Ford Debuts All-New Best-in-Class 7.3-Liter V8 Engine for Heavy Duty Pickups


Ford has once again set the bar with its all-new 7.3-liter V8 gasoline engine. With its best-in-class 430 horsepower output, 5,500 rpm, and 475 ft.-lb of torque, Ford’s upcoming Super Duty pickup lineup will be better than ever.


From Class 2 Super Duty pickups to Class 7 commercial trucks, no other manufacturer offers the same advanced power and durability of this gasoline engine across such a vast range. 


“The 7.3-liter is designed for maximum durability in the harshest environments given that our customers live and work in these conditions every day,” stated Joel Beltramo, manager for gas V8 engines at Ford. “This engine has the largest displacement in its class and is designed to provide benefits in key areas like power, durability, ease of maintenance, and total operating costs,” he added.



Descended from years of research on commercial engines, the 7.3-liter V8 offers top-of-the-line performance and ability without taking up a ton of unnecessary space. The new 7.3 liter V8 build will also feature a low-power rev overhead valve architecture that will increase the speed and confidence of hauling heavier loads.


Additional features include a variable-displacement oil pump, extra-large main bearings, a forged steel crankshaft that will ensure better longevity, and piston cooling jets that will help control engine temperatures when handling heavier loads. 


The all new 7.3-liter V8 engine will first be available in Super Duty F-250 and F-350 pickup models, along with Super Duty’s 6.2-liter V8 gas engine and third-generation 6.7-liter V8 Power Stroke diesel options.


The F-450 chassis cab, F-550, the new F-600, F-650, and F-750 medium-duty trucks, as well as the F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis models will come standard with a dyno-certified version of the 7.3-liter V8 engine. This version will produce 350 horsepower at 3,500 rpm and 468 lb.-ft of torque. The upgraded E-series will also feature the 7.3 V8 engine, with an optional fuel consumption calibration being announced at a later date.


The all new 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift automatic transmission will accompany the 7.3-liter V8 in F-250 through F-600 models, while all other commercial models will retain the TorqShift heavy-duty 6-speed automatic transmission.


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