This Ford F-150 Prototype Sure Sounds Like A Diesel

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What do we have here? You hear that? That sounds like a diesel in a Ford F-150 mule. We’ve heard pretty confident rumors before about Ford’s interest in developing a diesel F-150 model, and this new video seems to feature just that.

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Check out the clattery noise and custom panels of the F-150, from Off-Road.com via spy photog Brian Williams:

The earlier reports claimed that Ford would develop a diesel model of the new generation of the F-150 pickup and likely source the engine from Jaguar-Land Rover, which would mean a 3.0 liter V6 diesel good for around 250 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque.

Despite the recent bad publicity on diesel coming from Volkswagen’s offerings, Nissan will offer a Cummins Diesel option for its new crew cab Titan XD and GM offers a Duramax with the new Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. But the current Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is the obvious target for a prospective diesel F-150, which apparently is now happening!

Hat tip to HammerheadFistpunch in Oppo!

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DISCUSSION

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Camoflage fail... if they didn’t have the dazzle camo on those quarter panels nobody would have paid any attention to that truck.

Then again, maybe they were wanting someone to notice?