The truck war in general has heated up in recent years, but so too has several individual battles within the war. Perhaps the most notable battle is with regards to which automaker has the highest torque rating in their heavy duty pickup truck. Well, as of today Ford takes the crown.
At the Texas State Fair the automaker finally disclosed specifications on its refreshed 2020 Super Duty lineup, including the fact the 6.7-liter diesel V-8 offers an impressive 475 horsepower and 1,050 pound-feet of torque. The engine has allowed Ford to enhance its towing ratings, with conventional towing of 24,200 pounds, fifth-wheel towing of 32,500 pounds, and gooseneck towing of up to 37,000 pounds.
Those thinking the 1,000+ torque rating is novel, think again. The Ram Heavy Duty with its 6.7-liter Cummins diesel generates 1,000 pound-feet on the dot as well, hence why Ford engineers opted to churn out an extra 50 pound-feet.
In addition to the beefy diesel numbers, Ford also confirmed the company’s new 7.3-liter gas V-8 will hammer out 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. Like the diesel, it too will be paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Base model 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty buyers will be greeted by the familiar 6.2-liter V-8, which offers 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque that flows through an older six-speed automatic. This engine combination is likely hanging around for fleet buyers.
2020 Super Duty buyers can also opt for an all-new Tremor package, which is Ford’s answer to the Ram 2500 Power Wagon.
The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty will begin rolling into dealerships before the end of 2019. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.