It is likely that the chassis does not change much, but it should be expected. It is more than likely that the new 2019 Ford F-450 has the same chassis that was launched more than two years ago. This provides the structural rigidity that the truck must tow up to 30,000 pounds or more in certain configurations.
The 2019 Ford F-450 is the older brother of Ford’s robust F-250 and F-350 models, but handles slightly different heavy loads. The 1.5 ton version has standard commercial tires of 19.5 inches and a wider front and rear track. At the front, it has an extra width of five inches and more than the back of the foot, which improves its stability during towing and offers better maneuverability, as its front wheels can turn faster. On the other hand, the 2019 Ford F-450 shares exterior design with smaller brothers, including aluminum body panels and styling elements. However, this truck only comes in the form of the crew cabin and with the 8.2 foot loading surface and the double rear axle. This truck will come back with the same finishing options and the style will change with each version. The basic version will have black grilles and bumpers, LED lights for roofs, stirrups, etc. The XLT version will use chrome style elements, while the Lariat will add fog lights. The upper levels will get body color bumpers, front and rear LED lighting units, and so on.
The interior 2019 Ford F-450 of the 1.5 ton Ford Super Duty will also be transformed from the XL model equipped with fabric upholstery and leather benches and cabinets treated with contrast stitching. The truck will also offer an updated Sync infotainment system, heated and ventilated front seats, multiple seats with massage function, wood trim and more. The truck will also be equipped in some versions of active safety systems such as panoramic vision cameras, trailer camera system and trailer, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, etc.
Although nothing is official, it seems that the 2019 Ford F-450 may present a new engine that was not available before. The truck has the same bumper opening as all EcoBoost F-150 models, which is very interesting to watch. A similar contribution has already been used for the 6.7 liter turbocharged V8, but the grill was much larger. The new truck seems to have a narrow and narrow grille that could suggest the use of a new 3.5 liter engine. This would probably be added as an alternative to the older naturally aspirated 6.2 liter V8 petrol. While it’s still great for what it is, the engine no longer meets the latest fuel consumption standards. With this, the 3.5 liter EcoBoost, with more than 400 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque, would provide better performance while being more efficient. With the new engine, it also seems that Ford’s latest 10 speed automatic transmission can be used on the 2019 Ford F-450. This would give the truck a little more versatility than before and allow the driver to better use the engine.
The 2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty will arrive at dealerships later this year. The price range will not move away from the current.