Power Stroke Diesel V-8 engine
5-speed automatic transmission and 6.0-liter Power Stroke
5-speed automatic transmission
Power Stroke Diesel V-8 engine and TorqShift automatic transmission
Power Stroke Diesel V-8 engine
Mich., May 28, 2002 – Ford Motor Company today announced
it will introduce an all-new 6.0-liter V-8 diesel engine and a
heavy-duty 5-speed automatic transmission beginning in early 2003
for its F-Series Super Duty pickup and Ford Excursion sport-utility
vehicle. The new, more powerful, cleaner 6.0-liter Power Stroke®
Diesel and new 5-speed TorqShift® automatic transmission will
combine to make a best-in-class 325 horsepower at 3,300 rpm and
550 foot-pounds of torque at 2,000 rpm.
new diesel will offer up to 10 percent better fuel economy and
20 percent lower emissions. The new diesel also has reduced noise
levels and has improved speech intelligibility while driving by
more than 20 percent.
customers are demanding more power, better NVH and increased fuel
economy,” said Dave Szczupak, vice president, Powertrain Operations,
Ford Motor Company. “By combining best-in-class power, towing
capability, fuel economy and more refinement, we are delivering
the package our customers want.”
Fotsch, president of International Engine Group, an operating
company of Navistar International Corporation and manufacturer
of the new Power Stroke Diesel added: “This is a real step forward
in diesel technology for our truck customers. We continue to improve
performance while at the same time improving fuel economy and
meeting clean-air goals.”
Power Stroke Diesel: 32-valve V-8 diesel
The new 6.0-liter Power Stroke V-8 engine is a direct injection,
32-valve diesel with an all-new cast-iron block and cylinder heads.
The engine employs a single, block-mounted camshaft in a compact
over-head valve (OHV) design, with hydraulic-valve lash adjustment.
This proven configuration provides a low-friction and durable
valvetrain system and is ideal for engines with a normal operating
range of less than 4,000 rpm. This design provides maintenance-free
longevity, quiet operation and optimized performance over the
life of the engine.
shown in concept form at the North American International Auto
Show in January, as the engine powering Ford's Mighty F-350 Concept
Truck, the new 6.0-liter Power Stroke Diesel incorporates a number
of diesel engine innovations, including:
Variable Response Turbocharging (EVRT™): A system
that helps ensure exceptional turbo boost over a wide range
of engine revolutions for impressive grade climbing capability,
high-altitude performance and towing capability. EVRT employs
a set of vanes that automatically adjust to optimize the airflow
within the turbo.
Mode: The new powertrain features a “tow-haul mode” that,
once activated, can help increase a driver’s feeling of control
when towing large loads up and down steep grades and automatically
minimizes shifts and maximizes available torque. Upon descent,
the tow-haul mode utilizes engine braking to help extend brake-life
and improve driver control.
Rail Fuel Injection: Fuel injectors are actuated by a high-pressure
hydraulic rail system that generates injection pressures up
to 26,000 psi. The high-pressure fuel is quickly atomized as
it is released into the combustion chamber, generating a clean
and efficient combustion event.
Injection: By delivering small quantities of fuel into the
combustion chamber prior to the main injection event, the combustion
process is both smoother and quieter.
Recirculation (EGR): Cooled exhaust gases are re-circulated
back into the combustion chamber, lowering the burning temperature
of the combustion event and, as a result, reducing oxides of
of Maintenance: The oil filter is located on top of the
engine, so it can be easily removed. An innovatively designed
oil cartridge, similar in concept to a printer cartridge, keeps
oil self-contained during a filter change and the engine free
of dripping oil during routine maintenance.
“The Power Stroke Diesel is the best-selling engine, gas or diesel,
in this segment,” said Tim Stoehr, Ford Division Super Duty marketing
manager. “Two out of every three F-Series Super Duty trucks we build
have a Power Stroke engine. Ford has been offering diesel engines
since 1982 and has been the dominant player in the segment. We expect
the new 6.0-liter will be very well received, not only by our own
customers, but by competitive customers as well.”
proven diesel powertrain – the current F-Series Super Duty 7.3-liter
Power Stroke Diesel – also has been improved five times since
its introduction in 1994. Beginning this January, Ford began offering
a new best-in-class torque Power Stroke 525, which delivers 525
foot-pounds of torque at just 1,600 rpm on automatic transmission-equipped
Super Duty models. The updated powertrain, which includes noise
reductions, is rated at 250 horsepower. The 7.3-liter Power Stroke
Diesel also is offered as an available engine in Ford E-Series
cargo and passenger vans.
over-8,500 pound pickup truck customers use their trucks for a
variety of purposes,” said Charlie Freese, chief diesel engineer,
Ford Motor Company. “Whether it is for commercial use or for towing
horse trailers, boats or custom cars, we want our customers to
have enough power and low-end torque to get the job done.
F-Series Super Duty with a Power Stroke Diesel is a well-proven
combination: 98.9 percent of all trucks with Power Stroke Diesel
engines built since 1994 are still on the road,” Freese added.
The new 6.0-liter Power Stroke Diesel will be built later this
year at Navistar's Indianapolis Engine Plant for high-volume F-Series
Super Duty trucks and at its new plant in Huntsville, Ala. for
other applications. The 5-speed TorqShift automatic will be built
at Ford’s Sharonville (Ohio) Transmission Plant.
new powertrain will be available on mid-2003 model year F-Series
Super Duty and Excursion models.