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2020 Ford Super Duty F-600 Will Only Be Available With 7.3L Gasoline V8, No Diesel (Yet)

Just last week, Ford Authority learned that the 2020 Ford Super Duty F-600 was scheduled to go into production on August 17th, 2020 at the Ford Ohio Assembly Plant after order banks opened back on March 2th, 2020. At that time, we noted that the new commercial truck would come equipped with Ford’s 7.3L Godzilla V8, but Ford originally stated that the F-600 would also be available with the 6.7L Power Stroke turbo-diesel.

However, it now appears that this isn’t the case, as Ford Authority has learned that only the gasoline motor will be offered for the 2020 model year. The diesel will become available for the 2021 model year. The reason or reasons behind this change are unknown, but we do know that a diesel F-600 isn’t happening for the 2020 model year.

The Godzilla V8 that will be used in the F-600 will be the “Premium tune” version, which means it makes 350 horsepower at 3,900 rpm and 468 pound-feet of torque at 3,900 rpm. The less powerful “Economy tune” produces 50 less horsepower and 43 pound-feet less torque (300 and 425, respectively) and is geared toward commercial customers who value fuel efficiency over outright power, as Ford Authority was the first to report.

The F-600 is also equipped with a 10-speed TorqShift automatic transmission with available live drive power takeoff that provides up to a class-leading 300 pound-feet of torque.

The Super Duty F-600 is a commercial vehicle with the capability of a Medium Duty F-650, but in the easy-to-manage body of a Super Duty. According to Ford, the F-600 fills the “sweet spot” between the F-550 and F-650. The body and chassis are the same size as an F-550, but the F-600 offers a higher maximum GVWR of 22,000 pounds. It also gets higher-weight-rated 19.5 inch tires and wheels.

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  1. crabbymilton

    You would think that wouldn’t be an issue since it’s part of the F SERIES anyway.
    Just like GM can’t seem to figure out how to get the gasoline engine in the new SILVERADO 5500 even though they say they plan too. How long does it take?

  2. Brando Massei

    Do you know if Ford is offering a detuned 7.3l V8 in a Super Duty F350XLT, 4X$, Crew Cab. I saw a note on a dealer website citing 7.3L V8 PFI SOHC 16V Federal 385HP. I am concerned that this would potentially come on a Super Duty truck that I am seriously considering buying. The window sticker does not mention this version, but the dealer website has this note in it. Thanks

    1. WV

      I almost bought a $60k F-350 Lariat. The window sticker listed the 7.3 as an option. I drove the truck and it just didn’t feel like 430hp. I really liked the truck other than that. The dealer and I weren’t able to make a deal. About two weeks later, I am scrolling through that dealer’s inventory to see if he still had the truck and he did. BUT, the sticker had changed. It now listed the same “7.3L V8 PFI SOHC 16V Federal 385HP” that you are talking about. I cannot find info anywhere on why this would be so or what version of the 7.3 this is. I even contacted Ford directly and never heard back. I would have been PISSED if I had bought that truck and then found out it was detuned.

  3. B

    Everything that I saw indicated 7.3l with 3.73 electronic locking axle. The dealer gave me the build sheet and the sticker indicated 7.3l and Ford customer service indicated 430hp.
    Any further indication on the vehicle itself that you can share?

  4. WV

    I saw nothing on the truck itself. The new window sticker had been changed. The engine option stated,“7.3L V8 PFI SOHC 16V Federal 385HP”. Prior to that, on the first sticker, the engine option mentioned nothing about “Federal 385HP”. Weird. If you google, “7.3L V8 PFI SOHC 16V Federal 385HP”, you will see similar trucks for sale.


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