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Report: Ford unveils gas-fueled F-650

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Medium-duty truck buyers looking to purchase a Ford F-650 can currently expect to pay at least $57,000. A big reason for the high price of entry is Ford's effective but expensive 6.7-liter turbodiesel engine. According to PickupTrucks.com, a new lower-cost solution is apparently on the way. The website reports that Ford plans to offer a 362-horsepower, 457 pound-feet of torque 6.8-liter V10. The engine, which used to be available in the Super Duty, will reportedly drop the base price by up to $8,000 while offering fuel economy within about 10 percent of the diesel. Ford is hoping to hit that lofty figure with the help of the 6R140 six-speed transmission that currently changes gears for the 6.7-liter diesel.

A cost savings of $8,000 is significant, but what good is a medium-duty truck if you can't tow? That won't be a problem for the gas-powered F-650, as Ford promises a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 30,000 pounds and a Max Gross Combined Rating of 33,000 lbs. The 6.8-liter V10-packing F-650 will be available early in 2012.

[Source: PickupTrucks.com]Report: Ford unveils gas-fueled F-650 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 08 Mar 2011 16:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.


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Diesel all the way. Nothin better then a black smoke producing straight piped turbodiesel passing you climbing a hill at 70 loaded down with a 3-5 car trailer.

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Come on guys every one has passed the racecar haulers on I75 in Tenn. and KY.
They are driving up the hill at 5 MPH with their hazards on..........
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LOL Nobody passes me like that; diesel or gas.

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Come on guys every one has passed the racecar haulers on I75 in Tenn. and KY.
They are driving up the hill at 5 MPH with their hazards on..........
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We'll have to change that soon enough, next time you drive through Texas
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I've had em pass me a few times out here in CA goin up the altamont. Even down I5 occasionally you get a few passing you. Gotta love the tuneability of diesels. I'll say this though, never has a ford done it haha. Only dodge and chevy.

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