2015 Ford Super Duty: More Horsepower, Torque, Towing Capacity

By Tori T.

Ford Super Duty® customers aren’t interested in average or mediocre anything. They are looking for the best, the biggest, the toughest and the hardest working. That’s what the Ford engineering team bore in mind as it went to work searching for improvements and upgrades to offer on the 2015 model line of the brawny, heavy-duty truck. The results? The 2015 Super Duty is a class leader and a testament to Ford innovation, leaving competitors in the dust when it comes to horsepower, torque and towing capacity. Not to mention great drivability, advanced technology and a broad range of comfort and appearance choices.

One of the key elements of the 2015 Super Duty is the available 6.7-liter Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V8, the second generation of the popular engine. A new, larger turbocharger allows for more power. This improvement and other innovations resulted in the Power Stroke engine being rated at a class-leading* maximum output of 440 horsepower and 860 lb.-ft. of torque, up from 400 horsepower and 800 lb.-ft. of torque, across all Super Duty models, from F-250 to F-450.

The F-450 tops the F-Series Super Duty pickup truck lineup, with maximum towing capacity increasing to a class-leading 31,200 pounds,** a gain of 6,500 pounds. The truck’s gross combined weight rating increases to a class-leading 40,000 pounds,** a gain of 7,000 pounds.

Other notables: The F-350 is available with a high-capacity towing package that includes new front springs and a wide-track axle, increasing the gross combined weight rating with the 6.7-liter Power Stroke engine from 30,500 pounds to 35,000 pounds. It has a maximum towing capacity of 26,700 pounds. And the F-450 can handle the increased tow rating, thanks to commercial-grade 19.5-inch wheels and tires, and upgraded rear U-joints and suspension components, including new rear leaf springs, and front and rear stabilizer bars and shocks. The steering system has stronger gears and linkages, and the fifth-wheel/gooseneck has an increased towing capacity. There are also larger brakes with a new anti-lock calibration for enhanced performance.

So what do you think? A class leader or leader of the pack? We think that with the new Ford Super Duty, that answer is one and the same: Yes!

*Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR.

**When properly equipped. Class is Full-Size Pickups over 8,500 lbs. GVWR.
Donovan H 08/02/2014
Why can't Ford make a truck that out-performs all other trucks in every way? Look for YouTube videos comparing the new Ram to the new Super Duty regarding the "twist test". Really makes Ford look bad.
Stuart N 07/24/2014
I want it! 
John C 04/27/2014
bill b, remember that Ford's mission with the new 6.7 was to be superior all-around compared to their competition.  The absolute most important thing was to put to rest the reputation for unreliability that the Navistar diesels had.  Not just to improve or be average, Ford needed to blow away the competition in this regard. It is a fact that pushing higher output through the same basic engine has to ultimately affect reliability.  Ford's 6.7 engine probably has more capacity built-in than their competitors do.  Let them push their engines to the brink of unreliability to compete, or be forced to invest in an all-new engine.  Ford is playing this just right.  And remember, capability is more than just engine output.  With a new, stronger Super Duty on the near horizon (likely with more transmission gears) Ford's lead in capability will likely increase.  No need for panic, Ford's got this well in hand.  
bill b 04/14/2014
This sucks 860fp is so close to Dodge 850fp, why cant you just rise the bar high enough to dominate the truck market that way dodge can't compete and it well save ford lots of money by not upgrade the engine year after year and ford could just focus on mpg rather then torque. duh wake up ford.
Randy 04/11/2014
They need to make the new 6.7 as a crate engine! Complete with computer and harness for my latest project. Where do I sign up?
Marinus d 04/11/2014
just the way it always will be, Ford F series at the top.