Reportedly, the new 2023 Ford F-550 will introduce significant upgrades. This makes perfect sense, having in mind that the F-450 model will also gain a dramatic makeover. Besides that, the F-550 truck will also arrive with more standard features and new optional amenities. As a result, this model will provide a more modern cabin.
Of course, if you want real luxury, the only way is to choose one of the range-topping trim levels. The F-550 truck looks modern and sharp, it offers a good level of comfort and it also generates a lot of power. From what we know, Blue Oval will not introduce new powertrain options. However, the current engine lineup could get slightly more power.
Ford F-550 Specs
The upcoming 2023 Ford F-550 is available with two powertrain options. The base engine is a 7.3-liter V8 gasoline variant producing 350 horsepower. This engine also generates up to 470 lb-ft of torque. The same engine is standard in the F-450 model. A 6.2-liter engine is no longer available because it is an aging powerplant and inefficient.
The most impressive characteristic of the F-550 truck is its powerful 6.7-liter PowerStroke engine. The available turbodiesel V8 generates 330 horsepower and up to 825 lb-ft of torque. Ford, on the other hand, claimed that the diesel engine would provide even more torque in 2022, probably over 1,000 lb-ft. Ford’s TorqShift 10-speed automatic transmission is superb. The F-550 Diesel has a 40,000-pound towing capability, which is impressive.
The cabin of the 2023 Ford F-550 is getting additional upgrades. The interior overhaul is not going to happen, but Blue Oval will provide interesting refreshments. For a start, Ford will upgrade the current 4.2-inch instrument cluster. Of course, we expect a new and larger unit that should be offered as standard. Moreover, a dashboard is getting a new design and we also expect new cloth upholstery.
On the other hand, the existing and optional leather upholstery will remain. Navigation is still optional in the entry-level models, but this could change in the near future. If you want more luxury such as a 12-inch touchscreen, a new SYNC4 infotainment system, and more, the range-topping trim levels are the way to go.
The new 2023 Ford F-550 is a big vehicle that appears to be both powerful and appealing. There are several setups to choose from. The Lariat Sport Appearance package is the most popular. This is an aftermarket package that comprises body-colored bumpers, a more appealing grille, and new mirrors. This model also includes black running boards and a chrome exhaust tip.
We’d highly recommend an optional XLT Value Package. Anyway, the F-550 model is getting reshaped grille, new bumpers and the result is the somewhat bolder truck. The rear part comes with the same taillights. You can still choose between three cab setups, including a regular cab, luxury cab, and a super crew cab.
2023 Ford F-550 Release Date, Price
The price of the forthcoming 2023 Ford F-550 will start at $42,000. On the other hand, the Lariat trim level should be available for about $54,000. This truck provides numerous trim levels, packages, and wheelbase options. The sales will begin next summer, and Ford is yet to reveal more details.