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2023 Ford Super Duty: More 6.8L V8 Engine Details Revealed

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 newsFord Super Duty news and continuous Ford news coverage.

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Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. John

    Between this and the new Mustang, you most definitely have my attention, Ford.

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  2. G O PEE

    So this means it will be OHV?

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  3. Chris Rogers

    Fords are garbage! Prove me wrong…..

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    1. Dante Shanklin

      It’s been the best selling pickup (quarter-ton) going on 40 years straight. That’s a lot of garbage lol

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      1. Grampy

        I only got rid of my ’92 F150 because they were almost giving away the ’09s w/ the taxpayer funded clunker dal. At over 140k miles the ’09 still drives like new. Apparently garbage is pretty reliable

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    2. Mike

      🤣🤣🤣🤣 Opinion of the feeble minded.

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    3. Craig Wheeler

      I disagree. Having owned many Ford F-150 and F-250 trucks over the years, my experience has been great. Very limited problems if any. I have owned both gas & diesel Fords.

      My current truck is a F-250 Super crew with 6.2 Gas engine & 3.73 gears is a solid performer. I tow a 22 ft car hauler (up to 12,500#) with no issues. The 6.2 is a little thirsty when towing but it does the job without breaking a sweat.

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  4. crabbymilton

    I guess I still don’t understand why they are bothering with this new engine. This upcoming 6.8L on the same block as the 7.3 and the size is of very little difference. They already have the 7.3 available in different HP and torque ratings anyway so doesn’t it make more sense just to keep it the same? Again the engine is on the same foundation but it will still have to be classified as a separate engine.

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    1. Dante Shanklin

      So people complain when they have more choices? Unreal

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  5. crabbymilton

    Nothing wrong with more choices but I’m looking at it from a manufacturing perspective. Doesn’t it make more sense to have one gasoline engine with several HP ratings? That way you have the same engine platform in place and it means standardization, simplicity, and lower production costs. I thought the builders were moving toward fewer engine platforms and or sizes but I guess not.

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    1. Dillo

      Maybe that’s the point of the 6.8. Sounds like it may just a 7.3 with a smaller bore. Making them very similar will keep manufacturing simpler. If the 6.8 replaces the 6.2 which it sounds like it could due to better fuel efficiency tech. It would be a lot simpler to make the 6.8 and 7.3 vs than making the 6.2 and 7.3 which are 2 completely different engines.

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  6. Robert

    The 6.2 was flex fuel, so maybe the 6.8 will be also, if the 7.3 remains non flex fuel

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  7. Jeff Moertle

    I still don’t like the headlights. The low beam needs to be on the bottom. They won’t blind the drivers ahead of you. Also if your driving in fog, they should be able to light the road instead of the fog. This in my opinion is my greatest issue I’m having with my 2017. I’m blinding the drivers ahead of me and on coming cars. This leads to the cause of more accidents.

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