One of the newest and biggest information available about global automotive industry is about the coming of 2016 Ford F-250. It is mentioned by some unofficial sites that Ford will launch their super duty trucks with the aluminum platform. This rumor is not ended here because some sources shown their spy images about a test mule which was confirmed as the new generation of 2016 F-250. It means that there will be no steel body anymore for this truck. All truck products from Ford will be built based on aluminum platform in order to deal with the huge demand about modern truck with the light body structure. In case that you forget, the current model of F-150 has received the aluminum chassis.
2016 Ford F-250 as before is expected to come with some redesign plans for both the exterior and interior. Ford as the well-known American automaker has big ambition in order to reduce the weight of their trucks. This way will be helpful in order to support the truck with better fuel economy and of course performance. Besides, Ford will offer other changes including the aluminum body panels and also suspension components featured with magnesium part for the steering system elements and the radiators. As a result, the truck now has reduced about 700 pounds of curb weight to support its better towing capability and fuel economy. This concept is quite similar for the next generation of F-250 but without much aluminum support as its sibling. Finding this rumors, we hope that it comes true for 2016 Ford F-250.
2016 Ford F-250 Diesel
As we observed the spy photos, we found more reports available about this new truck. It is stated that the company will support it with the turbo diesel engine from the prototype. It looks like that it goes with V8 engine Power Stroke 6.7 liter that was revised for 2015 F-Series super duty trucks. It means that this upgraded engine is able to produce about 440 horses and 860 pound-feet of torque for 2016 Ford F-250. This output is 40 horses and 60 lb-ft of torque higher than the previous model. At this moment, people are expecting that this revised engine will be unchanged for 2016 model year. Another engine option is possible to offer for the basic version that will be V8 gasoline engine 6.2 liter with the current output about 385 horses and 405 lb-ft of torque. With the direct-injection system, it is possible to be improved in the term of fuel economy. The transmission is still under the development, which could be 10-speed auto as the cooperation with GM.
2016 Ford F-250 Release Date
2016 Ford F-250 likely will be available at the late of 2015 and the starting debut could be at the beginning of 2016.