It is almost like a rule with all great US truck manufacturer; as soon as they present the new generation of the light-duty truck, the bigger models are in line for refreshments. GM and Ram are already doing that and now the greatest among them will follow the same pattern. After presenting the new F-150, Ford has decided to introduce some changes with its Super Duty Series. A proof for that is the new 2019 Ford F-250, which was spotted on the streets of Dearborn, Michigan, near to Ford headquarters.
The new look will not be drastically changed. The front end will be refreshed. The two-bar, chrome grille will most likely stay unchanged but the headlights and front bumper could be borrowed from the new F-150. The rear side, including taillights, could also come refreshed. Aside cosmetically changes, the new Ford F-250 could arrive with some upgraded mill under the hood and new 10-speed automatic transmission which was first time presented with 2017 Raptor model.
2019 Ford F-250 – Engine and Power
Even though it is nice to have a good looking truck, the most important issue with heavy duty trucks is power. Like all its predecessors, the new 2019 Ford F-250 will be more than competitive in this area. It will offer two engine options under the hood. The petrol one will be 6.2-liter SOHC 2-valve Flex Fuel V8 engine. So far this mill was paired with a TorqShift 6-speed SelectShift-G automatic transmission. This combination delivered 385 horsepower @ 5750 rpm and 430 lb-ft of torque @ 3800 rpm.
The second option is 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbodiesel engine matched with TorqShift Heavy-Duty 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. The output of the diesel engine was 450 horses rpm and 935 lb-ft of torque. If the rumors come true and Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission replaces current 6-speed automatic new F-250 might reach up to a whopping 1000 lb-ft of torque. This will significantly improve the current towing power of 21,000 pounds.
2019 Ford F-250 – Exterior and Interior
The new Ford F-250 will offer same trim levels as before. The base options will still be XL and XLT, upper trims Lariat and King Ranch and top trims Platinum and Limited. All models will suffer some facial changes. They will get a new front bumper and new designed Quad-Dual beam halogen headlights. The lines will be very similar to the new F-150 model. The front chrome grille with Ford’s logo on the middle could stay intact.
Inside, the new F-250 will have all necessary features. The front seats can optionally be covered with leather. They will have 10-way power with memory for both, driver’s and passenger’s seat. The entertainment system will be equipped with Sony’s Single-CD/MP3 Player with HD Radio including 10 speakers and subwoofer Crew Cab. The navigation system will be optional. The Dual-Zone automatic temperature control will come as standard while Rapid-Heat Supplemental cab heater will be optionally offered with diesel models.
Safety features like front and side airbags and system with roll-fold side-curtain airbags will come as standard. Other safety gadgets will be ABS, ESP and SOS Post Crash Alert System and Child tethers.
Price and Release Date
The wide trim range will allow different customers to consider new F-250. The base XL model will cost around $32,800, XLT $37,000, Lariat $45,500 and King Ranch $54,700. The Platinum and Limited edition are prepared for ones with a deeper pocket. The first trim will cost around $62,500 while the Limited will arrive with the price tag of $79,540.
Taking in mind that the new 2019 Ford F-250 didn’t wear a heavy camouflage when it was spotted it can be presumed that its official presentation is coming very soon. If that happens, the new truck could be available in dealerships by the end of 2018.