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What Are the Benefits of Ford Super Duty® Diesel Engines?

Published on May 10, 2024 by Brandon Ford

The 2024 Ford Super Duty® delivers massive power when you need to tow a trailer with an impressive arsenal of gas and diesel engine options. We love the power and performance provided by the Ford Super Duty® 6.8-liter V-8 and the 7.3-liter V-8 - but if you want best-in-class towing power, you may want to consider the power of a diesel engine. Tampa-area drivers interested in a diesel pickup truck may be asking - what are the benefits of Ford Super Duty® diesel engines? We have the answers you need at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL. 

Why Choose Ford Super Duty® Diesel Engines?

When you choose a Ford Super Duty® diesel engine, you will have incredible power and torque at your fingertips and when you add next-generation technology to the spec sheet, towing heavy trailers and equipment is simple and safe. Diesel engines provide an impressive list of benefits that will help you deliver a one-of-a-kind experience behind the wheel.


The Ford Super Duty® is available with a pair of diesel engine options - a 475-horsepower 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V-8 Turbo Diesel that produces 1,050 pound-feet of torque and a massive 500-horsepower 6.7-liter High Output Power Stroke® V-8 Turbo Diesel that delivers 1,200 pound-feet of torque. Ford Super Duty® diesel engine options are paired with a heavy-duty 10-speed TorqShift® automatic transmission that adds driver-selectable modes.


Here is a better look at the benefits of Ford Super Duty® diesel engines at Brandon Ford.

Black 2024 Ford Super Duty Towing a Backhoe on a Trailer

Best-In-Class Diesel Horsepower and Torque

In an automotive class that is built on power and performance, the 2024 Ford Super Duty® stands apart with best-in-class horsepower and torque. No matter which Ford Super Duty® diesel engine you choose, you will enjoy impressive power behind the wheel. Here is a quick look at power numbers for other key competitors in the heavy-duty pickup truck class.

Ford Super Duty® 6.7-Liter Power Stroke®  Ford Super Duty® 6.7-Liter High Output Power Stroke® Chevy Silverado HD 6.6-Liter Duramax® Ram 3500HD 6.7-Liter Cummins® Ram 3500HD High Output 6.7-Liter Cummins®
475 Horsepower 500 Horsepower 470 Horsepower 370 Horsepower 420 Horsepower
1,050 Pound-Feet of Torque 1,200 Pound-Feet of Torque 975 Pound-Feet of Torque 850 Pound-Feet of Torque 1,075 Pound-Feet of Torque

Best-in-Class Diesel Towing and Payload

Do you have a heavy trailer you need to tow? Diesel power will check all the boxes and the Ford Super Duty® delivers best-in-class towing and payload numbers that the Ram 3500HD and Chevy Silverado HD cannot match. Take a closer look at maximum towing and payload numbers for each model in this competitive class.


Ford Super Duty® Ram 3500HD Chevy Silverado HD
Max Towing Capacity - 40,000 Pounds Max Towing Capacity - 37,090 Pounds Max Towing Capacity - 36,000 Pounds
Max Payload Capacity - 8,000 Pounds Max Payload Capacity - 7,680 Pounds Max Payload Capacity - 7,234 Pounds
Worker in Hardhat and Vest Working with Ford Super Duty with Diesel Power Take Off

Ford Super Duty® Diesel Power Take-Off Torque

Do you use your diesel truck as a work truck? When you get to the jobsite, you may need extra power to run your tools and equipment. Ford Super Duty® models with the diesel powertrain are available with a Power Take-Off feature that allows you to upfit your truck for work and divert up to 300 pound-feet of torque to your equipment that is mounted to your truck with a high-strength 10-bolt mounting pattern.

Ford Super Duty® Diesel Engine Exhaust Braking

When you are towing a heavy trailer, it can be difficult to come to a stop - especially when going downhill. Diesel Ford Super Duty® models employ diesel engine exhaust braking to help you stop safely when towing heavy cargo. This innovative feature employs a driver-activated engine exhaust brake that restricts exhaust flow and creates back pressure to help the truck slow down and reduce wear on the brakes. Three driver-selectable modes - On, Off, and Auto - will help you stop safely in the Ford Super Duty®.


READ MORE: What Are the 2024 Ford Super Duty® Interior and Exterior Color Options?


What are the benefits of Ford Super Duty® diesel engines? We have got you covered with this quick overview of our Ford Super Duty® diesel engine options created by the Brandon Ford Team. Apply for credit approval today and get behind the wheel of a heavy-duty Ford Super Duty® in the Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg area! 

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