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Roush Introduces Liquid-Propane-Injected Ford F-250

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Stepping up from its liquid-propane injection kit for the light-duty pickup, Roush Performance Products today introduced an LP-powered Ford F-250 5.4-liter V-8 Super Duty at the 2009 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

“We have had tremendous interest in the Roush propane-powered F-150 and sold several hundred vehicles and conversion kits, but more than that we had people tell us that they would be much more interested if there was a medium-duty pickup available,” said Joe Thompson, vice-president and general manager of Roush Performance.

Roush will offer two options for the 5.4-liter V-8 F-250. Customers will be able to buy either a complete Roush-assembled truck, which will have a three-year/36,000-mile warranty, or purchase a conversion kit to fit existing trucks, which will carry the same warranty. The conversion kit will fit 2009 and 2010 F-250 pickups.

The kit is expected to cost $7,995 before a federal tax credit of $5,000 is applied. Many states also offer credits and rebates toward the purchase or conversion of alternative-fuel vehicles. Additionally, propane prices per gallon tend to be significantly lower than gasoline or diesel.

The Roush propane-powered F-250 will come standard with a 62-gallon fuel tank in the cargo box. This will allow a range of approximately 500 miles, depending on driving habits. An under-bed propane tank will also be available (providing a range of approximately 250 miles).

Roush says there will be no loss of horsepower, torque or towing capacity in the propane-powered F-250 as compared to the truck's gasoline-powered 300-horsepower, 5.4-liter V-8 equivalent.

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