Ford reveals diesel F-150 at North American International Auto Show

  • Ford F-150 to offer 3.0 litre V6 diesel with SinterCast-CGI cylinder block
  • First-ever diesel for F-150 pick-up to begin sales in autumn 2017
  • Two SinterCast-CGI engine options available in America’s best-selling vehicle

[Detroit, 10 January 2017] – The 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) provided a positive start to the year, with the unveiling of a new SinterCast-CGI diesel engine for the Ford F-150.  The introduction of a diesel engine in the F-150 pick-up affirms the important contribution of diesel for meeting current and future corporate average fuel economy requirements.

The Ford F-150 pick-up, America’s best-selling truck for 40 consecutive years and best-selling vehicle for 35 years, will offer a 3.0 litre V6 turbo diesel in the model year 2018 line-up.  Based on a SinterCast-CGI cylinder block, the engine will be the first-ever diesel offered in the F-150.  Together with the 2.7 litre V6 SinterCast-CGI EcoBoost®petrol engine, the introduction of the diesel engine results in two of the five F-150 engine options being based on SinterCast-CGI cylinder blocks.  Diesel sales are scheduled to begin in the autumn of 2017.

“SinterCast identified diesel engines as an important contributor to fuel economy and driveability in the North American pick-up sector more than ten years ago.  Today, SinterCast-CGI diesel engines are available in three of the five full size pick-ups in the American market, confirming our initial outlook and confirming the role for modern clean diesel engines as an important part of the solution for improved fuel economy and reduced CO2emissions” said Dr. Steve Dawson, President & CEO of SinterCast.  “Of the five engine options available for the 2018 Ford F-150, the two SinterCast-CGI engines provide the smallest displacement and the highest fuel efficiency.  SinterCast and its stakeholders can be proud of this contribution to the environment.”

For more information:

Dr. Steve Dawson
President & CEO
SinterCast AB (publ) 
Tel:  +46 8 660 7750
e-mail: steve.dawson@sintercast.com 

SinterCast is the world’s leading supplier of process control technology for the reliable high volume production of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI). With at least 75% higher tensile strength, 45% higher stiffness and approximately double the fatigue strength of conventional grey cast iron and aluminium, CGI allows engine designers to improve performance, fuel economy and durability while reducing engine size, weight, noise and emissions. The SinterCast technology, with 44 installations in 13 countries, is primarily used for the production of petrol and diesel engine cylinder blocks and exhaust components for passenger vehicles, medium-duty and heavy-duty cylinder blocks and heads for commercial vehicles, and industrial power engine components for marine, rail, off-road and stationary engine applications. SinterCast supports the series production of components ranging from 2 kg to 9 tonnes, all using the same proven process control technology.  The SinterCast share is quoted on the Small Cap segment of the Stockholm NASDAQ OMX stock exchange (Stockholmsbörsen: SINT). For more information: http://www.sintercast.com

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