As part of a major focus on fuel economy, the entire engine lineup for the F-150 was updated for the 2011 model year. Archived from on February 12, 2009. Longer and lower than its predecessors, these trucks had increased dimensions and new engine and gearbox choices. While remaining part of the F-Series, the Super Duty trucks use a different platform architecture, powertrain, and design language, primarily as they are intended for heavy-duty work use. Code H : Cast-Iron, Overhead valve design 352 cubic inch displacement Compression rato: 10. The all-new 1957 Ford was a landmark truck for two related reasons. Following a poor market reception, the unibody pickup bed design was withdrawn during the 1963 model year.
The 255 V8 was simply a 5. Since 1967, the cab design has changed only in 1980 and in 2000. Perhaps the most rare of this series is the Heavy Duty Special, often confused with the Camper Special. In Australia, Ford F-series trucks are imported and converted to right-hand drive by several Australian importers, mostly by the Harrison Motoring Group, which as become the largest importer of F-Series vehicles in the Southern Hemisphere. Following the introduction of the tenth-generation F-150, the F-250 and F-350 continued into production into the 1998 model year, becoming part of the line as they were replaced in 1999. Front disc brakes, increased cabin dimensions, full double wall bed construction, increased use of galvanized steel. Also, the 1980—1983 F-100 was never offered with four-wheel-drive.
Archived from on May 30, 2014. For 1978, square headlights replaced the previous models' round ones on higher trim package models, such as Lariat and Ranger, and in 1979 became standard equipment. In production since 1948, the F-Series includes , , and. In 1999, the F-250 and F-350 pickups were introduced as the 1999 model line. Following the introduction of the fifth-generation F-Series in 1967, the medium-duty trucks were designed separately from the pickup truck range. In 1995, the Eddie Bauer trim made its return. By February 1999, the f-150-based F-250 was discontinued and the Super Duty trucks finally marketed for sale.
In 2001, the F-150 became the first pickup truck in its size segment to become available with four full-size doors. International Navistar also increased the displacement of their 6. An automatic transmission is the only option. Archived from on January 9, 2013. Along with two new V8 engines, the F-150 gained a new 3. Ford also introduced additional variants of the F-150.
It was distinguished by a unique seven-lug bolt pattern for the wheels. The original Styleside box was still available until 1963 — either as an alternative to the Unibody Styleside or required Styleside on four-wheel-drives and one-tons. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first Ford factory-produced truck the 1917 , Ford offered a 75th anniversary package on its 1992 F-series, consisting of a stripe package, an argent colored step bumper, and special 75th anniversary logos. Previously available only as a chassis-cab model, the F-450 now was available as a pickup directly from Ford. In another change, the model nomenclature of the F-Series was expanded to three numbers; this remains in use in the present day. Although based on an all-new chassis and separate bodywork, the cab was sourced from the F-Series. A six-speed automatic is the sole transmission paired with both engines.
The Explorer Special was introduced as a lower-priced variant of the Ranger trim. The interior was also completely redesigned in 1987. For much of its production life, the vans shared a high degree of mechanical commonality with the F-Series; in the late 1970s, some body components were shared. However, the pickup was unable to finish due to a catch-up crash with another car in the middle of the road during stage seven. Also the F-100 received a redesigned front bumper, which stayed in production until 1979. Mercury sold the F-Series as the from 1948 to 1968 in its Canadian sales network alongside the Econoline and medium-duty trucks ; during the 2000s, Lincoln sold the and later the.
F-series Heavy Duty like F-250, F-350 are available in Super Cab and Crew cab with long bed, but the F-450 is available only in a chassis version. Archived from on September 30, 2007. In line with Ford cars, the 1956 F-Series offered seat belts as an option. Largely previewed by the concept vehicle at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, the new design marked several extensive changes to the F-Series design. Introduced in early 1996 as a 1997 model, the F-150 was a completely new vehicle in comparison from its predecessor.
Ford F-150 light-duty type The 1987 F-Series carried over the same body style from the seventh generation, yet sported a new rounded front clip that improved aerodynamics, as well as the softening of body lines around the rear of the bed and fender arches around the wheel wells. In the interest of fuel economy, Ford designers reduced curb weight of the F-150 by nearly 750 pounds, without physically altering its exterior footprint. Medium duty Ford F-Series would carry the 1980—1986 interior design until 2000 though pickups were restyled again in 1987 and 1992 , with very subtle changes such as window glass and electronics. The transmissions available on SuperCab models were a four-speed or five-speed manual; regular cab models were also available with automatic transmission. In January 2011, two Raptors started in the Argentina-Chile Dakar Rally in , with Campillay driving the more reliable Raptor No. A recent study conducted by and published on the Ford Motor Company website listed the Ford F-250 Super Duty as the longest-lasting vehicle and Expedition, Explorer and F-150 among the top 20 longest-lasting vehicles. Medium-duty F-Series F600-F900 were also redesigned; although they shared the cabin of the smaller pickup trucks, the largest version of F-Series now wore a bonnet with separate front wings like the.