March 11, 2013 by Minuteman Trucks
Check out the 2013 overview of the Ford Super Duty by dieselpowermag.com:
Ford Super Duty
Ford’s 6.7L Power Stroke diesel engine, which was introduced for the ’11 model year, is still good for 400 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque straight from the factory. The engine is backed by the manually shifted 6R140 TorqShift six-speed automatic, which has two overdrive gears.
The latest addition to the Super Duty family is the top-of-the-line Platinum model, which has an urban look and includes (or can be ordered with) just about every feature you can imagine in a fullsize truck. Special standard features include: a unique satin mesh grille, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, power telescoping exterior mirrors, audio and video inputs, SD memory card slot, a heated steering wheel, and 10-way seats with unique premium leather and embroidery, “Platinum” badging, and chrome bits all over the truck.
The Platinum edition will be available with two unique interior colors: Midnight Black, or a tan color called Pecan, which has gray accents along the stitching. Its exterior paint colors are called Ingot Silver, Kodiak Brown, Ruby Red, Tuxedo Black, and White Platinum. Fans of the country-themed King Ranch premium model need not worry, because it will still be available alongside the Platinum edition. The F-450 Super Duty model is also still available and can even be ordered with the King Ranch and Platinum trim levels.
An all-new, truck-specific, MyFord Touch system is making its debut in ’13 models, with larger redundant knobs for the audio and climate system. It uses a big, 8-inch touch-screen display that can also operate those functions, along with showing the available navigation map and rear view camera display. Ford’s hands-free voice control SYNC system is now standard for all Super Duty models and allows drivers to wirelessly connect and control a phone or media player through Bluetooth or USB, operate the audio system, and it includes lifetime access to Vehicle Health Reports and 911 Assist. A new color, called Blue Jean Metallic, will be available on most models.
Ford Super Duty
Engine: 6.7L Power Stroke V-8
Turbo System: Single sequential with variable geometry
Head Material: Aluminum-alloy
Block Material: Compacted graphite iron
Horsepower: 400 hp at 2,800 rpm
Torque: 800 lb-ft at 1,600 rpm
Transmission (auto): 6R140 TorqShift manually shiftable six-speed
Front Suspension 2WD: Independent twin I-beam with coil springs
Front Suspension 4WD: Solid axle with coil springs
Rear Suspension: Solid axle with leaf springs
Axle Ratios: 3.31, 3.55, 3.73, and 4.30
(As published at the time this article was written.)