By on March 13, 2015

2017 Ford F-250 Aluminum Edition

This is 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty in all of its glory, with the F-350 and F-450 Super Dutys to look like this when they hit the lot, as well.

According to Jalopnik subsidiary Truck Yeah, an anonymous source dropped off the photo with no information about the truck, particularly what’s under the hood. Speculation, however, points to a revised 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel and 6.2-liter gas-powered V8 as likely powertrain possibilities.

The only detail set in stone about the heavier-duty pickups thus far is that, like the F-150, aluminum will be used throughout the body.

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29 Comments on “Autoleaks: 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Revealed...”


  • avatar
    dwford

    This will be interesting. With most of the benefits of aluminum on the F150 skewed towards increased payloads instead of increased fuel economy, I can only imagine what this truck will be able to do.

    • 0 avatar
      Dan

      Dropping 500 pounds of body work on a soft half ton with a 1500 pound payload rating is huge. On a HD truck sprung for 3500-4000 its basically noise.

      • 0 avatar
        Lou_BC

        @Dan – no it isn’t. Look at the war between Ram and Ford when it comes to HD supremacy.
        Ford claims best pickup towing with the F450 BUT the F450 is too heavy and with max tow actually crosses into Class 4 territory which legally isn’t a pickup class.
        Ram claims superiority and legally are correct since the Ram 3500 barely fits into class 3.

        Anyone using HD pickups commercially will be able to legally haul and tow more without bumping up insurance classes. You can also get by with drivers that do not have specialized commercial licences.

        When it comes to civilian personal use the extra capacity will not matter.

  • avatar
    GranMarkeez

    This truck should be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound…

  • avatar
    RobertRyan

    Not a fan of its looks, too overdone. Not a balanced design. As well the new Global Ranger in spy shots , looks a bit average as well

  • avatar
    30-mile fetch

    Just as disgusting and overwrought as the outgoing generation, I see. That’s good, because if it wasn’t a gaudy exercise in plastic chrome run amok, I wouldn’t be able to recognize it as a Superduty.

  • avatar
    IAhawkeye

    Wasn’t a huge fan of the looks of the last generation truck and they honestly made this one look even worse. What the heck are those two large plasti-chrome bars across the middle of the grille for? To prove Ford can compete with Ram in making their trucks uglier?

    • 0 avatar
      DenverMike

      Based on looks, which truck would you pick? Are looks everything? At some point you have to accept what they’re putting out there, take the meds and drive. Or what? Are you a fan of ANY current truck’s looks? What about cars? What do you drive anyway?

      If you’re like me, there isn’t much built since the ’80s or early ’90s that you’d sign off on, if final cosmetic design was completely up to you.

      Tell me you don’t own a current Lexus or Mazda.

      • 0 avatar
        IAhawkeye

        Haha, I’ve only been alive since 93′ so I never got to really experience the cars and trucks of the 80’s or 90’s. I actually really like the new F-150 in the Sport trim, I don’t mind the Tundra, or Sierra either. My comment towards Ram was more based on the Laramie/Rebel which I both dislike.
        I drive a 05 Silverado.
        Cars wise, there’s so many it’d be hard to put all my opinions in one post. But I’ll say Lexus and Mazda are both meh to me. Not that I’m looking to buy anything from either of them anyways.

        • 0 avatar
          DenverMike

          You bought your ’05 regardless looks, right? Trucks are trucks, no? Not everything comes down to cosmetic design, since trucks are just tools, in a way.

          But I have to admit I fell hard for my ’04 F-150’s (then) all-new looks and pulled the trigger mostly on that. Monochrome’d STX. Its drivetrain was a complete carryover so it made more sense.

          • 0 avatar
            IAhawkeye

            I actually like the way my 05 looks. And yes trucks are trucks. And yeah, you’re right it really doesn’t. As long as it all works as it’s supposed to, the looks don’t really matter that much to the people who actually will be buying this.
            The article was basically just a picture of what the new SD is supposed to look like nothing else, no details besides that it will be made of aluminum like the F-150. So that’s why I commented on how I thought it looked.
            I gotta agree with you on those 04′- 08′ trucks were very handsome. My dad had absolutely terrible luck with his 07′, but that’s a different story for a different day.

  • avatar

    Wow The super duty was always Fords best looking truck
    (the previous gen 150 wasn’t too bad) but this is just bad looking kind of like a new sierra and new f150 mashed together I personally think the new 150 is hideous. So basically this is equal parts boring and hideous.

  • avatar
    DownUnder2014

    Yeah I like the current gen Super Duty or Ram more in terms of newer trucks.

  • avatar
    Drzhivago138

    This is pretty much exactly what I was expecting. The body is identical to the F-150 except for the front clip, much like a Ram or Chevy.

    Everyone who’s complaining that it’s overwrought: That’s par for the course in this class of vehicle. H8ters gonna h8.

    • 0 avatar
      30-mile fetch

      If it’s the ugliest in an already ugly lot, it’s fair to point that out. The eye-watering ugliness of that front end is not the unavoidable consequence of the vehicle’s shape, it is the direct result of the poor styling language and apparent juvenile mindset of the designers. For that it deserves criticism.

      I know, I know, I’m swigging the H8TERADE!

      I’m sure it is a fine & capable truck otherwise, there are a number of older superduties in our fleet that see some heavy use and they do the job.

  • avatar
    DenverMike

    Bed sides are a couple inches lower than what looks right, for easy access? The front end looks a little low for a 4X4 with a live front axle. But that squirrel catcher airdam would have to be the 1st to go.

    Its F-series exclusive ‘stepdown’ side windows need to be copied by GM, RAM, all others. Comes from commercial trucks and looks great. Except it helps dramatically with visibility with huge truck mirrors. It brings them down and out of the way. You see over them and not miss a thing. Otherwise you’re bobbing back and forth to not miss the bikers, small cars, etc. Without them, I almost took out a skateboarder in the crosswalk, except I heard him on the rough pavement.

  • avatar
    greaseyknight

    The cab structure looks exactly the same as the ’15 F-150, so after the 17 year experiment of have a different cab they are going back to sharing. Ford has made many changes to the platform over the years, but under the skin its really the same stuff.

    Hood looks a little taller, but that would be needed to cram the Powerstroke in it. Wonder if it can be serviced without pulling the cab?

    • 0 avatar
      DenverMike

      What were they thinking anyway with the 100% different Super Duty? The aluminum thing forced their hands though.

      The cabs only come off for blown head gaskets or worse, which should never really happen. But then the Power Stroke happened.

      • 0 avatar
        greaseyknight

        Can we blame it on CAFE? They probably thought that the aero improvements on the F-150 wouldn’t have been truckey enough for guys buying the heavy duty trucks.

        Looks like this model will still have the manual locking hubs. No MT option, but its still got manual hubs in 2017. I’m all for the reliability and durability but its a little strange.

        • 0 avatar
          DenverMike

          Jellybean was OK for the F-150, but yeah different demo. Less chicks and whatnot.

          And there’s no need for auto hubs. Keep them simple.

          • 0 avatar
            mikeg216

            You can engage the transfer case from inside the cab and lock in the hubs from outside, a failsafe feature. Just like it’s limp mode so you cannot overheat it.

  • avatar
    wmba

    I don’t know why Ford is bothering with this model. Just import the global Ranger with Oz-spec frame, as we’ve been reminded so often. Maybe shove the 3.2 5 cylinder diesel in it just for luck and 40,000 lb tow rating. Not just any diesel engine, mind. The Australian version.

  • avatar
    NoGoYo

    My god, that front end is just…incomprehensible.

  • avatar
    Lou_BC

    I’ll have to see this thing in the wild before i decide on the looks of that snout.


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