Ford abandons F-150 diesel due to low demand


The era of mainstream diesel pickups is coming to an end as the Ford F-150 ditches its 3.0-liter PowerStroke V6 unit.

The news of the termination of the production of the F-150 pickup with a diesel engine was first announced by the press secretary of the concern. He announced that the diesel version will be phased out on Friday, July 16.

Diesel fuel is being phased out due to low demand. This is not too surprising, since it was an expensive option costing up to $ 4995 or from 371 thousand rubles in some variants. The unit squeezed out a modest 250 hp.

That’s significantly less than the Silverado’s 3.0-liter inline-6 ​​turbo diesel, which generates 277bhp. and 623 Nm of torque. The engine was also surpassed by the Ram’s 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine, which produces 260 hp. and 651 Nm.

Fuel economy was a bit mixed, with all-wheel drive options returning 11.76 L / 100 km, 8.71 L / 100 km on the highway and 10.23 L / 100 km combined. That’s not overly impressive compared to the hybrid 3.5-liter PowerBoost V6, which delivers 9.8 L / 10 km in city, 9.8 L / km on highway and 9.8 L / km when combined with all-wheel drive. The latter transmission is also more powerful as it has a total output of 430 hp. and 773 Nm of torque.

While rivals to the F-150 continue to offer diesel power, the model isn’t the only one to ditch this option in recent years. Specifically, Nissan ditched the 5.0-liter Cummins V8 turbo diesel engine in the 2020 Titan XD.

Read also that the classic Ford Mustang received a powerful Mercedes-AMG engine.