It was alone a amount of time afore the Blue Oval appear the application and torque abstracts of its adapted 2020 Ford Super Duty. Would it exhausted the Ram’s 1,000 lb-ft of torque? Could it top GM’s 35,500-pound towing capacity? Yes, it could, and it did. But you’ve got to apprehend the accomplished print.
First, the engine. Ford’s adapted Ability Stroke agent makes 1,050 pound-feet of torque and 475 horsepower. That’s 50 added torques than Ram’s alternative Cummins that makes 1,000 pound-feet, and like the Chevy and GMC, it sends that ability to the arena via a new 10-speed automated transmission. Meanwhile, the Ram HD relies on a six-speed unit.
Here’s area you gotta pay abutting attention. The 2020 Super Duty out-tows its rivals, but the advertised 37,000-pound max tow appraisement belongs to the massive F-450. And not aloof any F-450, but a regular-cab 4×2 archetypal with a gooseneck setup. So if you anticipate you can buy a comfortable F-Series to booty the ancestors on a cross-country cruise while towing 37,000 pounds of God-knows-what, you can’t. Buy a Freightliner instead. Thirty-seven thousand pounds is a massive figure, however, and it’s additionally 1,500 pounds added than the range-topping Sierra and Silverado HDs.
Fifth-wheel towing for the F-450 sits at a best 32,500 pounds, while accepted (bumper) towing maxes out at 24,200 pounds. In case you were wondering, those are all best-in-class metrics.
We should additionally agenda that the Ability Stroke agent is the alone agent advantage for the 2020 Ford Super Duty. Ram offers two agent engines to accommodated its clients’ needs, with the big-boy Cummins actuality a $9,100 upgrade.
“We’re aflame to be in the nation’s better barter bazaar at the State Fair of Texas announcement we’ve surpassed the kilotorque barrier and fabricated it accepted with every auto barter featuring a Ability Stroke agent engine,” said Super Duty arch architect Mike Pruitt.
Ford claims to be finalizing agent specs and towing abstracts for the more-common F-250 and F-350 in SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations. These abstracts are after a agnosticism impressive, but the accuracy is that bodies mostly buy beyond cabs and 4×4 units with affluence of options, so hopefully we won’t accept to delay too continued to acquisition out the real, common specs.
Pricing hasn’t been appear yet but apprehend the barter to go on auction after this year.
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