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Ford Shows 2017 Super Duty Trucks in L.A.

November 24, 2015, by Paul Clinton - Also by this author

Photo of 2017 Ford Super Duty F-450 Platinum by Thi Dao.
Photo of 2017 Ford Super Duty F-450 Platinum by Thi Dao.

Ford gave an early glimpse of its redesigned 2017 Super Duty pickup at the Los Angeles Auto Show, by showing a white F-450 Platinum dual-rear-wheel pickup and F-350 King Ranch.

Ford has provided some details about its next-generation Super Duty lineup, which will follow the 2015 model year F-150 by incorporating significantly more aluminum to lessen the weight.

Ford brought two trucks, including the F-450 that's powered by a 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 diesel engine. The truck also features 19.5-inch wheels, a fully boxed high-strength steel frame and military-grade aluminum allow body. Aluminum body panels should reduce weight by about 350 pounds.

"It’s our top-of-the line tow rig," said Mike Levine, Ford's truck communications manager. "It’s the toughest, smartest, most capable Super Duty ever."

Ford also brought a 2017 F-350 King Ranch crew cab 4x4 single-rear-wheel pickup that offers Ford's "Texas-inspired luxury package that pays tribute to the pioneering spirit, stwearship, and agricultural leadership of the historic King Ranch," Levine said.

Photo of 2017 Ford Super Duty F-350 King Ranch by Amy Hercher.
Photo of 2017 Ford Super Duty F-350 King Ranch by Amy Hercher.

Ford plans to reveal additional details about the capabilities of the trucks for towing, payload, and engine performance closer to their launch in the fall of 2016.

In addition to the diesel engine, Ford will offer a 6.2L V-8 gasoline engine on the F-250 pickup equipped with Ford's TorqShift-G transmission. The Super Duty chassis-cab lineup includes a choice of 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 Diesel, 6.8L V-10 gasoline or 6.2L V-8 gasoline engines.

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  1. 1. Dominique [ November 24, 2015 @ 11:40PM ]

    Really awesome article. Really excited for the 2017 Super Duty. Here's a really cool video of the 2015 F-150 Platinum

    https://youtu.be/uCXzSHEekJ0

  2. 2. Nathan [ November 26, 2015 @ 03:31PM ]

    Wow! Thankyou Ford for keeping these trucks tough as nails. Looks awesome, but more importantly you have kept the Dana super sixty solid straight axle front that chebby boys can only wish they had.

 

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