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Old 01-08-2018, 09:06 AM
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3.0L PowerStroke V6 TD / 10spd Auto
250HP / 440 lb-ft @ 1,750 RPM

Estimated 30MPG Highway
Max Towing: 11,400 lbs
Max Payload: 2,030 lbs

Consumer Availability: Lariat, KR, Plat only
Fleet Availability: XL, XLT

Ordering starts mid January for Mid-Spring delivery.

Interesting to me how they broke apart the ordering with different trims - I donít understand the logic behind not allowing a consumer get the diesel
in a lower trim level if they are making them anyway.

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More power than the original 7.3 Power Stroke.
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I think by offering it at higher trim levels and on fleet vehicles first, it'll help with EPA numbers for total brand by keeping their overall fuel consumption numbers down and also not directly compete with their other engines available, namely the ecoboost engines which are regarded as the staple engines for their F150's.
Maybe after the first full year and evaluating the numbers at year end, they'll roll out more trim levels available with the diesel.
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Probably because most guys who will pay the premium price for the diesel will also pay extra for higher trims. Most people who get XLs are looking for economical trucks. The diesel is not that.
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Hmmm, on a Lariet, if I get a SCAB instead of SCREW, it would wash out the price premium for the diesel. I really have never bought the first year model of anything, but it sounds like they have done their testing. It would tow my 2000 lb trailer without flinching, plus my buddy’s 21ft Grady white without a problem.
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Meh....For the first year they won't be offering any deals maybe even ADMs like the Raptor add to that the $4K option cost You can buy a lot of gas for that.

I'm going to guess you can get Superduty Powerstroke for $1K to $2K more after rebates.

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Meh....For the first year they won't be offering any deals maybe even ADMs like the Raptor add to that the $4K option cost You can buy a lot of gas for that.

I'm going to guess you can get Superduty Powerstroke for $1K to $2K more after rebates.

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This is exactly what I was thinking. If you want a diesel truck for working you could get a XL super duty power stroke for less or a XLT for a little more. And although torque is important so is horse power. Torque gets you going but horsepower keeps you moving. Thatís why older 7.3 super duties can still pull some serious weight but they are slooowww. A 6.2 gasser super Duty can pull the same weight and compared to the old 7.3 has rocket acceleration. So why get this engine over the 3.5EB?
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Do you think for 2019, it would be available on any trim for consumers?
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They're claiming 30MPG highway, and a sticker cost increase of $2,400 to $4K. At that price level, it might actually make sense for someone that does a LOT of highway miles, assuming the maintenance costs aren't ludicrous.
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The video said $4k on top of the 2.7ecoboost, which was $795 when I bought mine. Maintenance WILL be higher. TFL did a long term review of the Colorado/ canyon diesel and it was like 3 or 4 times the gas was for maintenance. Diesel is around $0.30 more per gallon around me. 75 Less hp than my 2.7 and only 65 more ft lbs of torque. It doesn't make sense financially or for towing. They already tested the 2.7 against the ecodiesel with similar power specs as the Ford diesel and it was 45 seconds behind the 2.7 towing a 7000 lb trailer uphill for 3 miles.

Who wants a truck that's slower, more expensive to buy, more expensive to own, and requires DEF?
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