CHICAGO, Ill. — Ford Motor Co. will use a new diesel engine from International Corp. in its largest trucks, as competition for buyers stiffens.
Ford contends the new 6-liter Power Stroke V-8 will deliver more power, better fuel economy and reduced emissions compared to the 7.3-liter Navistar engine it will replace.
The engine, rated at 325hp and 550lb-ft. of torque, will be offered in F-Series Super Duty pickups and the Ford Excursion sport-utility starting early next year.
Ford says it sells about 250,000 of the beefed up diesels a year, mostly to buyers looking for towing capacity. But after dominating the market for years, Ford has come under pressure in the past year from General Motors, which has increased production of its Isuzu-designed V-8 Duramax diesel.
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