Ford will add two new packages for the 2009 F-Series Super Duty line of trucks: the Cabela’s FX4 for the outdoor enthusiast and for the first time, the Harley-Davidson F-450 pickup.
All four Super Duty trim levels, XL, XLT, FX4, and Lariat, come with new standard features. The XL, the no frills workhorse version, now comes standard with air conditioning, Securilock, and manual trailer tow mirrors. The XLT, a step up from the XL, now has power heated trailer tow mirrors, privacy glass, integrated trailer brake controller, remote keyless entry and Securilock as standard features.
The Cabela’s FX4 package features a unique two-tone paint scheme in five colors: Ebony, Oxford White, Forest Green Metallic, Royal Red Metallic and Silver Metallic with Sterling Grey Metallic lower body accents, running boards and wheel lip moldings. Custom mud flaps and unique Cabela’s badging finish off the exterior.
The Harley-Davidson F-450 features a unique blue-flame paint scheme that starts at the side vents and runs down to the box side of the truck. The flame design scheme is carried through to the interior gauges in the instrument panel. The custom perforated black leather wrapped seats, door panels and center console cover reveal blue leather underneath giving the same blue-flame effect as the exterior. Harley-Davidson badges are present on the fenders and tailgate, along with "Harley-Davidson" script located on the box side.
Who cares about gas prices when you’ve got flames on your truck? For the 2009 Ford’s Super Duty line-up will receive two new special editions: the Cabela’s FX4 and Harley-Davidson F-450 pickups.
The Cabela FX4 is being offered in a two-tone paint scheme available in one of five colors — Ebony, Oxford White, Forest Green Metallic, Royal Red Metallic or Silver Metallic — contrasted with Sterling Grey Metallic.
The Harley-Davidson Edition F-450 will feature on the exterior blue flames that run the length of the truck, plus unique blue and chromed plastic engine vents just behind the front wheels. The fenders and tailgate will wear Harley-Davidson badges, and "Harley-Davidson" will be spelled out on the sides of the cargo box. The blue-flame effect will also be carried over on the interior to the black leather seats, door panels and center console.
Ford is developing a lightweight, more fuel-efficient pickup truck to slot in below its flagship F-150.
The new pickup truck, code-named P525, is being engineered on the F-150’s platform. But it will be lighter and slightly smaller, supplier and industry sources told Automotive News. The pickup is scheduled to go into production during the first half of 2011 at Ford’s Michigan Truck Plant in Wayne, Mich., sources said.
Ford may call the truck the F-100, bringing back a nameplate used for decades beginning in the 1950s. The new truck is larger than the Ford Ranger. But it might help take the place of that compact pickup, which could go out of production in 2009 when Ford’s Twin Cities plant in St. Paul., Minn., closes. Ford hasn’t said whether the Ranger will continue.
The new pickup is in Ford’s cycle plan, sources said. But it has not received final approval.
And talking about the new CO2 emissions regulations, how to you think a pick-up like the Ford F-150 will obey this regulation? Not very well; that’s for sure. But, no worry, if you really like pick-ups, but also care about the environment, Ford announced they start working on a smaller pick-up, based on the F-150, called F-100 and set to be launched in 2011.
The next generation F-1150, set to be launched in 2012 will also focus on "weight savings and manufacturing flexibility". It will be built on the body-on-frame platform, and the same one, with a few modifications will be used for the F-100.
The F-100 is expected to be just under 9/10ths the size of the 2009 F-150 - a form factor that the 2000-2006 Toyota Tundra was roundly criticized for not too long ago. But that was before U.S. fuel prices skyrocketed to over $3.50 a gallon for regular gasoline and demand for half-ton trucks began to dramatically shrink. F-150 sales have fallen 15.5% through April from 2007 levels.
Engine choices are said to include naturally aspirated and ’EcoBoost’ twin turbo gasoline direct injection V6 engines and one V8 gas motor. We’re also hoping Ford offers its 2010 4.4-liter light duty diesel V8 as an option. The engine mix will be critical as Ford seeks to meet 2015’s 28.6 miles-per-gallon CAFE target for light duty trucks that was recently established by the federal government.
For those who know of GeigerCars.de, the tuning specialists native to Munich, this name instantly calls to mind their impressive Hummer SUVs. Up until now, these SUVs have long been regarded as the sumo kings amongst automobiles – however GeigerCars.de has decided to change all that and have now served up something significantly larger on their plate: the Ford F-650.
This monster truck is a solid 21.3 feet long and brings an entire 5.2 tons of curb weight to the scale. The car’s documentation will attest to the fact that the vehicle has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 7.5 tons. As it just lies under the limit, the Ford F-650 can be driven based on the regulations of the “old” class 3 driver’s license. The wheelbase totals 15.1 feet - just barely under the total length of a Hummer H2 (15.8 feet, 2.9 tons). Next to the Ford F-650 the Hummer H2 takes on the appearance of a compact car.
A simple push of the F-650s ignition button awakens the diesel engine typical of American trucks. The 6.7 liter capacity of the formidable Cummins diesel engine is distributed amongst only six cylinders, which means the combustion chambers take on the dimensions of milk bottles.
Project “Power Storm” fuses extreme off-road with pro-street muscle to create this one-of-a-kind monster truck. Fabtech lifted the F-350 10 inches over stock and bolted the four-link suspension, Dirt Logic coil over shocks and a Fabtech custom
The all-new 2008 Ford F-Series Super Duty – the toughest truck on the planet – is also one of the easiest to customize. And with the help of DeBerti, Super Duty is even tougher and more capable for the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas.
The successful alliance between American icons Ford Motor Company and Harley-Davidson Motor Company rolls on with the launch the 2008 105th Anniversary Edition Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-Series Super Duty.
The 2008 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 is the most powerful F-Series truck ever. The new limited-edition truck is the third supercharged Ford Harley-Davidson F-150, following the best-selling 2002 and 2003 models that were part of more than 60,000 of the specialty trucks sold since 1999.