I did hear something a while ago. something like they were going to make a V6 version of the power stroke and but it in the F150s but i havent heard anything else about it. they are probably waiting to see how their new motor goes!
Or more likely when diesel became more expensive than gasoline. We (the U.S.) as a whole still think of diesel as those big ugly stinky slow vehicles. And we (the performance diesel community), are not doing our part to help out that image, we are starting to, but there are still to many people that think it is really cool to leave a big black stinky clound behind them whenever they step on the throttle.
When I worked at Ford I had an F150 diesel that I was working on. It was the 4.5L V6, which was 3/4 of a 6.0L. It was scrapped because International (who was responsible for the engine) could not make it meet light duty emissions standards and make enough power to get out of it's own way. We were seeing 0-60 times over 20 seconds.
That same engine is in the Ford LCF medium duty along with it's International twin. With a GVWR rating over 14,000 pounds it has to meet a MUCH easier emissions target.
the 4.5 V6 diesel powered F150 plan was scrapped back in 04 when it was determined that there was not enough market to produce then, annd the cost would be too expensive due to the added polution controls that were needed to meet EPA bullscap regulations.
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