The big pick-up north american have traditionally had gasoline engines. In recent times manufacturers have been interested in diesel engines, disproportionate displacements and figures of power and torque, to achieve a fuel economy superior to that of the engines up to 10 cylinders of gas. The current Ford F-150 offers only petrol engines in its range, but according to sources Autoblog, the blue oval are working in implementing a diesel engine in which is the best selling car in the united States.
has been a test unit of the Ford F-150 with the exhaust modified and a sound “peculiar” to a diesel engine in the vicinity of the Ford factory in Deadborn (Michigan). That is a clear indicator that the americans want to put a diesel engine pick-up, to compete with other models like the Nissan Titan XD, which soon hit the market with its diesel engine V8 5.0-liter. Ford does not bet for such a big engine, and is that according to the sources that are handled could have motor Land Rover.
Ford could use the same diesel engine inline five-cylinder and 3.2-liter that the brand already offers in the van Ford Transit, but according to sources Autoblog, the americans will resort in this case to Jaguar Land Rover, which years ago was a subsidiary of the brand, to its sale in 2008 to Tata Motors.
The Ford F-150 diesel could make use of the engine Td6 that the brand marketed in the united States in models such as Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. This is a motor V6 3.0-litre that in the british models delivery 254 HP of power and 600 Nm of torque bikes.
Now is not the best time to launch in the united States a pick-up diesel, therefore the north american is a market that is very sensitive to fuel prices and being now the cheap petrol, the interest for this type of vehicle decreases. Throw a Ford F-150 diesel might make more sense to launch a model such as the Ford Ranger (smaller) with a diesel engine if you gave an average consumption attractive, that would help the aluminum construction that gives the Ford model advantage over its rivals.
however, this are all rumors, and when asked, the Ford spokesman Mike Levine has said that they do not speculate about new products and while the diesel is a solution, not the solution. For Levine engines, EcoBoost is the ideal way to get benefits and a low consumption, as shown by the fact that 60& of the clientele of the Ford F-150 is drawn by these motors.
Source – Autoblog
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