2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty Augusta GA
You’ve been on the hunt for your favorite truck model, the Ford F-250 Super Duty. This truck series is the stuff of legends, and the 2012 F-250 is one of their best efforts to date. Let the Ford truck pros at William Mizell Ford find your ideal 2012 F-250 model. We’ll also ensure you a superior buying experience loaded with value. But first, let’s get into what makes the 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty such an incredible ride.
Ford upgraded several things about its Super Duty line of pickups in the 2012 model year, most notably the addition of a new, more powerful diesel engine and a new heavy-duty automatic transmission. The resulting increase in conventional towing capacity to 17,500 pounds for the F-350 and F-450 dual-rear wheel models gave them a significant edge over the competition. An F-450 DRW with a fifth-wheel tows up to 24,500 pounds, nearly a ton more than the equivalent Chevrolet Silverado. Towing and hauling are critical on heavy-duty pickups because the ability to do the job is ultimately the deciding factor when purchasing. New for 2012 was the option for a compressed natural gas/propane prep engine and fifth-wheel availability in models with the 6.75-foot cargo box. The 2012 Super duty has towing and hauling capability in spades, thanks in part to a turbocharged diesel engine that produces 800 lb.-ft. of torque and can run on B20 biodiesel. Regular, SuperCab or Crew Cab configurations are available with either a 6.75- or 8-foot cargo box.
The crown jewel of the Super Duty is the 6.7-liter, turbocharged, direct-injection V-8 diesel engine that produces 800 lb. ft. of torque and 400 horsepower. The dual-side compressor wheel contained in a single housing offers the advantages of a twin turbocharger in a smaller package, delivering the fast response of a small turbo and the capacity of a large turbo. Using eight-hole piezo injectors the 29,000-psi fuel system delivers up to five injections per cylinder, per cycle. In addition to meeting 2010 federal emissions standards for nitrogen oxides, the new engine can operate on low-sulfur diesel or B20 biodiesel. The 6.2-liter V-8 gasoline engine outperforms its predecessor, producing 405 lb. ft. of torque and 385 horsepower – an increase of 40 ft.-lb. and 85 horsepower over the 5.4-liter V-8.
Along with the new engines, Ford also produced a new transmission designed to manage the torque of the diesel engine while delivering greater fuel efficiency with either power plant. Tow Haul mode has been improved and there’s an integrated engine exhaust brake and SelectShift Automatic capability, which includes Progressive Range Select and a manual mode. A Live Drive Power Take Off option allows the transmission to drive auxiliary equipment such as snowplows, aerial lifts, tow truck lifts, cement mixers or dump trucks.
Towing has always been a key strength of the Super Duty lineup and improvements for 2012 included an optional factory-installed fifth wheel and gooseneck substructure and the addition of Trailer Sway Control to the Super Duty line, which is integrated with AdvanceTrac and Roll Stability Control (standard on all single rear wheel configurations). AdvanceTrac’s software monitors the truck’s motion when a trailer is attached and the TSC can detect trailer sway and apply precise braking or reduce engine output to mitigate unwanted movement. F-450 4x4 equipped with a fifth-wheel can tow up to 24,500 pounds. Additional towing and off-road control features include Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, Electronic Locking Differential and standard tire pressure monitoring system on all SRW models.
With all that said, it’s no wonder the super Duty line of trucks works hard to get it done for you; particularly the 2012 F-250. No matter your pleasure, when it comes to the Ford Super Duty, there are none tougher. Visit the Augusta area’s number one family Ford dealership to find your own new or Pre-Owned Ford F-250 today. William Mizell Ford will make it happen for you.