• Ford-motorenfabriek in Dagenham produceert nieuwe 3,0-liter dieselmotor voor F-150 pick-up met hoogste prestaties in zijn klasse
  • Eerste diesel ooit voor marktleider F-150 goed voor 250 pk en 596 Nm koppel bij 1.750 tpm. Maximaal aanhangwagengewicht van 5.171 kg
  • Dagenham, Ford grootste dieselmotorenfabriek wereldwijd, produceerde vorig jaar 800.000 motoren, inclusief de recent geïntroduceerde 2,0-liter en 1,5-liter EcoBlue-dieselmotoren

De motorenfabriek van Ford in het Britse Dagenham gaat de nieuwe 3,0-liter Power Stroke dieselmotor produceren voor de Ford F-150. Het is voor het eerst dat Ford in deze pick-up voor de Noord-Amerikaanse markt een dieselmotor levert. Lees verder


De krachtbron blinkt uit door zijn hoge koppel, waarmee de F-150 in zijn klasse toonaangevend is op het gebied van trek- en laadcapaciteit. De levering op de Noord-Amerikaanse markt start later dit jaar.

Ford heeft de ontwikkeling van dieselmotoren in Europa geconcentreerd. De experts in de fabriek in Dagenham krijgen daarbij support van het Dunton Technical Centre in het Verenigd Koninkrijk, het Merkenich Technical Centre en het Ford European Research and Innovation Centre, beide gevestigd in Duitsland.

De motorenfabriek in Dagenham is de grootste productiefaciliteit van diesels van Ford wereldwijd. Er werken 3.000 mensen. De jaarproductie bedraagt 800.000 motoren.

Ford verkocht in 2017 in de Verenigde Staten 896.764 F-Serie pick-ups – een stijging van 9,3 procent ten opzichte van het jaar daarvoor en het hoogste verkoopresultaat sinds 2005. De F-Serie is al 41 jaar marktleider en dus de bestverkochte pick-up in Noord-Amerika.

Lees hieronder het complete Engelstalige persbericht:

Assembled at Ford’s Dagenham Engine Plant, U.K., the first-ever diesel powertrain for the top-selling F-150 delivers 250 horsepower (253 PS) and 440 lb/ft (596 Nm) of torque in U.S.-specification – more than any other diesel-powered pickup in its segment.

Peak torque is delivered from 1,750 rpm, contributing to the F-150’s 11,400 lb (5,171 kg) towing capacity and 2,020 lb (916 kg) payload capacity, alongside targeted EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway rating fuel-efficiency, according to U.S. testing conventions.

“For every truck owner who wants strong fuel economy while they tow and haul, we offer a new 3.0-litre Power Stroke V6 engine that dreams are made of,” said Dave Filipe, vice president Global Powertrain Engineering. “The more you tow and the longer you haul, the more you’ll appreciate its class-leading towing and payload capacity and how efficient it is at the pump.”

Ford’s Dagenham Engine Plant, the company’s largest diesel engine production facility globally, employs 3,000 people and last year produced 800,000 engines for the U.K. and export to markets globally.

“The unbeatable pulling power of a diesel engine makes it the perfect match for the iconic F 150 pickup, something F-Series fans in the U.S. are about to discover for themselves,” said Stephen Gill, director, Powertrain Engineering, Ford of Europe. “Ford of Europe’s expertise in diesel extends beyond manufacturing. Our Dagenham Diesel Centre, U.K., is a centre of excellence for the development of sophisticated diesel engines, including the 2.0-litre Ford EcoBlue and all new 1.5-litre Ford EcoBlue.”

The new 3.0-litre Power Stroke delivers enhanced strength and reduced weight using technologies including compacted-graphite iron cylinder block construction and a forged-steel crank.

For greater responsiveness and reduced turbo lag, the engine features high-efficiency variable-geometry turbocharger. A common-rail fuel injection system precisely optimises performance and fuel-efficiency, while a high-pressure 29,000 psi (2,000 bar) fuel injection calibration enables smoother, quieter operation with reduced emissions.

Dual fuel filters are added for improved break-in, while a cast-aluminium oil pan and two-stage oil pump mean reduced parasitic loss and improved fuel-efficiency. A premium mechanical engine-driven fan and dual radiator shutters arrangement offers improved high temperature, high-altitude performance – a key advantage versus the electric cooling fans used by competitors.

In more moderate driving and towing conditions, the F-150 engine control system backs off the fan load through a viscous coupler, closing down the two radiator shutters for improved aerodynamic efficiency and reduced parasitic engine loss.

Improved fuel-efficiency and emissions are supported by a specially calibrated SelectShift® 10-speed automatic transmission and Auto Start-Stop.

Ford sold 896,764 F-Series trucks in the U.S. in 2017 – a 9.3 per cent increase year-over-year, representing its best performance since 2005. Last year, the F-Series marked 41 years as America’s Best-Selling Pickup.

Europe is a leading region for Ford global diesel engine development, with experts based in Dagenham as well as the Dunton Technical Centre, U.K.; Merkenich Technical Centre, Germany; and the Ford European Research and Innovation Centre, Germany.


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