It's official. We now know what engine will be an option on Ford's all-new Transit full size van...
And the proven 3.2L five cylinder diesel, with a stellar global reputation, seems like a good choice. The little common-rail Power Stroke is capable of producing rail pressure as high as 26,100 psi, comes with 8-hole piezo injectors capable of five injection events per cycle (to keep noise and emissions down), and an electronically actuated, Garrett variable nozzle turbo built to spin as fast as 197,800 rpm!
The engine itself is comprised of a gray-iron block, stuffed with cast-aluminum, and low-friction-coated pistons. Up top sits an aluminum, DOHC, 4-valve cylinder head. Emissions equipment entails EGR, including a water-cooled, electronically controlled EGR (cold side) valve, DPF, and SCR systems.
European versions of this engine make 197 hp and 347 lb-ft, and while numbers are yet to be released from Ford for the U.S. version, you can bet it will be close to these same power ratings. We'll note that 90-percent of its peak torque is available from 1,700 rpm to 3,500 rpm, too.