2018 Ford F-450 Super Duty Atlanta GA

side view of a black 2018 Ford F-450 Super Duty towing a horse trailer along a dirt road

Some jobs require a behemoth of a truck in order to handle the load – or tow the load, as it may be. When that’s the case, you need a truck that is powerful and capable enough to get the job done, but also one that’s still easily maneuverable and fuel efficient enough to not cost you an arm and a leg at the pump. In other words, you need a 2018 Ford F-450 Super Duty, which we have right here at Akins Ford near Atlanta, GA.

That’s because the new Ford F-450 Super Duty offers best-in-class power and capability ratings to go along with smooth handling and surprisingly high gas mileage. It can offer all of these things thanks to its impressive new diesel powertrain, the features and capabilities of which we’re going to cover extensively right here.



Exploring the Features and Capabilities of the Diesel Powertrain for the 2018 Ford F-450 Super Duty at Akins Ford near Atlanta GA

All six 2018 Ford F-450 Super Duty trim levels feature a standard diesel powertrain. That powertrain features a 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 Turbo Diesel engine that provides you with up to 450 horsepower and 935 pound-feet of torque, both of which are best-in-class for diesel engine options. The diesel powertrain of the new Ford F-450 Super Duty lineup also features a TorqShift Heavy-Duty 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission to go along with upgraded and enhanced diesel engine exhaust braking, a mono-beam Wide Track front suspension with an extended axle, dual extra heavy duty alternators, and a front stabilizer bar.

All of those things help the 2018 F-450 Super Duty handle like a dream. But that’s not all that goes into the new F-450 Super Duty’s impressive maneuverability. The 2018 Ford F-450 Super Duty also features an optimized trailer sway control system, an integrated trailer brake controller, and a live drive power takeoff system.

The new Ford F-450 Super Duty also offers best-in-class towing and hauling ratings. These include the ability to tow up to 21,000 pounds (max conventional towing), 27,500 pounds (max fifth-wheel towing), or 34,000 pounds (max gooseneck towing). The new Ford F-450 Super Duty also offers a maximum hauling rating of up to 7,630 pounds.

For more information on the 2018 Ford F-450 Super Duty lineup, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable staff here at Akins Ford near Atlanta, GA.