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Rumormill: 2017 Ford Super Duty Diesel To Produce 1,000 Lb-Ft Of Torque

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The turbocharged, 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel found in the Ford Super Duty line of trucks might be getting a substantial bump in the power and torque departments, according to The Fast Lane Truck, with an inside source reportedly telling the outlet to expect nearly 500 horsepower and over 1,000 lb-ft of torque from the oil-burning V8.

The claim remains unconfirmed, for now, but such a hefty amount of power and torque would allow the diesel-propelled Ford Super Duty to match and surpass the Ram 3500HD and its 6.7-liter Cummins I6 diesel, which is rated at 385 horsepower and 900 lb-ft. What’s more, the rumored output figures don’t sound that farfetched, seeing as the 6.7L Power Stroke in the 2015-’16 Ford Super Duty is already most of the way there with 440 horsepower and 860 lb-ft.

The all-new, 2017 Ford Super Duty is set to launch this fall, with a base price as low as $33,730 for an F-250 XL with a Regular Cab configuration. The full-ton pickup will come loaded with a host of new features intended to make towing, hauling, and normal driving much more stress-free for owners.

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Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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