The forthcoming 2023 Ford Super Duty will debut this fall as a thorough overhaul of the heavy duty truck line. As Ford Authority exclusively reported, one of the major updates to the model will be an all-new 6.8L V8 engine. Ford is keeping the finer details about the new 6.8L eight-cylinder powerhouse close to the vest, but sources familiar with the engine recently offered up some new information about it.
Sources tell us that the 2023 Ford Super Duty 6.8L V8 gasoline engine will boast Dual Equal Variable Camshaft Timing (DEVCT) technology as well as port fuel injection. Ford enthusiasts may note that these technologies are already found on the Ford 7.3L V8 Godzilla engine that is offered on the current model.
DEVCT is an engine timing technique in which the intake and exhaust strokes are equally phase-shifted in relation to crankshaft position at any given time. This configuration helps improve fuel economy by essentially running the engine at part-load under certain operating conditions since operation is kept as efficient as possible. This is accomplished by using electronically controlled hydraulic valves that direct the high-pressure flow of engine oil into the camshaft phaser cavity, changing the valve timing by slightly rotating the camshaft depending on RPM and engine load.
Other than the all-new 6.8L V8 engine, the 2023 Ford Super Duty will bring all kinds of styling changes to the pickup’s exterior. It will feature a new iteration of Ford’s C-clamp headlight design bracketing the grille. The grilles will be unique to each trim level, with some trims getting grilles that extend into the headlight clusters.
For instance, the 2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty King Ranch will feature a unique “Running W” grille that stylizes the W over the headlights.
While the cab and bed configurations are expected to carry over from the current F-Series Super Duty range, a new a new side bed step will be integrated into the side of the box, as Ford Authority was first to exclusively report.
On the inside, the pickup will feature a revamped cockpit with a single binnacle design. Some cues will carry over from the F-150, including its steering wheel design and American flag emblem.
The reveal is set for September 27th and we’ll be here to bring you the latest on the 2023 Ford Super Duty. In the meantime, subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series news, Ford Super Duty news and continuous Ford news coverage.