Ford has introduced a 2011 MY F-Series Super Duty range. It comes with new more powerful and efficient powertrains as well as interior comforts belying its big truck status.

Ford's F-Series has been the best-selling range in its segment for the 32 years running. No wonder then Ford went all out for the 2011 model year. The big F-Series Super Duty now features a new 6.7-litre PowerStroke turbocharged diesel V8 with extra power and torque. It's said to meet the stringent 2010 US emissions requirements.

"Developing the new 6.7-litre Power Stroke V-8 turbocharged diesel engine was an awesome endeavour," said Adam Gryglak, lead 6.7-litre diesel engineering manager. "After all the engineering and testing, we're confident this engine will ensure the new Super Duty continues its leadership in capability, reliability and productivity."

A second V8 is on the offering but is powered by petrol/ gasoline. E85 can also be used to fill up on this one. Ford claims class-leading economy on the engine but no figures have been released. An all-new TorqShift 6-speed automatic transmission which can help place low-down torque on the ground quite early is installed. It also has a manual-shift function.

As much as this is a heavy duty truck, everyday comfort cannot be compromised. To take care of that Ford insisted on such things as Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, tyre pressure monitors and optional airbags. There's also a 4.2-inch LCD screen that shows certain information to the driver.


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