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Video: The 2017 Ford F-350 Power Stroke Is One Quick S.O.B. (For A Truck)

The 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8 available in the all-new, 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty is a heck of a powerplant, offering a best-in-class torque rating of 925 lb-ft with 440 horsepower.

To get a handle on just how much better the new mill is compared to the 6.2-liter Power Stroke of yesteryear, The Fast Lane Truck decided to do some 0-to-60-mph testing with a diesel-equipped 2017 Ford F-350 4×4 SuperCrew with dual rear wheels. They also tested a Chevrolet 3500 HD and a Ram 3500 HD, each with its respective diesel engine, all at an altitude of around one mile above sea level. (Engine power generally decreases as altitude increases, due to the lower atmospheric pressure;¬†all three trucks would almost certainly be quicker if tested closer to the ground.)

The results were pretty dramatic: the 2017 Ford F-350 is the quickest dually TFLTruck has ever tested at a mile above sea level, according to Andre Smirnov, managing an 8.02-second sprint to 60 mph despite the thin air. By contrast, the Chevrolet posted a 0-to-60 acceleration time of 8.74 seconds, while the Ram only managed a 10.19-second time.

To see the 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty make the jump to 60 mph from a standstill, be sure to watch the video above.

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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  1. Michael Fornetti

    You better have a very fat wallet for maintenance when these trucks come out of warrantee.
    They are hugely complicated.

  2. Martin Kalinowski

    I just purchased a 2022 Ford 350 dually diesel. I plan to get fifth wheel rv that was my reason for diesel. I now read how expensive maintenance will be after warranty and am wondering if diesel was wise choice. The gas engines seem to be improving and many gas motorhomes travel through mountains.


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