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PostSubject: UPDATED: 2017 Super Duty   March 14th 2014, 1:53 pm

Caught: 2017 Ford Super Duty



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Now that the heavy lifting has been done on the development of the 2015 F-150, Ford is turning its attention to the F-Series Super Duty trucks, with the new models due to roll into showrooms sometime in 2016 as 2017 models. Styling is expected to be an evolution of the current model and will likely resemble a scaled-up 2015 F-150, which itself took some inspiration from the current Super Duty. The dual-outlet tailpipes on this mule suggest it's the diesel model. Ford just announced the output figures of the 2015 Power Stroke as a colossal 440 hp and 860 lb-ft of torque, so it's likely the redesigned Super Duty will maintain that power level, although a further power bump to an even more ludicrous level of power is possible (470 hp, 900 lb-ft?).

As with most HD trucks, the limiting factor on output is the transmission, and, on that note, it's possible the redesigned Super Duty could get a heavy-duty version of the new 10-speed automatic that Ford and General Motors are jointly developing for rear-drive applications. The 10-speed transmission may be limited to the gas model, due to its lower torque output. In regard to the base 6.2-liter gas V-8, that engine may get direct-injection to improve power and fuel economy and make it more competitive with rivals' gas engines, such as Chrysler's 6.4-liter Hemi in the Ram HD models. The gas engine in the 2015 GM HD models is still the carryover 6.0-liter Vortec, but could adopt a version of the new EcoTec3 V-8 in the near future.

As always, expect incrementally higher towing and payload ratings, as well as enhancements to towing and stability systems. Although not definitive, the horizontal opening on the wrap around the bed could indicate Ford may offer some built-in storage compartments on the outside of the bed as an option, similar to those on the Ram Box concept. Aftermarket utility beds with exterior storage compartments have been offered for the Super Duty for quite a while, but this would be the first time they would be offered as a factory-installed option.





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PostSubject: Re: UPDATED: 2017 Super Duty   March 14th 2014, 7:11 pm

I see it still has a proper solid front axle  cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: UPDATED: 2017 Super Duty   March 14th 2014, 7:31 pm

Whatever they're covering up under all that camo, that is one long-ass truck!
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PostSubject: Re: UPDATED: 2017 Super Duty   March 14th 2014, 9:14 pm

I bet it's more aerodynamic than camo suggests - some smooth lines on that cab? Gawd forbid. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: UPDATED: 2017 Super Duty   March 14th 2014, 9:19 pm

Are those huge brake rotors seen between the wheel spokes?

The cab looks excessively large still.

It will be nice when those huge mirrors get replaced small cameras and a dashboard LCD screen.

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PostSubject: Re: UPDATED: 2017 Super Duty   March 14th 2014, 9:26 pm

Diseasel wrote:
It will be nice when those huge mirrors get replaced small cameras and a dashboard LCD screen.


Probably happen in the next Titan first...

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PostSubject: Re: UPDATED: 2017 Super Duty   March 18th 2014, 5:55 am





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The Super Duty dualie prototype maintains the look of the model we saw recently with a heavily camouflaged cab. Given the massive size of the cab (mega sized?), it could be something similar to the MegaCab found in Ram 2500/3500 HD pickups. It's still unclear whether this prototype's cab is truly that large or if it's a trick of the camouflage, which may falsely extend past the prototype's C-pillar design.

There's speculation that the nose-to-tail and sill-to-roof camouflage could also point to more use of aluminum, which would put the Super Duty on a similar technical footing with the light-duty F-150. Some believe an aluminum-intensive design could make a lot of sense on HD pickups and could considerably reduce some of the truck's cost of operation for business owners. A lighter truck getting better fuel economy could also help Ford meet the more aggressive corporate average fuel economy requirements coming in five and 10 years.





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PostSubject: Re: UPDATED: 2017 Super Duty   March 18th 2014, 10:19 am

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A lighter truck getting better fuel economy could also help Ford meet the more aggressive corporate average fuel economy requirements coming in five and 10 years.
 

Trucks over 8500 GVWR count against CAFE?  Is this a new development?  I was under the impression these vehicles didn't factor in.
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PostSubject: Re: UPDATED: 2017 Super Duty   March 18th 2014, 11:56 am

Maybe statement was meant to apply to a more fuel efficient F150?
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PostSubject: Re: UPDATED: 2017 Super Duty   March 18th 2014, 4:27 pm

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February 18, 2014: Phase 2 of the DOT and EPA Fuel Efficiency and GHG Emission Program for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles announced

President Obama directs the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop and issue the next phase ("Phase 2") of medium- and heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas (GHG) standards by March 2016. Under this timeline, the agencies are expected to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) by March 2015. This second round of fuel efficiency standards will build on the first-ever standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (model years 2014 through 2018).

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It might not be labelled CAFE (yet) but the gov't is definitely tightening it's reigns on the truckers as well.
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PostSubject: Re: UPDATED: 2017 Super Duty   March 18th 2014, 9:24 pm

Gotta wonder why it hasn't touched the 3/4 and 1 ton markets.
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PostSubject: Re: UPDATED: 2017 Super Duty   March 19th 2014, 9:34 am

Develop and issue new rules and standards by March 2016 for vehicles model years 2014 through 2018. Only in government does asinine dates of implementation and coverage coexist.

Reminds me of the eMPG formula government just couldn't decide on right up until these vehicles hit dealer lots.

Manufacturers got burned on the EPA rule changes around 2009 when the EPA changed the rules for diesel emissions set to take effect two years from announcement. It rendered the production ready diesel applications from GM, Ford, and Dodge non-compliant. Thus the manufacturers wasted hundreds of millions on development.

As the EPA puts on more strict demands look for vehicle prices to skyrocket even more than the currently escalated price point. All the cheap stuff for MPG benefit has been done. It only gets more expensive from here on out.
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PostSubject: Re: UPDATED: 2017 Super Duty   March 24th 2014, 6:17 am



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PostSubject: Re: UPDATED: 2017 Super Duty   March 24th 2014, 9:47 pm

Neat an actual heavy duty truck from Ford to bad GM can't make one .
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