Ford has announced the 2015 F-Series Super Duty will have best-in-class horsepower, torque and towing capacity.

Ford has announced the 2015 F-Series Super Duty will have best-in-class horsepower, torque and towing capacity.

The class-leading capabilities are due in part to a second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel engine that features a larger turbocharger, an improved exhaust system and new injector tips. Thanks to these modifications, the engine develops 440 bhp (328 kW) and 860 lb-ft (1164 Nm) of torque - an increase of 40 bhp (29 kW) and 60 lb-ft (81 Nm).

The F-350's maximum towing capacity has also been increased to 26,500 pounds (12,020 kg) while the F-450's capacity climbs to 31,200 pounds (14,152 kg). The latter is an increase of 6,500 pounds (2,948 kg) and is the result of several key changes including new rear leaf springs, beefier stabilizer bars, upgraded shocks and a stronger steering system. The model also gains larger brakes and a retuned antilock braking system that promises to deliver better performance.

According to Ford Truck group marketing manager Doug Scott, "We’re the only manufacturer that develops and builds our own powertrains in this class and when you combine that with a chassis that’s purpose-built for best-in-class power and torque, you can feel the result in the way it drives, especially when towing big loads.” He went on to say “Our chassis people work in unison with our powertrain people to develop more than a great truck, it’s a machine engineered for work."

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2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty gains more power and capability