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2008 Ford F-Series Super Duty Trucks


2008 Ford F-Series Super Duty Trucks

2008 Ford Super Duty Introduction at Detroit, 2007

© Dale Wickell

2008 Ford Super Duty Truck Highlights:

Ford introduced a new generation of F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks at the 2007 NAIAS in Detroit, Michigan. The trucks are available as either a 4x4 or 4x2 with your choice of three body styles and two bed lengths. There are three Super Duty engine choices, including a new 6.4-liter diesel. You'll notice quite a few body changes and several new features, including a handy tailgate step, oversized power mirrors that project outwards and a bed extender that folds up for storage along the side of the bed. The new features are a result of Ford's dialog with truck owners.

2008 Ford Super Duty Cab Choices and Bed Length:

The 2008 Ford Super Duty is available in three cab configurations: a Regular cab, a SuperCab with rear seats accessed through rear-opening doors and a more spacious Crew Cab with four full-sized, front opening doors.

Regular Cab trucks are available with an 8-foot bed. SuperCab and Crew Cab trucks can be fitted with either a 6.75 foot bed or the longer 8 foot bed.

2008 Super Duty Engine Choices:

The three engines available on the 2008 Super Duty are a 5.4-liter Triton V-8, a 6.4-liter Triton V-10 and a 6.4-liter Power Stroke Diesel V-8. This new diesel engine replaces the 6.0-liter diesel that's been used in the truck in recent years -- an engine that many owners weren't happy with.

Ford specs list a 6-speed manual transmission and a 5-speed TorqShift automatic transmission, but after looking at the information released by Ford, it isn't clear which engine and transmission combinations are available.

2008 Super Duty Special Features:

One thing I really like about the 2008 Super Duty is the step that drops from the tailgate for easier entry into the bed. There's even a grab handle that helps you steady yourself while stepping up.

The stowable bed extender is another useful feature. My regular bed extender sits in the garage because it takes up too much space when not in use. The Super Duty's extender splits in two, and each half folds against the bedside.

Large power mirrors telescope inwards and outwards and even lay flat against the truck when you need to move through tight areas.

New Features for the F-450 Super Duty:

The 2008 F-450 is available for the first time with a factory pickup bed. For 2008 Ford is also offering the F-450 as a King Ranch edition, but the F-250 King Ranch is still available. King Ranch trucks are always outfitted with unique leather seats that have saddle-style stitching.

More to Come:

We'll have pricing and more information about the 2008 Super Duty as we approach its release date, March of 2007.

Be sure to take a look at the 2008 Ford F-Series Super Duty Photo Gallery.

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