Ford Confirms 3.2-Liter Five-Cylinder Diesel for US-Spec Transit Van
In Europe, it produces 197 hp and 470 Nm (347 lb-ft) of torque and it is still unclear if the US-spec version will have the exact same output, but even if ti doesn’t it will still be close. The Power Stroke unit will be built in South Africa, and it will be shipped to Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant, where the Transit is to be built. It is so far the second confirmed engine, after the 3.5-liter EcoBoost petrol engine, both of which will be available with six-speed automatic transmissions.
The new Transit goes on sale in the US next year, and we think that even in the US, the diesel engine will still be the much better bet, in terms of both performance and economy. It will also be able to run on B20 biodiesel, further emphasizing its ‘green’ qualities.