Ford has debuted the latest versions of its F-650 and F-750 medium duty trucks. The updated trucks, which will go on sale this summer, boast a quieter version of the Ford-designed 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel engine among other cosmetic and usability enhancements.
The Power Stroke V8 is now available with 280 horsepower and 675 lb-ft of torque, 300 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque or 330 horsepower with 725 lb-ft of torque. Ford says all versions of the updated diesel are 25 percent quieter inside the cabin at 60 mph than in the previous F-650/F-750, while idle noise levels are improved by over 45 percent. Improvements made in the combustion system and structural integrity of the iron block, along with mounting the single turbocharger within the block, accounted for much of the noise, vibration and harshness improvements. Ford’s gasoline V10 engine with 320 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque also returns for the new trucks.
Updated versions of the F-650 and F-750 are available in Regular Cab, SuperCab and Crew Cab styles. Customers will also have a choice of a straight-frame, a dock-height frame and an all-new dedicated tractor model for heavy towing applications. A new mesh grille is also present which helps improve airflow to the updated diesel V8 or gas V10 for additional cooling. Sleeker wheel arches, aerodynamic headlamps more reminiscent of those on the 2015 F-150 and new F-650/F-750 badges round out the cosmetic updates to the work trucks.
“Our all-new F-650/F-750 medium-duty trucks are purpose-built to give our hardworking vocational customers maximum capability,” John Ruppert, general manager of Ford Commercial Vehicle Sales and Marketing, said in a statement. “While the truck is able to work harder, we also made life inside the cab easier. Lowering in-cab and exterior noise levels improves driver comfort and minimizes disturbances while idling at work sites.”