Ford has installed its 500,000th 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel engine, which went into a new 2014 Ford Super Duty F-350 Lariat pickup truck.
“This is a significant milestone for an engine that was introduced just a few years ago,” said Doug Scott, Ford Truck group marketing manager. “Demand for the engine has outpaced our expectations; our customers love the combination of performance, towing capability, and fuel economy.”
The 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 diesel engine delivers 400 hp at 2,800 rpm and 800 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600 rpm, along with class-leading fuel economy while adding more fueling flexibility and easily meeting stringent emissions requirements. The 6.7-liter diesel enables up to 24,700 pounds towing capability for F-450 pickup and up to 26,600 pounds for F-550 chassis cab.
According to Ford, benefits of the 6.7L Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel engine include:
- Compacted graphite iron engine. Stronger than cast iron, the block structure is optimized for reduced weight and maximum strength to meet the demands of higher horsepower and torque.
- Advanced inboard exhaust and outboard intake architecture – an automotive-industry first for a modern production pickup truck diesel engine – reduces overall exhaust system volume, which leads to better throttle and turbo response for the customer; additionally, reduced exhaust system surface area minimizes heat transfer to the engine compartment and improves noise, vibration and harshness performance.
- Engine architecture enables easier service work for all major engine components, potentially reducing downtime.
- Turbocharger is uniquely center-mounted on a pedestal low in the back of the valley for improved NVH control.
- High-pressure fuel system injects fuel at more than 29,000 psi. The system delivers up to five injection events per cylinder per cycle, using eight-hole piezo injectors to spray fuel into the piston bowl. The direct-injection system is calibrated and phased for optimum power, fuel efficiency, and NVH performance.
- Aluminum cylinder heads for reduced weight; the mid-deck construction with dual water jackets provides increased strength and optimal cooling; six-head bolts, instead of four as found on other engines, help improve sealing and maintain cylinder integrity.
- Compatible up to B-20 biodiesel, allowing greener fueling options of up to 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel.
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