The 2017 Ford Super Duty F-450 crew cab has been spied testing near Howell, in the State of Michigan, USA, by Instagram user fred.foster.
The rear fenders of the mule appear to be boxy and makeshift; maybe Ford will design the production body in a way that the rear fenders no longer extensively bulge out. The Ram 3500 dual-axle models are good examples of a compact rear well executed.
The biggest speculation with the fourth generation Super Duty series is if Ford will go for an all-aluminum construction instead of the traditional steel body, like it did with the thirteenth generation F-150.
The current generation Ford Super Duty range is offered with a 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 petrol engine that produces 385 hp and 405 lb.-ft. (549 Nm) of torque, and a 6.7-liter turbocharged V8 diesel engine that churns out 440 hp and 860 lb.-ft. (1,146 Nm) of torque. The F-450 models are offered only with diesel engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission is standard across the range. It will be interesting to see what Ford picks out for the next generation model’s propulsion duties.
The 2017 F-150 Raptor was announced with a new 10-speed automatic transmission and reports say that the new automatic transmission will eventually be offered on the standard variant too. Regardless of whether the non-raptor F-150s gain it, the 2017 Ford Super Duty should come with it, considering the fact that it will be the company’s flagship pickup truck. The all-new model is likely to be unveiled at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
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