Advanced steering, remote tailgate access, premium leather seats and smart software, this is what 2017 Ford F-250 Platinum is all about. This is Ford’s range-topping F-250 trim, and its sale is recently made official by the automaker. Sporting an aluminium-intensive chassis, the 2017 F-250 Platinum has lost a considerable amount of weight to improve its on-road performance and EPA. Check out what all Ford has on offer with its new pickup.
2017 Ford F-250 Platinum – External Body Parts and Inner Cosmetic Changes
Ford did not bring about any stark design changes in its 2017 Ford F-250 Platinum. Also, the pickup has retained its two-bar front grille structure along with box-mesh design. Headlights continue its square-shaped look along with LED fittings. Taillight and rear gate design are kept intact by Ford. However, the pickup’s nose may have dipped a bit to enhance visibility and impart a smoother look.
In addition, the interior design is also same. Bucket seats with heating features, centre console with a black shade, 4×4 with crew cab design and carbon fibre accents all around – Ford has retained all. The automaker promises premium class leatherette both on seats and dash along with telescopic steering wheel with power tilt features.
The 2017 Ford F-250 Platinum sports a massive wheelbase of 142 inches. Ford has not only increased its interior cabin legroom but has also enhanced its cargo bed volume. The total width of the pickup measures at 80 inches while its overall height is around 78 inches. Ground clearance from the top of its load floor is around 36.1 inches.
Ground clearance from the pickup’s floor is nearly 8.5 inches. This is due to its massive 17-inch wheels. Cargo box length is around 98.1 inches while its width is set at 67 inches. Ford has increased the total cargo volume to over 78.5 cubic feet.
Powertrain of 2017 Ford F-250 Platinum
Ford has released its F-250 Platinum 2017 with two engine options:
- The first is a 16-valve 6.2-liter V8. This unit will be capable of delivering around 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque.
- The bigger unit is a turbocharged 32-valve 6.7-liter V8 diesel engine. Output power rating for this unit is around 440 hp, and torque output is around 925 lb-ft.
Also, a 6-speed automatic transmission system will be mated to both the engines. With these in place, the 2017 Ford F-250 Platinum will reach a top speed of around 100 mph. Its aluminium-intensive chassis improved its acceleration figures a bit. Also, Ford claims that the pickup will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in around 7 seconds and will reach 100 mph in a total 15 seconds.
2017 Ford F-250 Platinum – Safety and Technology
In conclusion, the Ford Platinum’s entertainment will come with an 8-inch infotainment system along with a 4-speaker audio system. All the regulars like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, voice activated navigation and automatic climate control will be available. The pickup will also boast Ford exclusive trailer sway control.
As for the safety of 2017 Ford F-250 Platinum trim is concerned, the pickup will come with advanced traction control, side impact beams, rear view camera with parking assist and forward collision control. Finally, blind spot monitoring system and lane keep assist may be included as standard in this range-topping model.