American model Ford Transit will go on sale later in 2013. The model will receive power from a 3.2-liter Power Stroke 5-cylinder diesel engine which provides reliability, durability and refinement. This will also be the only 5-cylinder diesel engine powering a commercial van in the US. This engine is actually part of the most fuel efficient lineup in the history of Ford. For example, in 2013, the carmaker will offer eight vehicles rated at 40 mpg or higher. On the European market the engine of the Ford Transit was certified at 197 horsepower and 347 lb. ft. of torque. Just like the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 that powers the Ford F-Series Super Duty trucks, the fuel system has been carefully tailored and calibrated for combustion efficiency by the American specialists. The 3.2-liter turbo diesel got piezoelectric fuel injectors fed through a high-pressure common rail fuel system and also through advanced emissions technologies. Each injector nozzle has eight spray holes and can deliver up to five injections per combustion cycle. A pilot injection controls noise levels and for power generation it is used a main injector.
In terms of technical elements, the engine includes durable, rigid sand-cast gray iron cylinder block, aluminum cylinder heads with double overhead cams and 4-valves per cylinder, variable nozzle turbocharger with electronic actuation and it is also expected to be B2- biodiesel compatible. Also included is a water-cooled high-performance electric-controlled exhaust gas recirculation valve. This 3.2-liter Power Stroke is one of several engines available for Transit in the US, including the 3.5-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine. Either way, all will be paired to a Ford 6R80 6-speed automatic transmission. The 3.2-liter is manufactured in South Africa and the carmaker received a $1.1 billion investment for the Ford Transit. These are all the detail available, at least, for now.
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