In a recently captured video, it appears that Ford is testing out a new F-150 with a diesel engine! Originally reported by Jalopnik with video from Off-Road.com, we can see a camouflaged F-150 rolling-around on the street with a very distinct exhaust sound, the kind you would hear from a diesel power plant.
There have long been rumors circulating of Ford toying with the idea of making a diesel F-150 and this recent video seems to confirm just that.
An F-150 Diesel Engine?
Even though it seems Ford has been devoting the large majority of their resources towards the EcoBoost platform, which is utilized in the new Ford GT as well as the 2017 Raptor, there has been a small, but strong demand from the public for sometime for a diesel F-150.
There has been a decent amount of speculation that Ford would develop a diesel powered F-150 that would use a Jaguar-LandRover 3.0L V6 diesel, capable of making around 250 HP and 443 lb-ft of TQ. These theories have some wondering considering that Ford has other diesel power plants that are already in use, such as the Ford Transit 250’s 3.2L diesel. Regardless, there has been a lot more chatter around the possibility of using the 3.0L displacement.
This seems long overdue in some respects considering how Ford’s competition has been offering entry level pickups with a diesel option for some time.
What do you think? Would you drive a diesel F-150 or is this F-Series a miss in today’s market?