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PTSUPERD
03-27-2012, 02:29 PM
Customer came in with this thing today. His company has been demoing it for Ford Motor Company. They are not available in the US as of yet. This one had all metric/European gauges

Its a Ford Transit Van dually. 3.2 diesel with a 6 speed transmission. he says he has been averaging 20-23 mpg.

Unveiling is in Michigan next month from my understanding.

http://powerstrokearmy.com/photopost/data/500/medium/2012-03-27_15-10-59_934.jpg

http://powerstrokearmy.com/photopost/data/500/medium/2012-03-27_15-11-13_539.jpg

Michigan tags:

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Beans71086
03-27-2012, 02:36 PM
That's pretty sweet! Is that 3.2 a new lil powerstroke? 23mpg in a sprinter should equal 25-26 in an f150. :-)

woodduck97
03-27-2012, 02:38 PM
Damn that is bad ass. Hope it is better then the transit connects.

PTSUPERD
03-27-2012, 02:39 PM
That's pretty sweet! Is that 3.2 a new lil powerstroke? 23mpg in a sprinter should equal 25-26 in an f150. :-)

My first thought was f150. My truck would be gone if that happened....

dasboot
03-27-2012, 02:40 PM
We service alot of RV sprinters, Ford would be a fool to pass up this market. The small van rv market is growing.

PTSUPERD
03-27-2012, 02:41 PM
This guy loved it. He was over 6 ft and said he can easily stand up and walk in it.

SDS97_7.3
03-27-2012, 02:44 PM
That motor is very popular in Europe. It's rated at 197hp and 347tq.

JAP
03-27-2012, 02:56 PM
http://blogs.dieselpowermag.com/6799413/whats-new/ford-transit-rumored-to-get-diesel-option/

Hotrodtractor
03-27-2012, 03:04 PM
I almost wish I could get a one of the Rangers with that engine..... it says its offered in the "Global" Ranger in the Diesel Power article.

Spatel23
03-27-2012, 03:12 PM
I had a Sprinter diesel that we used for shuttle service here and it was great until it started having issues with injectors etc.
Traded it in on a Chevy 3500 Express van and this thing drinks fuel.

Id be all over that Ford Transit.

Zaairman
03-27-2012, 03:19 PM
It looks like it's 2/3rds the size of an extended roof Sprinter. I bet it'd be very popular here with companies, especially union places.

97strokn&smokn
03-27-2012, 03:34 PM
My first thought was f150. My truck would be gone if that happened....

I got dibs on your truck if that happens.

Dave
03-27-2012, 03:38 PM
Damn that is bad ass. Hope it is better then the transit connects.

Its basically an oversized transit connect.

But cool. Wonder if they will offer a cab chassis version for ambulances?

02BigD
03-27-2012, 05:23 PM
That's pretty sweet! Is that 3.2 a new lil powerstroke? 23mpg in a sprinter should equal 25-26 in an f150. :-)

:whs:

Damn that is bad ass. Hope it is better then the transit connects.

Do you or anyone have any experience with them? I was toying with grabbing one as a marketing/occasional light equipment hauler for work, BUT have gotten 3 lukewarm reviews from people around here.

My first thought was f150. My truck would be gone if that happened....

:whs:

This guy loved it. He was over 6 ft and said he can easily stand up and walk in it.

A concern much lower on your list than most...

It was just too easy

One edit: it really sucks we can't hides a comment with with font color white like we could on PSN, kinda ruined the above joke...

SDS97_7.3
03-27-2012, 05:30 PM
Do you or anyone have any experience with them? I was toying with grabbing one as a marketing/occasional light equipment hauler for work, BUT have gotten 3 lukewarm reviews from people around here.


The Co. my dad and uncle work for started to switch over to them. My dad opted out and stayed with the full size Chevy, my uncle decided to get a transit, and now regrets it. It gets the same millage as the full size chevy (15-16mpg) and he can't move in the back as easily which has his workstation.

Dieselcraft
03-27-2012, 05:32 PM
the new e-sereis

02BigD
03-27-2012, 06:09 PM
The Co. my dad and uncle work for started to switch over to them. My dad opted out and stayed with the full size Chevy, my uncle decided to get a transit, and now regrets it. It gets the same millage as the full size chevy (15-16mpg) and he can't move in the back as easily which has his workstation.

Awesome. That's exactly the comparison relevant for me. Thank you.

As much as I am a Ford man, our long wheelbase Chevy 3500 vans with the big V8's haven't missed a beat. Front ends suck, but the rest of the trucks have really impressed.

Worstenemy453
03-27-2012, 10:06 PM
:whs:



Do you or anyone have any experience with them? I was toying with grabbing one as a marketing/occasional light equipment hauler for work, BUT have gotten 3 lukewarm reviews from people around here.



:whs:



A concern much lower on your list than most...

It was just too easy

One edit: it really sucks we can't hides a comment with with font color white like we could on PSN, kinda ruined the above joke...

You can hide it better by using the grey at the top right of the color choices or the one directly under it. Not a complete blend in, but better than black lol.

CamTom12
03-27-2012, 10:44 PM
Is anyone else hoping for this to happen just for a wrecked van for a motor swap?

outacntrl
03-27-2012, 10:57 PM
I saw a 1 of those running around the Boeing plant in Seattle a few months ago. Also saw another Ford box truck with a 4.4 powerstroke badge on the side of it.

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dietoremain
03-27-2012, 11:21 PM
Yeah the transits are very popular in europe.. just saw the top gear today where they had em it was funny.

PTSUPERD
12-10-2012, 12:39 PM
bump.

imelmo
12-10-2012, 12:49 PM
bump.


LOL

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jdc753
12-10-2012, 01:17 PM
That will be pretty sweet to see Ford come out with a competitor to the Daimlar-chrystler sprinters. The small diesel option will be pretty nice too.



http://powerstrokearmy.com/photopost/data/500/medium/2012-03-27_15-11-13_539.jpg


These body lines and breakups would drive me nuts though. Pretty typical with the sprinter style vans and european trucks but just seems unfinished or pieced together. Plus that side blinker is terrible lol.

02BigD
12-12-2012, 08:39 AM
bump.

Huh?

TooMuch03
12-12-2012, 08:56 AM
Is anyone else hoping for this to happen just for a wrecked van for a motor swap?

I know I am.

I always wanted to find a wrecked Ford LCF and put the 4.5L V6 powerstroke in an F150

imelmo
12-12-2012, 09:35 AM
Is anyone else hoping for this to happen just for a wrecked van for a motor swap?


That would be pretty sweet.

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Fordguy100
12-12-2012, 12:40 PM
Did they ever unveil this thing? Is it coming to the market or no?

edit* Looks like its on Fords website, 2014 model year.

Ford diesel girl
12-12-2012, 12:49 PM
My first thought was f150. My truck would be gone if that happened....

A pinked out, baby, Pinky truck! LOL

Jarrod B
12-12-2012, 01:36 PM
Its basically an oversized transit connect.

But cool. Wonder if they will offer a cab chassis version for ambulances?

That would be my thought. But I wonder if they are going back to the truck style ones again. There are many here in CS that are the dodge 6.7 trucks. Or the gm trucks.

imelmo
12-12-2012, 01:55 PM
Did they ever unveil this thing? Is it coming to the market or no?

edit* Looks like its on Fords website, 2014 model year.


http://www.ford.com/commercial-trucks/transit/2014/

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7.3psd97444
12-12-2012, 07:59 PM
In response to the original post: Ford is an American company but the van was let loose to other countrys or "elsewhere" before the US? Makes no sense.

Jarrod B
12-12-2012, 08:41 PM
In response to the original post: Ford is an American company but the van was let loose to other countrys or "elsewhere" before the US? Makes no sense.

epa............

7.3psd97444
12-12-2012, 09:45 PM
epa............

such a sad thing.

Kbryant777
12-20-2012, 08:29 AM
My first thought was f150. My truck would be gone if that happened....

If that happens let me know, I would buy V ice in a heartbeat.