Ford confirms 3.2L 5-cylinder diesel for Transit in the U.S.

FoMoCo announced today that its new Transit full-size van, that will go on sale next year, will get a 3.2 liter Power Stroke 5-cylinder diesel. The new diesel is Ford’s second in North America and is offered in the global Ford Ranger pickups in world markets.

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“Commercial van drivers spend most of their working hours behind the wheel. We know they want a fuel-efficient diesel engine with smooth, responsive performance and low operating costs,” said Joe Bakaj, Ford vice president of Powertrain Engineering. “The 3.2-liter Power Stroke engine has been developed and proven globally to deliver a world-class combination of power, fuel economy and refinement.”

While technical specs have not yet been certified, in Europe, the engine produces 197 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of torque.

Technical features of the new Power Stroke 3.2-liter include:
  • Quick-start glow plugs that enable smooth and fast startups at temperatures down to -10 degrees F
  • Durable, rigid sand-cast gray iron cylinder block
  • Aluminum cylinder head with double overhead cams and four valves per cylinder
  • Advanced common rail piezoelectric fuel injectors that deliver multiple injections per stroke to improve performance and reduce NVH; maximum fuel pressure is 26,100 psi
  • Variable nozzle turbocharger with electronic actuation; maximum impellor speed of 197,800 rpm
  • First application of selective catalytic reduction for reduced nitrogen oxide emissions in a Ford van
  • Integrated diesel oxidation catalyst and diesel particulate filter to save space
  • Expected to be B20 biodiesel compatible

– By: Omar Rana