Ford PowerStroke Horsepower, Torque, Specs

Ford Powerstroke Turbodiesel Horsepower & Torque

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This will be a pretty quick and simple article. Below is a chart showing the Ford Powerstroke horsepower and torque for all model years. This covers the 7.3, 6.0, 6.4, and 6.7 liter Powerstroke turbo diesel engines. At the end of the specs we will detail some of the major changes that led to the change in power and torque. Additionally, engine specs have been added for each engine.

Ford Powerstroke Specs & Power by Year

Model YearEngineHP @ RPMTorque @ RPMNotes
19947.3L210 @ 3,000425 lb-ft @ 2,000First year of the 7.3 Powerstroke
19957.3L210 @ 3,000425 lb-ft @ 2,000 
19967.3L215 @ 3,000450 lb-ft @ 2,000 
19977.3L225 @ 3,000450 lb-ft @ 2,000 
19987.3L225 @ 3,000450 lb-ft @ 2,000 
19997.3L235 @ 2,700500 lb-ft @ 1,6007.3L Powerstroke receives an intercooler and higher flowing injectors
20007.3L235 @ 2,700500 lb-ft @ 1,600 
20017.3L250 @ 2,600 (auto), 275 @ 2,800 (man.)505 @ 1,600 (auto), 525 @ 1,600 (man.) 
20027.3L250 @ 2,600 (auto), 275 @ 2,800 (man.)505 @ 1,600 (auto), 525 @ 1,600 (man.) 
20037.3L250 @ 2,600 (auto), 275 @ 2,800 (man.)505 @ 1,600 (auto), 525 @ 1,600 (man.)Final year of 7.3 Powerstroke
20036.0L325 @ 3,300560 lb-ft @ 2,000First year of 6.0 Powerstroke. Both engines were available in 2003
20046.0L325 @ 3,300560 lb-ft @ 2,000 
20056.0L325 @ 3,300570 lb-ft @ 2,000 
20066.0L325 @ 3,300570 lb-ft @ 2,000 
20076.0L325 @ 3,300570 lb-ft @ 2,000 
20086.4L350 @ 3,000650 lb-ft @ 2,000First year for the 6.4 Powerstroke
20096.4L350 @ 3,000650 lb-ft @ 2,000 
20106.4L350 @ 3,000650 lb-ft @ 2,000 
20116.7L400 @ 2,800800 lb-ft @ 1,600Ford builds its own 6.7 Powerstroke in-house
20126.7L400 @ 2,800800 lb-ft @ 1,600 
20136.7L400 @ 2,800800 lb-ft @ 1,600 
20146.7L400 @ 2,800800 lb-ft @ 1,600 
20156.7L440 @ 2,800860 lb-ft @ 1,600Updates to turbo, fuel pump, and injectors
20166.7L440 @ 2,800860 lb-ft @ 1,600 
20176.7L440 @ 2,800925 lb-ft @ 1,600 
20186.7L450 @ 2,800935 lb-ft @ 1,600 
20196.7L450 @ 2,800935 lb-ft @ 1,600 
20206.7L475 @ 2,6001,050 lb-ft @ 1,60010-speed transmission helps support extra power and torque
20216.7L475 @ 2,6001,050 lb-ft @ 1,600 
20226.7L475 @ 2,6001,050 lb-ft @ 1,600
20236.7L475 @ 2,600
HO: 500hp
1,050 lb-ft @ 1,600
HO: 1,200 lb-ft
High output version released offering +25hp and +150 torque

Power & Torque Summary

The 7.3 Powerstroke was no slouch even back in 1994. Its 210 horsepower and 425 torque were very respectable numbers for that period. Ford and International kept up with the times and updated the engine to eventually bring the figures up to 275 horsepower and 525 torque on manual versions.

However, all of the Ford diesel engines pale in comparison to the 3rd generation of the 6.7 Powerstroke. With 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque it has some serious capability. For reference, the engine makes as much torque as some semi-trucks. Albeit, semi-trucks use much larger engines and offer the torque at slightly lower RPM’s. Nonetheless, it shows just how far the Powerstroke engines have come over the years. Even crazier, the high-output version released in 2023 has 1,200lb-ft. of torque, which is 125lb-ft. more than it’s closes competitor, the 6.7 Cummins.

Below we’ll quickly discuss each of the Ford Powerstroke engines along with some updates to increase horsepower and torque.

Ford PowerStroke Horsepower, Torque, Specs

Ford 7.3 Powerstroke (1994-2003)

The Ford/International 7.3L turbodiesel engine made its debut in the 1994 F-250 and F-350. Specs and horsepower were great for the time period of its release. However, there are always areas for small improvements that can lead to big power and torque gains.

The engine went through some minor updates and software tweaks in 1996 and 1997. This helped boost the turbodiesel engine to 215-225hp and 450tq.

In 1999, an intercooler was added to help keep temperatures in check, which in-turn helps the engine make more reliable and consistent power. To support the power and torque increase Ford also made the move to higher flowing fuel injectors. In its final years the 7.3 diesel mated to a manual transmission made an impressive 275 horsepower and 525 torque.

This engine is often regarded as one of the most reliable passenger truck diesel engines in history. It was made prior to the days of strict emission parts, which are known to be problem areas on the newer Powerstroke’s (and many other diesel engines).

7.3 PowerstrokeSpecs
Displacement444 cu. in. (7.3L)
TypeV8 Turbo Diesel
ValvetrainOHV 2-valves/cyclinder
BlockCast iron
HeadCast iron
Compression17.5 to 1
Firing Order1-2-7-3-4-5-6-8
Bore x Stroke4.11 x 4.18 in
104.4 x 106.2 mm
Turbocharger’94-’97: Garrett TP38
’98-’03: Garrett GTP38 (wastegate)
IntercoolerAdded in 1999
FuelingHEUI Injection
Weight~920lbs. dry
Oil Capacity15 quarts
Horsepower210hp – 275hp
Torque425lb-ft. – 525lb-ft.

Ford 6.0 Powerstroke (2003-2007)

In 2003, Ford began phasing out the 7.3 diesel engine with the introduction of the 6.0 Powerstroke. Though the Powerstroke loses a whole 1.3L of displacement it still makes 325 horsepower and 560-570 torque. A solid increase over the previous 7.3L engine.

There were no major updates to power or torque during the span of the 6.0 Powerstroke. Some small tweaks and software updates did occur to boost the engine to 570 torque from 560.

These engines came out during the era of stricter emissions laws. The engine did suffer from some common problems due to these updates. Unfortunately, it’s been a trend for diesel engines in general. A common term related to the 6.0 Powerstroke is bulletproofing, which includes a serious of repairs and upgrades to make them more reliable.

6.0 PowerstrokeSpecs
Displacement365 cu. in. (6.0L)
TypeV8 Turbo Diesel
ValvetrainSingle cam 4-valves/cyclinder
LiftersHydraulic roller
BlockCast iron
HeadCast iron
Compression18.0 to 1
Firing Order1-2-7-3-4-5-6-8
Bore x Stroke3.74 x 4.134 in
95.0 x 105.0 mm
TurbochargerGarrett GT3782VA
variable geometry (VGT)
FuelingHEUI Injection, direct injected
Weight~975lbs. loaded
Oil Capacity15 quarts
Horsepower325hp @ 3,300 RPM
Torque560lb-ft. – 570lb-ft. @ 2,000 RPM

6.4 Powerstroke (2008-2010)

6.4L turbodiesel engines lived the shortest life of all the Powerstroke engine family. It only lasted 3 years and produced 350 horsepower and 650 torque for its whole life. There were no major updates to this engine during its quick run in the F-250 and F-350 trucks.

This is also the last Powerstroke engine made by International. It’s part of the reason the engine was so short lived as Ford began producing its own Powerstroke engine in house.

6.4 PowerstrokeSpecs
Displacement390 cu. in. (6.4L)
TypeV8 Turbo Diesel
ValvetrainOHV 4-valves/cyclinder
LiftersHydraulic roller
BlockCast iron
HeadCast iron
Compression17.5 to 1
Firing Order1-2-7-3-4-5-6-8
Bore x Stroke3.87 x 4.134 in
98.2 x 105.0 mm
TurbochargerCompound VGT, twin sequential
FuelingBosch CP4, direct injected
EmissionsDOC, DPF, EGR
Weight~1,125lbs. loaded
Oil Capacity15 quarts
Horsepower350hp @ 3,000 RPM
Torque650lb-ft. @ 2,000 RPM

6.7L Powerstroke Specs (2011-Present)

The 6.7 Powerstroke engine from Ford offers impressive specs and horsepower. It’s been around for a while now and is now on its 3rd generation. Ford made some great updates to the engine to help improve reliability, horsepower, and torque. It was already a solid engine with 400 horsepower and 800 lb-ft of torque at its release in 2011. However, since then, Ford really took things to the next level.

2015 engines engines saw updates to the exhaust, turbo, and fuel system. These updates led to an increase of 40 horsepower and 60 torque in the first year. Some small updates and software improvements helped squeeze even more power out of the engine up through 2019.

Then – for 2020 model year F-250 and F-350’s – Ford introduced the 3rd generation of the engine. It makes an astounding 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. Yes, 1050 torque! This made the 6.7 Powerstroke the best in class torque.

2023 brought a high-output version of the engine. The high-output version utilizes a larger turbocharger to add 25hp and 150lb-ft. of torque over the standard output engine. Additionally, the Super Duty truck line received a new engine option with the addition of the 6.8L “mini” Godzilla engine, a smaller version of the 7.3L Godzilla.

6.7 PowerstrokeSpecs
Displacement406 cu. in. (6.7L)
TypeV8 Turbo Diesel
ValvetrainOHV 4-valves/cyclinder
LiftersHydraulic roller
BlockCGI (compacted graphite iron)
Compression’11-’19: 16.2 to 1
2020+: 15.8 to 1
Firing Order1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8
Bore x Stroke3.897 x 4.251 in
99.1 x 108.0 mm
Turbocharger’11-’14: Garrett GT32 VGT
’15-’21: Garrett GT37 VGT
FuelingBosch CP4.2, direct injected
EmissionsDOC, DPF, EGR, SCR
Weight~1,100lbs. loaded
Oil Capacity13 quarts
Horsepower400hp – 500hp
Torque800lb-ft. – 1,200lb-ft.

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