Ford Super Duty® customers expect and demand capability from. For most Super Duty owners, it’s the core asset of their business. Day after day, year after year, it’s expected to deliver results in the most demanding situations. No nonsense. And never any excuses.
Mark Fields, Executive Vice President, Ford Motor Company; President, The Americas, revealed the all-new 2011 Ford Super Duty on September 24 at the Texas State Fair, with Chris Brewer, Super Duty Chief Engineer, and Adam Gryglak, Diesel Chief Engineer.
“Our Super Duty customers do some of America’s toughest jobs,” said Mark Fields. “Every day, they’re out there working with little fanfare and all they ask is the right tool for the job. The new 2011 Super Duty offers them a truck with best-in-class towing and payload, all-new powertrains and even more capability than ever to help them do their jobs.”
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Ford’s F-Series has been the best-selling line of trucks in the U.S. for 32 straight years. The new Super Duty further underscores Ford’s Built Ford Tough legacy.
New diesel and gasoline engines deliver improved torque, horsepower, fuel economy
For 2011, Super Duty features both all-new diesel and gasoline engines that are mated to a new transmission.
The new diesel, the 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbocharged diesel engine, was designed, engineered and built by a Ford team dedicated solely to delivering this class-leading diesel engine to the next-generation Super Duty to enable continued best-in-class towing and payload.
Ford tapped into a bit of its proud racing heritage to create the new 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine, which uses big-bore architecture to produce horsepower and class-leading fuel economy. The V8’s large bore (102 mm) allows for larger intake and exhaust valves for improved engine breathing, and the short stroke (95 mm) allows higher engine speed for increased horsepower.
Best-in-class towing and payload; new towing options
Putting all that power to work is what defines Super Duty. The 2011 Super Duty features increased towing and payload capability, extending its best-in-class rating, and also offering more towing from inside the bed. New is the first-ever factory-installed fifth wheel with warranted gooseneck substructure directly attached to the frame.
Addition of trailer sway control leads safety enhancements
Ford’s lauded trailer sway control joins the Super Duty lineup, giving those customers segment-first capability. Trailer sway control is integrated with AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, which now is standard on all single rear-wheel configurations.
The AdvanceTrac control module uses additional software to monitor the truck’s motion when a trailer is attached. Trailer sway control can determine from the yaw motion of the truck if the trailer is swaying and take measures – such as applying precise braking or reducing engine torque – to help reduce trailer sway.
For further peace of mind, the available integrated trailer brake controller, factory-installed and covered by the Ford limited warranty, offers smooth and safe operation, due to its ability to interface with multiple vehicle systems.*
Improved ride, handling and steering for a more comfortable experience
In addition to best-in-class towing and payload capability and improved fuel mileage enabled by the new powertrains, customers of the next Super Duty also will benefit from improved ride, handling and steering. For 2011, the engineering team optimized the frame and suspension of the current Super Duty, particularly the leaf springs and spring rate, as well as adjusting the internal valving in all the shock absorbers to enhance towing and payload performance with further ride refinement.
Bold exterior, new flow-through console highlights interior
The new hood of the 2011 Super Duty, with its prominent power-dome hood, complements the new diesel and gasoline engines lurking beneath. “Super Duty” is stamped on the upper grille, with a larger Ford Oval proudly gracing the front.
Inside the truck, customers will benefit from a new reconfigurable flow-through console that improves the functionality of the truck. Storage space is increased about 60 percent, and at least 70 different configurations are possible. A 12-volt powerpoint is available at the rear of the console and another is located inside the main bin, which is lockable. A 110-volt power inverter is standard with all console configurations.
Improved productivity through Ford Work Solutions™
For many customers, the Super Duty cab also serves as a mobile office. Industry-exclusive Ford Work Solutions™ is part of available technology to help customers stay connected with their business from the job site, as well as track tools.**
A new available 4.2-inch LCD Productivity Screen allows customers to take full advantage of the 2011 Super Duty’s capabilities; an off-road message center has been added as well. The five-way button on the steering wheel allows customers to navigate through various menu options – several relating to fuel economy and towing convenience – never before available on a Super Duty truck.