2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty Unveiled With New 7.3L V8 Engine, 10-Speed Auto

The Ford F-Series Super Duty has been refreshed for the new model year with a series of upgrades, the most important being the addition of a new 7.3-liter V8 engine, which joins the standard 6.2-liter V8 gasoline unit.

Ford’s still holding on to the performance specs, but they did say that it’s “the most powerful gasoline V8 in its class”, and that it uses a new cam-in-block, overhead valve architecture with cast iron block and forged crankshaft.

The company added that the V8 will offer sufficient towing and payload capabilities.

Along with the introduction of the new V8 engine, Ford has also launched a new 10-speed automatic transmission. It fits in the same space as the 6-speed, weighs 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg) more and features selectable driving modes such as Normal, Tow/Haul, Eco, Slippery and Deep Sand and Snow.

The gearbox can be coupled to the 7.3-liter mill and the third-gen 6.7-liter V8 diesel. The latter has been upgraded with new injection system, redesigned turbo geometry and others, which results in more power and torque.

The revised front end design optimizes cooling. There are new LED headlights, reworked front and rear bumpers, tailgate and taillights, as well as several trim updates inside.

For the 2020MY, the Super Duty gets the new Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which helps drivers maneuver large trailers into tight spaces easier than before. Moreover, all new Super Duties come with a 4G LTE modem with Wi-Fi access for up to 10 devices, and can be specced with a wireless charging pad, in addition to other optional extras.

Making the driving part safer are the Lane-Keeping Alert, Blind Spot Information with trailer coverage monitors, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection. These are standard on the XLT and above.

Ford’s new 2020 F-Series Super Duty will arrive at North American dealers this fall, with a possible introduction at the Chicago Auto Show.

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  • alex n

    Want!!!

  • TheAmerican2point0

    That looks pretty damn good.

  • Michael_66589

    please offer 7.3 V8 in Mustang as option…

    • donald seymour

      You must don’t like people at cars & coffee?

  • donald seymour

    I like the previous front end better.

  • Belthronding

    white one looks seductive

  • kachuks

    I’m starting to consider and HD truck. I have nothing to haul and I’ll be accused of overcompensating. But my reasoning is that a truck with these type of capabilities coupled with my grandpa driving habits should equal a truck that will last me a few decades.

    However, it’s hard to test the theory when you consider how much these trucks cost. And I’d definitely go with a Cummins underneath the hood.

  • The-Fez

    Can’t wait to be blinded by those redesigned LED headlights.

  • cbATL

    The interior just looks generic compared to a Dodge Ram

    • BGM

      Sadly you’re right. The Ford Super Duty is the base vehicle for my dream ride, the Earthroamer. I wish they’d spruce it up a bit. You know, in case I win the lotto.

    • Benjamin B.

      Dodge doesn’t make the Ram. Ram and Dodge are both FCA brands, but the companies are completely divorced now. The largest Dodge is the Durango crossover.

  • jon4uu

    Cam-in-block, OHV with cast iron block? Lol, what was old is new again I guess. Explains why GM stuck with the design all these years.

    • TheAmerican2point0

      Tends to be more reliable and smaller

    • Ken Lyns

      Chevy doesn’t offer the 454 anymore in a production truck, does it?

  • donald seymour

    Thanks!

  • U8INIT

    Ford sure does know how to make a tailgate applique sharp looking…

  • AnEmptyStreet

    That 7.3 gasser will make for a solid replacement to the 6.8 V10. Better packaging, reliability, and power. Probably more fuel efficient too despite the larger displacement, especially with the 10 speed.

  • Jay

    Would’ve looked much better with the old shaped grille and head lights. New led style looks good though.

  • schnittz

    Looks good! Too bad that it’s still weak aluminum and has cheap plastics that warp and crack.

  • MarketAndChurch

    Every truck in the HD market now look amazing, but I think the GMC 2500 HD looks the best, in AT4 or Denali trim.

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