The Ford F350 is a full-size pickup truck which entered production in 1953 at the Dearborn plant in Michigan. The American company offered the model in two different body styles namely two-door pickup and four-door panel truck. In terms of power, the F350 benefited from various engines ranging from an entry-level 3.5-liter straight-six with 101 horsepower to a 4.5-liter V8 unit producing 173 horses, a unit introduced three years later.
Ten generations later, the American company introduces the newest Ford F350 at the North American International Auto Show in 2008 with the production scheduled to start later that year at Ford’s facility in Kansas City.
The new F350 is based on the Ford P2 platform and is available with a variety of engines ranging from a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 to a 6.2-liter V8 unit capable of delivering 411 horsepower and 588 Nm of torque. These units are available with a choice of four-speed and six-speed automatic transmissions.
The diesel units get a new TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission along the Live Drive PTO system. In terms of comfort, Ford offers the XL, XLT, Lariat and King Ranch trim levels but also different variants offering five or six seats.