Power Output Announced for 2016 Ford F-650, F-750 TrucksPosted in News on May 21, 2014 Comment (0)
To keep the line running at its Avon Lake, Ohio, plant, Ford is ending its collaboration with Navistar in building the F-650 and F-750 in Mexico and transitioning production to the former E-Series van plant. The big trucks got a styling makeover to increase their familiarity with the smaller Super Duty models and in addition to the new design, got new powerplants, dropping the familiar and popular Cummins ISB 6.7L I-6 in favor of Ford's in-house 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 diesel. When the initial release came out announcing the 2016 F-650 and F-750, we didn't have horsepower figures for the Class 6 and 7 trucks, but now we do.
The 6.7 Power Stroke is offered in three power levels for different economy and capability needs. Ford is claiming a best-in-class standard horsepower and torque rating of 270 hp and 675 lb-ft for the first power stage, with a 300 hp and 700 lb-ft intermediate rating, and a top power rating of 330 hp and 725 lb-ft of torque.
Although those numbers may pale next to the 440 hp and 860 lb-ft rating for the 2015 Super Duty models, durability and operational economy take precedence in the commercial market. For comparison, the F-650's rival and former platform-mate, International Durastar, has a 6.4L V-8 with an entry-level power output of 220 hp and 560 lb-ft. Ironically, a version of this engine was also used in the Ford Super Duty until the ‘11 model year, following the debut of the 6.7L "Scorpion" Power Stroke.