- The 2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty lineup, including a restyled King Ranch model, debuts on Thursday at the State Fair of Texas.
- 2015 F-Series Super Duty trucks will start arriving in showrooms next spring.
- Pricing has not been announced.
DALLAS — The 2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty lineup, including a restyled King Ranch model, debuted on Thursday at the State Fair of Texas.
Other updates include a more powerful 6.7-liter PowerStroke turbodiesel V8 engine and increased towing capabilities.
But specifications about the 2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks are sketchy at this point.
"We're not releasing numbers on towing, horsepower or torque," said Mike Levine, a Ford spokesman, in a phone conversation with Edmunds.
The 2015 F-Series Super Duty lineup will start arriving in showrooms next spring. The upgraded F-450 will be available by summer.
The 2015 F-450 gets a strengthened frame, suspension, new commercial-grade 19.5-inch wheels and tires, and core work components shared with F-Series Super Duty chassis cab models.
Pricing has not been announced on the big Ford trucks, said Levine. But he said the popular Lariat and high-end Platinum Super Duty trucks would return for 2015. The Platinum model debuted in 2013.
The base 2014 Ford F-250 XL Super Duty starts at $31,075, including a $995 destination charge. The base 2014 Ford F-250 Platinum starts at $54,280, including shipping.
The 2015 F-Series Super Duty King Ranch gets a new, darker Caribou paint for the wheel lip moldings, bumpers and lower body. The bed rail caps, bumper caps and running boards get black trim. The "Running W," the brand used on cattle at the King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas, is used on the seatbacks and center console.
Without releasing engine specifications on the upgraded 6.7-liter PowerStroke turbodiesel V8 engine, Ford noted that one improvement is a larger GT37 turbocharger that replaces the previous GT32 model, "enabling more airflow to the engine to produce more power beyond today's 400 horsepower and 800 pound-feet of torque."
Ford said a further benefit of the larger turbo is improved engine exhaust braking, which is manually controlled by a button on the dashboard.
"Extra braking power helps reduce wear and tear on wheel brakes and requires less manual brake application from the driver, especially on downhill grades," the company said.
The 2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks will compete with the 2015 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty pickup trucks and the Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD pickup trucks.
Edmunds says: Ford gets in on the hoopla at the State Fair of Texas with the unveiling of its 2015 F-Series Super Duty trucks.