August 23, 2006
2008 Super Duty to use Ford’s cleanest and quietest diesel engine
Dearborn, Michigan – Ford has announced that it will enter America’s clean diesel program with the 2008 F-Series Super Duty; the company says the truck’s 6.4-litre Power Stroke engine will be Ford’s cleanest and quietest diesel pickup ever, with particulate emissions equivalent to those of a gasoline engine. The truck will be unveiled at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas at the end of September.
The all-new Power Stroke diesel engine will displace 6.4 litres, up from the current 6.0-litre V8; it will be the first pickup engine in North America to use a high-precision, high-pressure, common-rail fuel injection system featuring piezoelectric injectors, which allow ultra-precise timing of fuel injection for quietness and better emissions. The engine also features advanced emissions equipment, including a new diesel particulate filter that removes black smoke from exhaust gases, and periodically cleans itself via advanced engine controls.