliant new confidence-inspiring technology, helps customers pull more and tow more* than any other heavy-duty pickup truck. On the contrary, a new set of cloud services increases productivity both in and out of the workplace.
“The all-new 2023 Super Duty is designed and built for American builders. Our job is to make our customers’ jobs easy, and this truck delivers on that commitment,” said Andrew Kernahan, chief engineer of the Super Duty program. “The combination of purpose-built construction, powerful engines, 10-speed transmission and new technology means our customers can operate, tow and transport the cars with absolute confidence.” The first news about the new Super Duty lineup was previously published by Torque News in this recent article. Torque News reveals the Ford Super Duty lineup.
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Tow hard, tow sure
Heavy-duty pickup owners use their trucks for towing, so the Super Duty offers the best maximum towing rating for all types of trailers: conventional (including sawhorses), fifth-wheel trailers, and gooseneck trailers. With a maximum towing capacity of 40,000 pounds, that’s half the combined weight of a semi-trailer and a fully loaded trailer.
- Best Maximum Available Gooseneck Towing 40,000 lbs with F-450 Pickup
- Best Maximum Gooseneck Available in the F-350/3500 Pickup Subsegment DRW at 38,000 lbs.
- Best Available 35,000 lb 5th Wheel Towing with F-450 DRW Pickup
- The best available maximum conventional towing capacity in its class is 30,000 lbs
- Best Maximum Available Conventional Towing in the F350/3500 Subsegment DRW 28,000 lbs
- Best Maximum Available Conventional Towing Subsegment F350/3500 SRW 25,000 lbs
- Best in the F-250/2500 pickup diesel sub-segment, the maximum available towing capacity with the F-250 offering is 23,000 lbs.
- Best Max Available 7.3L Gasoline V8 F-350 DRW Regular Tow 22,000 lbs
- Equipped with the high-performance Tremor Off-Road diesel and Power Stroke, the F-350 is rated for 23,000 pounds of gooseneck towing
- Best Max Towing for F-350/3500 gas Tremor Off-Road at 21,000 lbs
The Super Duty is also packed with innovations to improve towing confidence even in the toughest conditions. The available Pro Trailer Hitch Assist steers the truck to align the hitch ball to the receiver, the optional Smart Hitch helps customers distribute trailer weight properly, and the 360-degree Trailer Camera Package provides a bird’s-eye view of the truck, cargo box and trailer. . An available full-color head-up display helps keep track of the road and shows turn-by-turn trailer navigation that customizes your route to make towing easier.
Steep grades and heavy loads are easier with four engines, including an all-new 6.8-liter gas, an updated 7.3-liter gas V8, a 6.7-liter V8 Power Stroke diesel and a new high-performance 6.7-liter V8 Power diesel Stroke. – a leading 1,200 lb.-ft. of torque and 500 horsepower. Each engine is mated to a 10-speed transmission with standard 4×4 transmission on XLT and above.
- Engine6.8-liter V-8 gasHorsepower405A turning point445 lb-ft
- Engine7.3-liter V-8 gasHorsepower430 (best in class)A turning point485 lb-ft (best in class)
- Engine6.7-liter Power Stroke V-8 dieselHorsepower475A turning point1050 lb-ft
- strong>Powerful 6.7-liter V-8 diesel engineHorsepower500 (best in class)A turning point1200 lb-ft (best in class)
Huge payload and class-exclusive performance
The Super Duty pickup truck offers the best maximum payload available at 8,000 lbs**. Available on-board scales can measure a payload equivalent to up to 100 eighty-pound bags of cement. But the pickup’s commercial purpose is more than just hauling, it’s designed for performance with standard angled steps in the bed and rear bumper, and an accessible tailgate step that’s three inches lower than before.
Ease-of-use technologies are also back, like the industry-first available Tailgate View Camera and Tailgate Reverse Park Assist, along with the optional 2.0-kilowatt Pro Power Onboard to extend the Super Duty’s capabilities with five times more exportable capacity than anyone else in the segment.
The standard built-in 5G FordPass Connect modem provides Wi-Fi access for up to 10 devices at home or at work. The most connected F-Series Super Duty will get Ford’s Power-Up software update to make the car even better over time.
High-speed connectivity also enables important software and data tools like Ford Pro Telematics and the new Super Duty vehicle safety package. Together, these digital subscriptions and the growing ecosystem of Ford Pro™ software and services, such as VIIZR, a universal task management platform, can help SMBs manage downtime and productivity.
The 2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty is proudly assembled2 at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky and the Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio. Orders can be placed with dealers now, and deliveries are scheduled for early 2023. Pricing currently starts at $43,970 MSRP plus $1,795 destination and shipping. Learn more at = “https:/Ford.com”>Ford.com
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