Ford announces the 2020 Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks with a new 7.3-Liter gas engine, enhancements to the 6.7-liter diesel, a new 10-speed TorqShift transmission, a hands-free trailer backup assist feature, and exterior and interior design updates.
In the lead up to the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, Ford Motor Company announced the 2020 Ford Super Duty updates. The big news is under the largely-unchanged aluminum sheet metal; an all-new gas engine, updated Power Stroke diesel, and a new 10-speed TorqShift transmission. Let’s dig in.
New 7.3-Liter V8 Gas Engine
For 2020, Ford is replacing its V10 gas engine with a new 7.3-liter big-block V8. Ford’s 6.2-liter V8 will continue to be available as will the Power Stroke V8 diesel.
The new engine features a cam-in-block overhead valve architecture, cast-iron block and forged steel crankshaft, port injection with variable valve timing, and oil-cooled pistons.
Power, torque and fuel economy numbers have not yet been released for the new engine, but Ford has promised improvements over the outgoing V10.
Enhanced 6.7-Liter Power Stroke Diesel
Ford has made a long list of updates and enhancements to its popular 6.7-Liter Power Stroke Diesel including a new 36,000-pounds per-square-inch fuel injection system, new pistons, new heads, new block, new connecting rods and new bearings.
In addition, Ford has moved the exhaust to an inboard location and introduced an electronically-activated variable-geometry turbocharger.
The result of these updates is not fully known as Ford has not announced power, torque and fuel economy numbers for the updated Power Stroke. When that data is announced, we expect to see numbers that compete with the recent announcements from Ram and GM.
New 10-Speed TorqShift Transmission
All three available Super Duty engines (6.2L gas, 7.3L gas, 6.7L diesel) will be available with a new 10-speed TorqShift transmission with wider gear ratios than the 6-speed.
The 10-speed TorqShift offers six modes including Normal, Sport, Slippery, Eco, Tow/Haul and Deep Sand/Snow.
The 6-speed transmission will be standard for F-250 models. The new 10-speed transmission will be standard for all F-350 models.
Exterior Design Updates
Above: 2020 Ford F-250