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Posted: 03/05/12 04:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ford Transit van will be offered with EcoBoost V6


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Very cool. I look forward to seeing Bs built on that platform.


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yes.


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In terms of immediate relevance to Type C motorhomes, the Transit will be supplanting the E-150 van. Heavier vans (E-250, E-350), and chassis for box trucks, ambulances and motorhomes will be using continued production of the present E-series.

It is what I expected. The N. America version of the Transit will have to use drive trains certified to EPA standards, rather than what has been developed for global markets, This means borrowing from the F-series and possibly our compact to mid-size SUV platforms.

I would like to see EPA certification of the global market turbo-diesel drivetrains, for the Transit, which are 1.8 to 2.4 liters. Considering that our diesel emissions standards are quite different from those of the EU or any Asian markets, and the drivetrains in question have all been manual transmission in global markets, I just don't see thathappening for the U.S. version any time soon. Just like we can't get a Transit Connect with a small turbo diesel and 5 or 6 speed manual.

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I'd love to see the cutaway version of it brought to this country and become the platform for a Winnie View size RV. I know it is used in European and Australian RV's


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That's really a shame about the 250 and 350 sizes.

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tatest wrote:

Considering that our diesel emissions standards are quite different from those of the EU or any Asian markets, and the drivetrains in question have all been manual transmission in global markets, I just don't see thathappening for the U.S. version any time soon. Just like we can't get a Transit Connect with a small turbo diesel and 5 or 6 speed manual.

More like AMT's ,not manuals as you know them.In other words they can be used as an automatic for a lot of driving, but you can select a clutchless manual for other modes. I think Ford's Durashift Automatic is not a AMT and only operates on the RWD Transits.

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Eventually the Transit will totally replace the E-Series.
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n October 2011, Ford confirmed the North American version, as the United Auto Workers revealed the retooling of the facility in Kansas City, Missouri for its assembly. Ford also registered trademark applications for Ford T-250, T-350, T-450, and T-550, which indicates that the Transit will likely follow the same naming scheme as the E-Series to differentiate itself from the smaller, mechanically unrelated Transit Connect that was introduced in North American in 2010


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The plan is to end the E-series production (for many reasons). As Robert stated, expect the T-350 and T-450 in a RV showroom near you in the next few years!


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