The 2023 Ford Super Duty was unveiled in late September 2022, bringing a slew of handy new tech upgrades to the heavy duty truck family, such as embedded 5G capability, Trailer Navigation and Pro Power Onboard. Additionally, the all-new pickup gains some notable upgrades to the Integrated Tailgate Step, as previously reported by Ford Authority. Fortunately, the new rear bumper steps do not affect the departure or approach angles of the 2023 Ford Super Duty Tremor, as explained by the engineering manager of the heavy truck line.
“No and I know that because I’ve personally tested that. We have put the new Tremor through its paces. There’s many different aspects of making sure that the new Tremor with the added technology with the Super Duty are built Ford tough,” Aaron Bresky, engineering manager of the Ford Super Duty explained to Ford Authority Executive Editor Alex Luft at the 2023 Ford Super Duty reveal event in Kentucky.
As a reminder, the new rear bumper steps are standard and are integrated into both sides of the bumper on all models. They was lowered by three inches over previous iterations of the technology in order to make the last step up and the first step down easier to reach. However, as previously stated, this minor alteration does not affect the Super Duty Tremor’s approach or departure angles out on the trail.
Aside from the new step, the 2023 Ford Super Duty also gains a standard 6.8L V8, an all new gasoline engine that Ford Authority was the first to report on. This engine is offered alongside the Ford 7.3L V8 Godzilla, the Ford 6.7L V8 Power Stroke diesel, and a new high-output version of the Power Stroke that features a unique turbo, tune, and upgraded exhaust manifolds.
Additionally, the heavy duty pickup’s frame was strengthened in several key areas to make sure it is capable of handling its best-in-class towing capacities. It was also saddled with Ford’s Fully Networked Vehicle (FNV) electrical architecture, enabling over-the-air (OTA) updates and enhanced cybersecurity measures.
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Updated: The text in the article has been updated to reflect the fact that it’s the rear bumper steps, not the integrated tailgate assist, that does not impact approach or departure angles.
new step on SD does not affect off roading? why would it? It stores in the tailgate! Struggling for content?
The quote is about the integrated rear bumper steps and the text has been altered to reflect that.
Lost 2 minutes of your life? Lol now that’s pathetic if you ask me. If your life revolves around truck post I doubt you have much of a life. Articles will never please everyone especially trolls. Do us a favor don’t read them and go do something with your life to regain your 2 mins.
I for one usually travel with my step fully deployed, so this wasn’t 2 minutes of my life I’ll never get back because I read something totally useless.
I think they were trying to say the trucks suspension was lowered three inches to make it easier to access the first and last steps?