The Ford F-Series Super Duty comes with four engine options, including an all-new standard 6.8-liter V8 gas engine and a new high-output 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8, and aims to provide the highest towing, payload, torque, and horsepower of any heavy-duty full-size truck. It is the first truck in the United States to include inbuilt 5G technology.
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A real contributor to the economy
The brand-new 2023 F-Series Super Duty range of pickup trucks and chassis cabs was unveiled by Ford. Every Super Duty has been completely redesigned from the inside out and is equipped with previously unheard-of levels of work capabilities, cutting-edge new technology, and a collection of cloud-based applications for increased efficiency.
The Ford Super Duty has a vital economic function in addition to being the instrument of choice for builders. With a market share of more than 50% in utility, mining, construction, and emergency response vehicles, Super Duty is also the favored option for vital sectors.
“From F-250 pickup to the F-600 utility truck, Super Duty is the badge America’s hardest-working men and women have come to trust to get the toughest jobs done. Super Duty customers are builders – the backbone of our communities and our economy. We poured every ounce of know-how and ingenuity we have into developing the truck of their dreams – smarter, more powerful, full of clever features and technology,” said Jim Farley, Ford president and CEO.
Ford F-Series Super Duty = get the job done
Super Duty’s strength and versatility make it special. The new Super Duty has the class’s widest selection of engines:
- More low-end torque is targeted in the new standard 6.8-liter V8 gas engine to facilitate smoother highway merging and starting on steep hills.
- With better air intake and calibration, the 7.3-liter V8 is aiming for the greatest gas horsepower and torque in the class.
- 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel engine can work for extended periods of time between oil changes
- A brand-new, high-output 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel engine tuned specifically to provide the highest levels of horsepower and torque in its class.
Every Ford F-Series Super Duty has a 10-speed TorqShift automatic gearbox that was created and manufactured by Ford, and every chassis cab model has a power take-off connection as standard equipment that may be used to power extra equipment like boom lifts and plows. Now, XLT versions and above come standard with four-wheel drive.
For customers that depend on body equipment and upfits, such as utility cranes or plows, to complete a task, the new Ford Pro Upfit Integration System (UIS) is a game changer.
This digital approach gives manufacturers of aftermarket equipment better access to the electrical system and signals of the Super Duty to enable seamless integration and operation of their gear into the truck’s digital displays. Equipment manufacturers may add digital buttons to their products so that drivers can operate their equipment from inside the truck by connecting the UIS with cloud-based software.
High degrees of customization and safety interlocks are also possible with this technology, such as the ability to stop the gearbox from going into drive when a boom lift is erected.
Pro Power Onboard, which offers more exportable power than any heavy-duty truck or chassis cab, is now accessible for Super Duty. A construction site or tailgate party may be powered by the 2.0-kilowatt output. Power outlets are available both within the truck and cargo box and may also be installed on chassis cabs using a specialized kit.
Towing made easy and safe
“Our goal was to leave drivers with zero blind spots, even when towing the longest trailers. Camera views provide every angle, from simulating a drone to making sure customers can see behind the truck even when the tailgate is down. Hitching and towing has never been easier,” said Andrew Kernahan, Ford Super Duty chief engineer.
A whopping 96% of heavy-duty pickup truck owners tow with their vehicles, and Ford Super Duty’s targeted best-in-class payload and towing for each kind of trailer assures that consumers can haul with confidence.
The following new driver assistance technologies are now available and are intended to make towing easier and more secure:
- Onboard scales with Smart Hitch that calculates the weight of the cargo in real-time and displays information on the distribution of the tongue weight of the trailer on the central touchscreen, in the FordPass app, or in the taillamps.
- A 360-degree trailer camera system offers a birds-eye perspective of the trailer to facilitate handling in confined situations and nearly eliminate blind spots.
- Blind Spot Information System for Fifth Wheel & Gooseneck that may be mounted to a trailer to assist in identifying when cars are close to a trailer and informing the driver of this in the side view mirrors.
- Industry-First Available Tailgate Down Camera and Tailgate Down Reverse Sensing System makes backing up to a dock or attaching a gooseneck or fifth-wheel trailer to a trailer simpler than ever.
- Pro Trailer Hitch Assist moves the vehicle into reverse automatically and positions the traditional hitch ball in relation to the trailer receiver.
- In order to prevent possible problems with low bridges and tight corners, trailer navigation maps routes that can be safely traversed with the specified trailer dimensions and weight.
Additionally, there is new safety and security technology available that extends beyond camera angles:
- Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering automatically brakes and accelerates to a preset speed and helps keep the truck in its lane.
- Trailer Theft Alert will send an alert via the FordPass app should anyone attempt to disconnect the trailer when the truck is locked.
- Vehicle Security, available with a Ford Pro Telematics subscription, uses sensors to monitor impact and towing events and sends alerts even when the vehicle is off.
- Fleet Start Inhibit allows Ford Pro customers to schedule timeframes for when the vehicle can be started to improve confidence around fleet operations.
- Forward/Reverse Sensing System helps drivers by showing objects immediately in front of the vehicle and warns when objects are near the front or rear of the vehicle.
- Front and Rear Brake Assist help prevent low-speed collisions to help automatically protect against hitting objects that may otherwise be hard to see.
- Full-color head-up display helps keep eyes on the road by showing information right in the driver’s line of sight that changes with driving mode.
The first with 5G connectivity
The 2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty is the country’s first truck with inbuilt 5G technology. With greater quality than 4G, AT&T’s high-performance 5G network may enable speedier navigation, mapping, and music downloads.
The Qualcomm Technologies 5G modem for the Ford Super Duty can also act as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 10 devices, keeping employees and families connected while they are out and about. It also supports Ford Power-Up software upgrades while driving, which help the truck become better over time.
With Ford Pro, a dedicated company focused on increasing uptime, boosting productivity, and reducing costs for commercial clients with a package of connected vehicles, software, services, and finance, the all-new Super Duty pushes connection to the limit.
Rugged outside, comfy inside
Seven new grilles on the whole redesigned façade have been designed to enhance cooling efficiency while supporting large loads. Signature “C-clamp” lighting gives the front end a broad, planted appearance, and all trim levels now come with LED headlights. Long side vents serve their purpose by lowering the air pressure beneath the hood for better aerodynamics.
New STX, Sport, and Black Appearance Packages provide trim, wheel, and color options for a little extra flair for customers seeking to make a statement. With the new XL Off-Road Package, tough 33-inch tires, a higher air dam, water-fording axle vent tubes, skid plates, and an electronic locking rear differential are all added to F-250 or F-350 vehicles with 4×4 single rear wheels.
The Tremor Off-Road Package consists of a front-end lift, a specially tuned suspension, a Dana front axle with a limited-slip differential and axle vent tubes, 35-inch Goodyear tires, distinctive 18-inch wheels, Trail Control, selectable drive modes, including rock-crawl mode, and Trail Turn Assist, which is brand-new for this year.
Inside, get comfortable and enjoy the “amenities”:
- 8-inch center display that comes standard on the XL model; and a 12-inch display standard with higher trim levels,
- Customizable 12-inch digital instrument cluster,
- Four USB power ports and an available wireless charging pad,
- Center console slot that holds a tablet upright to make using it easier when parked,
- Max Recline Seats that fold almost horizontally and lift the seat bottom up for a nearly flat surface to maximize comfort during downtime,
- 640-watt, eight-speaker B&O Sound System or an optional 1,080-watt, 18-speaker B&O Unleashed Sound System by Bang & Olufsen for a fully-immersive audio experience,
- Alexa Built-in hands-free experience with complimentary connectivity to Alexa for up to three years.
The Ford F-Series Super Duty price range starts at $43,970 MSRP, with deliveries being planned for the start of 2023.