Is the truck in this video one of them?
The video, submitted to website Autoweek by a reader, shows a current-generation Ford F-150 with a rough hack job on the rear bumper to accommodate a pair of rearward-pointing exhaust outlets. Every spied F-150 diesel that we’ve seen up to this point has had just a single, side-exit exhaust, and one recorded on video back in January of this year even had that unmistakable diesel knock.
The alleged F-150 diesel in this video, however, is quite a bit harder to hear. For that reason, we can’t rule out other possibilities: that it’s testing a new exhaust system for an existing engine or playing host to a future Ford Ranger powerplant are two alternatives proposed by Autoweek.
We ought to know better in the coming months. A trusted source has told us that the future Ford F-150 diesel will be powered by a twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter unit, and consulting firm AutoPacific believes that it come paired with the new Ford-GM 10-speed automatic transmission bound for duty in the new Raptor and 2017 F-150 with 3.5-liter EcoBoost.