2014 Ford Transit gets turbo diesel engine in the U.S. image

The 2014 Ford Transit will get a 3.2 liter turbo diesel I-5 engine in the United States as the carmaker has recently announced.

According to the North American based automaker, the 2014 Ford Transit will get a 3.2 liter I-5 turbo diesel engine under its hood, which is expected to produce a total output of 197 HP, with a peak torque of 347 lb-ft, about the same output received by the unit on the Old Continent too. 90 percent of the engine’s torque will be available between 1,700 rpm and 3,500 rpm. In the United States, the engine will be mated t o a six-speed automatic transmission, which will send power to the rear-wheel drive.

The EPA fuel economy figures haven’t been announced yet but it’s believed the numbers will stand at 20 mpg combined. Future owners living in cold weather states across the U.S. will have another reason to choose this version of the 2014 Ford Transit because the carmaker has fitted the model with quick start glow plugs in order to help startups at temperatures below freezing. The I-5 turbo diesel engine will join the existing 3.5 liter EcoBoost and the twin-turbo V6 gasoline unit.