Back in 2011, Ford set a new standard for power and reliability in a 3/4-ton truck with the release of the F-250 with a newly designed 6.7L Powerstroke engine. Built from compacted graphite iron (CGI), the high-performance diesel engine saw further upgrades in 2015, hauling Ford back to the top of the super duty heap, with its combination of a massive 860-pound-feet of torque and best-in-class 440 horsepower. And now, F-250 owners get even more good news as Derive Systems unveils their new 6.7L F-250 powertrain calibration, a big step forward in delivering all that power without emptying your wallet at the fuel pump.
Released this week, Derive’s new calibration moves beyond speed governing and idle reduction to adjust key performance parameters, improving fuel economy and decreasing emissions. The result is a savings of more than 10% on fuel costs in typical city driving conditions. Fuel economy, which was once a knock on the Ford super duty engines, is now one of its greatest strengths, with the CGI construction leading to a 160-pound drop in engine weight and Derive tuning further trimming both fuel consumption and emissions.
It’s easy to move forward with Derive and installation is easy with their handheld programmer. Simply plug the programmer into the vehicles OBDII port and use the simple electronic keypad to upload the advanced software in a matter of minutes.
To find out more about Derive’s engine calibration technology and how it can help fleet managers get the most from their Ford F-250s, please visit http://derivesystems.com/efficiency.