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Ford’s F150 Gets A Long Awaited Diesel Engine Option

Ford was kind to the 2017 Detroit Auto Show with all of the vehicles they brought being great examples of their lineups. One of the most attention grabbing Fords at the show was the best selling F150 which came with several fresh features. A front end redesign pulled some attention but the real excitement is under the hood.

Five Engine Options For 2017

The new base motor that comes in the F150, a 3.3L V6 giving 282 horsepower and 253 pound feet of torque. This replaces the outgoing 3.5L and comes attached to a 6 speed auto transmission. Following this is a 2.7L EcoBoost as well as a 3.5L EcoBoost six.

Those three are carrying forward from the last model year with 10 speed automatic transmissions attached. Finally, the big news option is the 3L turbodiesel V6 that brings a long awaited fuel option to the truck. While the others are available from day one, the diesel is scheduled to arrive in mid 2018.

Exterior Updates

Variety is the name of the game when it comes to the options that can be chosen for the exterior. There are a total of seven new grille choices from chrome and mesh to body color. The wheel options range from 17 to 22 inches and come with six different designs.

LED running lights come with a double c clamp design while the headlight cluster ties into the grille shape. Everything on the front end seems to have opened up to offer a larger overall front fascia. The tailgate can carry any of three appliques from Limited and Platinum to King Rance models. While these choices feel like so much more, there are still just as many combinations as there have ever.

New Tech and Safety Features

Infotainment has been upgraded to reflect the most modern choices available in vehicles. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are ready to work with the B&O Play audio system’s premium quality. The F150 also offers internet connectivity through a 4G LTE connection for passengers.

Adaptive cruise control comes in with the functionality for complete stop and go reliability. The full size pickup now features pedestrian detection as well as pre-collision assists.

As the reworked F150 goes on sale in just a few months, there are still no finalized starting prices. Even Ford’s latest press release and Detroit Auto Show presence made no mention of the costs. Since the diesel option is still much further out, details may still change before it becomes available.

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James Murrell
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