The 2011 Ford Super Duty pickup has been redesigned and now includes upgrades and a new base sticker price. The heavy duty pickup truck has seen a price increase of around $2000 for the 2011 Ford Super Duty F-250. The current price for the base model 2010 Super Duty F-250 XL 4x2 regular cab (the bottom -of-the-barrel model) starts at around $26,850, while the new 2011 will start at $28,995 when it goes on sale this spring.
Along with the higher price, the Super Duty line of Ford trucks get several upgrades. For starters, the interior is all-new and boasts such features as an in-dash display for important performance data and information and also lockable underseat storage compartments.
The current five-speed transmission is being replaced with a new six-speed transmission. This new 'TorqShift'? transmission for the 2011 trucks will help them with significant improvements to both fuel economy and performance. A 6.2-liter V8 engine comes as standard equipment and is the first diesel V-8 engine designed in-house for Ford. An optional 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel is also capable of running on B20 biodiesel. The Ford Super Duty is the current leader and Best in Class in towing capacity with a maximum towing limit of trailer weight at over 24,600 pounds.
Ford has already had this new Super Duty Series line out in the trenches being tested in some harsh work conditions. Trucks were sent to the soggy swamps of Florida, freezing areas of Wyoming and to dry and dusty ranches and construction sites in Texas for extensive testing and abuse in the hands of commercial businesses. Telematics technology is being used by Ford engineers to retrieve data on the daily performance of each truck. The information is being used for analysis of the trucks, their capabilities and for future improvements. The data is also being posted and updated online for the public to see for themselves just what these trucks are capable of.
The all new 2011 Ford Super Duty Series goes on sale this spring and is sure to be another big boost for Ford.