Keeping up with its own tradition of being on the leading front of heavy – duty trucks, Ford has only recently revealed a brand new 2017 Ford F-250 Platinum. With this truck, the American manufacturer aims to re-establish itself as the undisputed leader in the truck market, with the introduction of new innovations and features, as well as multiple advances in various areas.
2017 Ford F-250 Platinum – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
One of the most obvious differences of the new F-250 is its noticeably enhanced size, and larger frame rails, when compared to previous models. The overall design is considerably bolder and a bit more aggressive. The front of the truck is dominated by a massive chrome grille that expands all the way into the headlights, which have also gone through a revamp, and now come in a bigger size than before. The new 2017 Ford F-250 Platinum, which is offered as a crew-cab model, is also distinguished by large 20-inch alloy wheels, state-of-the-art LED headlights and foglights, LED taillights, and a remote tailgate release.
Similarly to its exterior, the interior of the 2017 Ford F-250 Platinum is more spacious and roomier than the previous models. This is mostly due to the introduction of new, extended body shells. In order to provide maximum comfort for the driver and the passengers, the truck comes equipped with a set of 10 – way adjustable power seats, that only come in with the Platinum edition.
The seats themselves are multi-contour and possess a massage, as well as heating and cooling functions. The truck’s cabin is almost completely covered in high quality, sumptuous leather. And provides the luxury exclusively found in luxury cars. When it comes to the tech equipment, the new F-250 features an adaptive cruise control, the Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera system, as well as a new Trailer Reverse Guidance system.
For the entertainment purposes, the interior comes with a brand new version of the Ford Sync 3 system. The system features a sensible, easy-to-use menu layout and easy-to-read fonts. Additionally, this system supports Bluetooth smartphone pairing, alongside an Android Auto support and Apple CarPlay.
2017 Ford F-250 Platinum – Engine and Performance
The new 2017 Ford F-250 Platinum features a standard 6.2-liter gasoline V8 engine. This tweaked engine version is capable of producing 385 hp and a max torque of 430 lb-ft. There is also an optional engine variant. That is a 6.7-litre turbodiesel V8, which is capable of putting out 440 hp and 925 lb-ft of torque. Both engines come with a 6-speed automatic transmission, with a manual shifting mode.
With these specs, the new truck from Ford is expected to reach a top speed of 100 mph. And go from 0 to 62 in between 7 and 8 seconds. Rear-wheel drive comes as a standard, whereas a four-wheel drive comes to an option. The maximum towing weight for the 2017 F-250 Platinum is estimated at 18.000 lb.
2017 Ford F-250 Platinum – Price and Release Date
Since it is a premium version, the new Ford F-250 Platinum 2017 will come with a price of 63.305$. Significantly more than for the standard versions. The release date of the truck is slated for early 2017.