Ford’s Class-Exclusive 7.3L Gas V8 Delivers Unmatched Power For Your Fleet

March 25th, 2024 by

Ford's Class-Exclusive 7.3L Gas V8 available to order at Bill Brown Ford in Livonia, MI

Ford’s 7.3L Gas V8 Engine Redefines Medium-Duty Truck Power Capabilities

At Bill Brown Ford, we understand that in the competitive landscape of medium-duty trucks, the choice between gas and diesel engines remains a critical decision for fleet owners in terms of efficiency, cost, and performance. While diesel engines have traditionally been the go-to for endurance and strength, the Class-Exclusive 7.3L Gas V8 on the Ford F-650 and F-750 offers a more cost-effective option with lower purchase prices and reduced maintenance without compromising performance. 

This gas-powered engine gets the job done with its substantial horsepower and torque, suitable for the rigorous demands of a medium-duty truck. Deciding if the 7.3L Gas V8 is the right fit for your fleet depends on operational needs, including mileage, payload, and the nature of the tasks at hand. Learn more about this innovative gas engine that could be a game-changer for your fleet.


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Is a Gas Engine the Right Fit for Your Fleet? 

When deciding on the right engine type for your next fleet vehicle, it’s essential to weigh the specific demands of your operation against the benefits of gas versus diesel engines. If your fleet’s annual mileage tends to be under 25,000 miles, or if you have drivers without CDL credentials, Ford’s robust 7.3L V8 might offer an optimal blend of performance and cost-effectiveness. For fleets that need a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) under 33,000 pounds and a Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) under 37,000 pounds, gas engines excel in efficiency, helping keep operational costs in check. 

Gas engines also fit a variety of vehicle needs, from small dump trucks and tow operations to service bodies and cargo transport, including specialized applications like Chip trucks. With support for part-time Power Takeoff (PTO) in both stationary and mobile modes, the 7.3L V8 engine’s versatility and efficiency cover a broad spectrum of fleet operations. To discuss your commercial fleet’s needs further, contact Bill Brown Ford’s Fleet Department at 734-237-1097.

Power Capabilities Behind Ford’s 7.3L Gas V8 Engine 

The impressive 7.3L Gas V8 boasts 335 horsepower and 468 lb.-ft. of torque, making it a powerhouse for a range of applications. Understanding the practical implications of the 7.3L Gas V8’s capabilities is essential. When equipped with this engine, the F-650 boasts a GVWR between 26,000 and 29,000 lbs., with the ability to handle a GCWR of up to 37,000 lbs. This makes it an ideal choice for businesses requiring robust performance without the need for a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Similarly, the F-750 Straight Frame enhances its offering with the 7.3L Gas V8 engine, providing a GVWR range of 31,000 to 33,000 lbs. and maintaining the same impressive GCWR of 37,000 lbs. This capability positions the F-750 as a versatile and powerful option for heavier-duty tasks. 

Benefits Of The 7.3L Gas V8 Compared To Diesel

Economic & Efficient: Opting for Ford’s 7.3L Gas V8 for your medium-duty trucks can result in substantial cost savings—up to $9,000 less than diesel-engine models. When paired with the reliable Ford TorqShift HD 6-speed automatic transmission, this engine provides strong performance and the peace of mind that comes with a 5-year/100,000-mile Gas Powertrain Limited Warranty. With gasoline typically costing less than diesel in the U.S., the 7.3L Gas V8 emerges as an appealing choice for reducing fuel expenses, especially for fleets with shorter routes or less annual mileage.

Operational Flexibility & Convenience: Ford’s 7.3L Gas V8 enhances your fleet’s versatility. It meets non-CDL requirements, making driver recruitment easier and expanding your employee pool. The Gaseous Engine Prep Package also facilitates an easy switch to alternative fuels like CNG or LPG, offering a sustainable option and fuel flexibility. Plus, gas engines generally start more easily in cold weather compared to diesel engines—a benefit that’s even more significant when switching to CNG or propane, guaranteeing dependable performance throughout the year.

Gas vs. Diesel: The 7.3L Gas V8 also holds several advantages over traditional diesel engines. It requires less emissions hardware, reducing maintenance and eliminating the need for consumables like Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF), Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) Systems, and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF). This results in a lighter overall curb weight, enhancing efficiency and handling. Additionally, routine maintenance is less complicated and more cost-effective compared to diesel, saving time and money and making the 7.3L Gas V8 a smart choice for fleets looking to maximize efficiency and minimize operational costs.

Custom Order The F-650 & F-750 At Bill Brown Ford In Livonia, MI

Custom order your new gas Medium-Duty Ford F-650 and F-750 truck at Bill Brown Ford in Livonia, Michigan! Our local Ford dealer has redefined the commercial vehicle purchasing experience, prioritizing customer satisfaction. Our custom ordering process, coupled with the largest inventory of commercial vehicles in the region, caters uniquely to the demands of Michigan business owners. By choosing our facility, you align with a team dedicated to providing comprehensive service and support, ensuring your business’s automotive needs are met with the highest standards of excellence. 

Unlike other dealerships, Bill Brown Ford is your one-stop solution for all commercial vehicle needs. We take pride in our deep understanding and ability to not just sell, but also maintain your fleet efficiently. With master technicians at our facility, we ensure top-tier service for every aspect of your commercial vehicle requirements.

Experience the difference with our specialized sales and service teams, and let us help you streamline your commercial fleet operations. Contact us via email at [email protected] or at 734-237-1097 to place your order today!


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