Major Engine Upgrades in Store for 2020 Ford Super Duty

While modern full-size "light-duty" pickups—like the legendary Ford F-150—are well-equipped to handle every day truck jobs in Kissimmee and Winter Haven, a special breed of truck is required for those immense towing and hauling tasks. With their fortified chassis and frames, upgraded suspensions, and mammoth engine options under the hood, Ford Super Duty trucks excel when the when the job is truly Bunyanesque.

Up to the 2019 model year, F-250 and F-350 offered two potent powerplants. Standard power came from a 6.2-liter SOHC 2-Valve Flex Fuel V-8 rated at 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque; while the upgrade came from a 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V-8 Turbo Diesel, with big horsepower (450) and even bigger torque (935 pound-feet).

These are impressive numbers, but Ford is nothing if not innovative and progressive. The upcoming 2020 Super Duty features two enhancements to the powertrain lineup. Standard power still comes from the 6.2-liter V-8, but now there's another gasoline option. The all-new 7.3-liter V-8 comes paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and churns out best-in-class gas horsepower (430) and torque (474 pound-feet.

The 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel is still the power leader, but with slight tuning upgrades, it makes even more power than before: increasing horsepower to 450 and pushing torque into quadruple digit territory (1,050 pound-feet)!

Exact towing and payload numbers aren't known yet, but you can bet they'll be even more impressive than before. 2020 Super Duty models are expected to launch sometime this fall, so keep checking back for updates. And, when they do arrive, be sure to come visit Weikert Ford to get a closer look. We're happy to set you up with a test drive.

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