What’s New With the Redesigned 2016 Ford F-650/F-750 Trucks?
2016 Ford F-650 Release Date
News about commercial trucks rarely makes its way to the general public. The advertisements you see between innings almost never feature the medium-duty trucks or commercial and fleet vehicles made specifically for the worksite. The F-150 and some Super Duty models certainly enjoy their time in the sun, getting quite a bit of national attention, but their big brothers are often overshadowed. So when really big changes come to Ford’s medium-duty commercial truck lineup, we get pretty excited to share the details with all of you. Here we delve into What’s New With the Redesigned 2016 Ford F-650/F-750 Trucks.
The 2016 model year brings with it an entirely new generation for the 2016 Ford F-650 and F-750. Now in its second generation, this model has some nice improvements under the hood and a redesigned front end with an improved grille and headlights. Moreover, when Ford made the decision to discontinue manufacturing the Econoline van in favor of the all new Ford Transit, they also made the decision to transfer all of their medium-duty truck production from Mexico to their Avon Lake, Ohio plant.
In addition to moving production to Ohio, several commercial truck components will now be manufactured by Ford, in-house. The former Allison transmission is also being tossed for the more efficient and durable Ford 6-speed automatic. The old Cummins diesel engine is also being replaced by Ford’s own 6.7-Liter Power Stroke Diesel. Having moved all the work in-house for this truck, they are now some of the most American-made vehicles on the market. More than that, though, these workhorses will now be able to offer smoother shifting and really smooth acceleration.
The two 2016 Ford F-650/F-750 engine options are without a doubt the pièce de résistance. Excuse our French. The 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel engine offers the best-in-class standard diesel 270 horsepower with 675 lb-ft/torque. Moreover, the V8 Diesel engine is B20 biodiesel compatible. The gasoline engine option for the 2016 Ford F-650 is a 6.8-liter V10. In total, these engines allow for three distinct power ratings ranging from 270 horsepower up to 330 horsepower, and 675 pounds-feet of torque up to 725 pounds per feet.
Alternative fuel options are available for this engine configuration, as well, including Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). As one of the leading CNG maintenance providers in the country, we are happy to address any inquiries you have about the benefits and cost savings attributed to CNG. Feel free to contact us.
The Ford-built engines are only made better by the accompanying TorqShift HD 6-speed automatic focused on more integrated performance and optimal efficiency. The Ford TorqShift HD has no vocational restrictions and can easily be revved hard and pushed to the extremes of its outer limits. There is also an optional stationary and live-drive PTO provision for gas or diesel engines. The wide-ratio 6-speed gearbox is ideal for low-end performance and is truly optimized for greater fuel efficiency.
Since General Motors left the larger-truck business back in 2009, Ford has become the only global manufacturer of Class 1-7 trucks on the market. While other custom medium-duty options occasionally pop up, none come close to offering even marginally comparable performance with as much efficiency at as low a price. Moreover, the 2016 Ford F-650 is the only class 6 or 7 truck with a gasoline engine option.
It’s difficult to imagine, but we are already preparing for the arrival of some much-anticipated 2016 Ford Trucks. Where does the time go? The Super Duty trucks are unquestionably some of the most sought-after vehicles on our lot, and the complete redesign of the newest generation of the 2016 F-650/F-750 models has a lot of people anxious to try them out. We currently anticipate the 2016 models will be making their way to our lot some time in late summer of this year. We will keep you posted. Let us know if you want to be notified the moment they arrive, and as always don’t hesitate to ask us any questions you might have.