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2017 Ford F-250 lands at Performax

The alloy-bodied Ford F-250 offers a solid weight saving over previous models.
The alloy-bodied Ford F-250 offers a solid weight saving over previous models.

The F-250 joins up with the smaller F-150, but comes with the hugely respected PowerStroke V8 diesel, which makes 328kW @ 2,800rpm, and 1,254Nm @ 1,800rpm. This runs through a six-speed automatic gearbox, with part-time 4WD.

Along with a traditional steel ladder chassis, the new F-250 saves up to 140kg with the use of aluminium bodywork. You can tow up to 7,200kg, depending on your license, but accurate payloads have not been listed yet.

2017 Ford F-250 is now available to order through Performax International.
2017 Ford F-250 is now available to order through Performax International.

This joins an ever-growing list of American rigs available through Gympie-based Performax, who do the full right-hand conversion and compliance. Recently, they announced the Nissan Titan coming in for conversion. Performax also offer RHD versions of the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Denali, and Toyota Tundra, amongst others.

The F-150 is a bit smaller than the full-sized F-250, and comes with a different set of engines. Along with a petrol turbo V6, Ford is looking to use a 3.0-litre V6 diesel as well.

Prices start at around $119,000 for the F-250 Super Duty, with Performax quoting around $150,000 for a well-specced Lariat. There is also to option of high-spec King Ranch and Platinum models as well, depending on how deep your pockets are.

Let us know in the comments below: Would you spend the dollars on one of these rigs?

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  • I would like to own the latest f250 v8 diesel dual cab ,they look a very smart vehicle , I would like one parked in my garage

  • Would love one of those F-250 V8 D rigs , decked out for ‘around and across Australia’ boat towing and camping duties, Have seen a few well appointed ‘sleeper -cab’ camping rigs on my travels and they look tough ,capable, tow with ease, and the owners love them. (all i need to do is win Tatts)

  • And VW claim that they have the most powerful duel cab in Aus.
    I have seen a couple of these towing big towable boats that you would not consider towing with anything smaller.
    Horses for courses.
    Just a shame they are so expensive in Australia when compared to the same vehicle in the USA.

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