2023 Ford Super Duty Getting New 6.8-Liter Monster V8

For almost 10 years Ford has doubled down on its EcoBoost V6 engine platform. Everything from the incredible GT to Ford’s moneymaker, the F-150, uses the engine. So it is a bit surprising that it just announced the 2023 F-250 Super Duty is getting a new V8. A big V8. Like 6.8-liters big. 

More details are emerging as we get closer to the new F-250 launch this fall. Most of the engines available in Ford’s Super Duty trucks will be the same as the previous model according to Ford Authority. That is, except for a new naturally-aspirated 6.8-liter monster V8. 

What engines will the 2023 F-250 have?

2022 Ford F-250
2022 Ford F-250 | Ford

The 2022 F-250 is currently available with the 7.3-liter Godzilla V8, a 6.2-liter Boss V8, and the 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8. The 6.2-liter engine has been around the longest, so some are speculating the 6.8 engine will replace it. 

So the 6.8, if it does replace the Boss engine, would fit nicely between the 7.3-liter gas-powered engine, and the Power Stroke diesel engine. The single-overhead Boss cranks out 411 hp and 435 ft-lbs of torque. With the 7.3-liter, you get 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. Both of those figures are segment-leading. 

So we would expect the 7.3 to see a bump in horsepower and torque, with the new 6.8-liter being around 420 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. As of now, Ford isn’t saying one way or the other. But there is still news surrounding the 2023 Super Duty.

With the 2023 F-250 exterior change?

2022 Ford F-250
2022 Ford F-250 | Ford

Spy shots in and around Detroit show a refreshed exterior. The front fascia shares similar styling to the F-150, incorporating the signature C-shaped LED headlights. There will also be different grilles based on trim levels. 

Inside, we expect an updated cabin. Based on what we see in the current F-150, we expect a larger infotainment screen and an adjacent display on the center console. The overall design and fabrics should be all new as well. 

Ford is headed for a poor F-Series sales year

2022 Ford F-250
2022 Ford F-250 | Ford

While supply chain issues are plaguing the entire auto industry, Ford is headed for a drastically reduced number of trucks sold. It only gives quarterly figures for total F-Series production, so we don’t know how many are Super Duty trucks. But last year it manufactured over 725,000 F-Series trucks. This year, it is headed for around 425,000 pickups. 

A typical year for F-Series sales is between 750,000 and 850,000. So you can see that production may be cut in half this year. We suspect that Ford is looking forward to its new F-250 to help bring those numbers back up in 2023. 

If you’re ready to place an order, you can do that beginning on October 7. 

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