The new 2015 Ford F-450 has the highest towing rating of any truck in the U.S.: at 31,200 pounds, its capability is 2,200 pounds greater than the closest 4X4 crew cab competitor. It should be no surprise then that Ford is calling the F-450 the “ultimate towing machine,” as it revamped the pick-up truck to provide the best tools for heavy-duty customers. But what makes the 2015 F-450 such a capable machine? Let’s find out.
First off, the new F-450 gains the more versatile frame of the F-350, and packs an upgraded suspension, towing gear, and 19.5 in. wheels. The new enhanced underbody addresses the extreme towing requirements that F series truck owners expect. Also, the new pick-up truck is exclusively available as a 4X4 crew cab, which gives drivers a more comfortable riding experience.
The engine of the new Ford F-450 also gets an upgrade, and it is arguably the biggest factor for enhanced towing. For 2015, the manufacturer opted for a second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel engine, which is fine tuned for maximum power, torque, and unmatched efficiency. The new engine uses a bigger turbo-charger, which allows it to generate more power on-demand without sacrificing mpgs.
In addition to an upgraded suspension and engine, Ford prides itself in being the only heavy-duty truck manufacturer that designs and produces both its diesel engines and transmissions in-house. This production capability allows designers and engineers to ensure both components work flawlessly as part of a calibrated powertrain, and to further tune all the components from conception to execution.
Lastly, to allow customers to better compare towing capabilities, Ford is migrating its towing testing to the Society of Automotive Engineers standard J2807. Still, Ford’s internal testing match the practical specifications of the F-450, and remains the most capable towing truck out there.
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