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2023 Ford Super Duty To Feature New 6.8L Gasoline V8 Engine: Exclusive

The 2023 Ford Super Duty is set to make its debut this fall, but over the course of the past year, Ford Authority have brought you the juiciest details about the upcoming heavy duty truck range, including extensive sneak peaks at the truck’s revised exterior as well as several early looks at its interior. However, not much is currently known about what sort of powertrains will be available in the 2023 Super Duty, aside from the fact that it will not include a hybrid offering, as Ford Authority exclusively reported in July. But now, Ford Authority has learned from sources familiar with the program that the updated truck will feature a brand new gasoline V8 engine.

This new V8 engine will be naturally aspirated and displace 6.8 liters, making it smaller than atmospheric 7.3L V8 Godzilla engine – the newest engine in the 2020, 2021 and 2022 Super Duty lineup. In fact, Ford offers two gasoline engines in the current Super Duty range – the aforementioned Godzilla and the naturally-aspirated 6.2L V8 Boss. The third engine offering is the turbocharged 6.7L V8 Power Stroke diesel. While the Godzilla is all-new and the Power Stroke is still relatively fresh, the Boss engine is quite old, having originally debuted way back in 2010.

Power and torque levels for the new 6.8L V8 are currently unclear, but it’s worth noting that in the 2022 Super Duty, the 6.2L Boss makes 385 horses and 430 pound-feet of torque, while the Godzilla is rated at 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. As such, it’s likely safe to conclude that the new 6.8L engine will be more potent than the Boss but less so than the Godzilla.

Aside from the new engine, we know quite a few additional details about the 2023 Ford Super Duty, including the fact that it will sport new exterior styling, particularly at the front and rear. A new bed step feature will also debut on the heavy duty pickup range, while King Ranch trims will get a unique “Running W” grille treatment.

Ford Authority has also procured many photos of the refreshed pickup’s interior, showing off its updated design in a variety of trims, as well as some unique features like the new single binnacle dashboard. Earlier this week, our spies also gave us our best look yet at the 2023 Super Duty’s cabin, revealing its heavy Ford F-150 influence.

We won’t have to wait much longer to see the 2023 Ford Super Duty in the flesh given its upcoming debut in the fall, while order banks are scheduled to open up on October 17th, 2022, with production following a few months later.

We’ll have more on the 2023 Super Duty soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord Super Duty news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. Skip

    Though not a powerhouse, the old 6.2 is probably the most reliable engine out there, I do auction inspections, and I’ve seen them with over half a million miles
    And literally hundreds with over 250k..
    I hope they know what they’re doing…

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    1. BigJack601

      Well… you know what Ford says.. “if it ain’t broke, let’s fix it!” 😂😂😂

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  2. Bob

    No Kidding BigJack.
    Ford has so many issues, and one of them isn’t the 6.2. In some twisted logic, if there’s no drama, there’s no press, and they need the attention.

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    1. Nonspecific Motors (GM)

      The 6.2 is one of their issues, logistically. The 6.8 will be more simple and based off of the 7.3, so they will share parts. The 6.2 shares parts with nothing else really. The 6.2 also has two spark plugs per cylinder. The 6.8 will only have one per cylinder. The 6.8/7.3 is Ford’s “LS motor”. Did I mention the shorter timing chain?

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  3. Kenneth mize

    I have a 2020 GT mustang with the 5.0 coyote engine , love it 2 had it at 155 , what is the top in ,is ford going to replace the 5.0 with the 6.8 and will it have a rev limiter on it?

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  4. JR

    They should be concentrating on a hybrid for super duty

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  5. Santino Eli

    IF THIS NEW ENGINE DOESN’T KEEP THE 6 SPEED TRANSMISSION, I’LL PREFER THE PREVIOUS CURRENT GEN, BECAUSE REASON IS DUE TO PERFECT SHIFT POINTS ESPECIALLY WHEN ON WIDE OPEN THROTTLE!!😪

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  6. David Holmes

    The easiest way for Ford to come up with a 6.8L is to install a 4” stroker crankshaft in a overbored 6.2L block. The aftermarket already sells such a crank.

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  7. gasour

    Found it annoying the last new 7.3L gasser people think you are talking about original powerstroke and now a new 6.8 some people will be thinking the v10

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  8. Mike

    Just seems silly to make a new engine so similar in size. What could the gas savings possibly be? Seems like it would be cheaper to have 1 gas engine if they’re going to be so close in size Knowing what Ford has been doing lately, they’re going to jack up the price of the 7.3l to “distinguish” them more. If it’s all the same architecture, it will probably only have a different crank which shouldn’t affect the price at all, but it will.

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  9. crabbymilton

    It does make sense to build a new engine based on an existing one so yes, this new 6.8 will be based on the 7.3. The thing I wonder is why did they bother at all but rather just have the 7.3 available in different HP and torque ratings. Unless they plan to to add a turbo to the 6.8 at some point. I wonder also if FORD has thought to have a 4.0 version of the ECOBOOST. Now that would really be a torque monster but understandably the commercial customers might be skeptical about anything turbo.

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