The forthcoming 2014 Ford Transit and Transit Connect vans will offer buyers a variety of engine choices when the vehicles reach the market next year, the manufacturer announced.
The Transit, larger than the current E-series and making its North American debut late next year, will feature two gasoline-powered V6 engines borrowed from Ford’s F-150 pickup line, along with a diesel that is being borrowed from the company’s global operations.
Base power will come from a 3.7-liter, naturally aspirated V6 that makes 302 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque in the F-150. A 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, which features twin turbochargers and direct fuel injection, will also be available. That engine produces 365 hp and 420 pound-feet of torque in the F-150. Power ratings for the engines’ application in the Transit have not been finalized, Ford representatives said.
A 3.2-liter diesel sourced from Ford’s global operations will also be available. The turbocharged, inline five-cylinder engine features high-pressure common rail injection, dual overhead cams, and four valves per cylinder, Ford engineers said.