Ford Is the First Truck Maker With Two Diesels

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    Ford Is the First Truck Maker With Two Diesels

    Ford Is the First Truck Maker With Two Diesels

    While many auto writers focused on recent comments made by GM's Mark Reuss about the possibility of a small turbo-diesel making its way into an upcoming GM pickup truck (we guessed the new Colorado or Canyon), it seems like the automaker's archrivals have some turbo-diesel news of their own.

    Ford has finally announced which turbo-diesel engine will be an option (previously announced) in the all-new-coming-next-year 2014 Ford Transit, ready to debut at the North American International Auto Show next month in Detroit.

    The all-new (for North American markets) 3.2-liter inline-five turbo-diesel engine is already being used in the T6 Ford Ranger sold in other European markets. Although no EPA fuel economy or SAE-rated horsepower and torque numbers are available yet, we do know the Ranger is rated at 197 horsepower and 347 pounds-feet of torque (with 90 percent of its available torque between 1,700 and 3,000 rpm) in Europe; additionally, we have heard some chatter on a Power Stroke forum that the engine/van combination could get as much as 23 mpg in one-ton form.

    The new Power Stroke uses an extremely rigid sand-cast gray iron block, an aluminum cylinder head, dual-overhead cams with four valves per cylinder, piezoelectric fuel injectors and a variable nozzle, electronically actuated turbocharger. And to keep it all clean, Ford will use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and a particulate filter, similar in theory to what is used on the Super Duty's 6.7-liter Power Stroke.

    No announcements have been made about using this engine in any other models or whether or not there will be a "light-pickup" version of the Transit platform (with either the Power Stroke or EcoBoost), but we'll be asking.

    http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2012/12...sels.html#more

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    Re: Ford Is the First Truck Maker With Two Diesels

    Come on GM take the baby Duramax off the shelf.

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    Re: Ford Is the First Truck Maker With Two Diesels

    I love everything about that engine, but GM killed the baby Duramax for a reason. I'm assuming the GEN V V8 struck it down.

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    Re: Ford Is the First Truck Maker With Two Diesels

    Smaller diesels are a very specific niche of buyers, it's obvious that the Ford 3.2 I-5 is primarily intended as a workhorse for fleets looking at Fuel efficient running, a small diesel like that in an entry level single cab F150 would have good economy, maybe attract some more mid sized buyers?

    but I could be wrong....

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    Re: Ford Is the First Truck Maker With Two Diesels

    1500 Crew cab, 6.5' bed, 4x4, smaller 30 mpg Duramax.....Oh yeah! Now if they could just make it cost effective with a decent take rate........
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    Re: Ford Is the First Truck Maker With Two Diesels

    That would be great if they put that in the f150, Id probably get one, its what Im looking for.

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    Re: Ford Is the First Truck Maker With Two Diesels

    I don't think Ford is going to hold this distinction for long. The 3.0L turbodiesel that's going into the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is also likely going under the hood of the Ram 1500 soon.

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    Re: Ford Is the First Truck Maker With Two Diesels

    GM why in the world did you enter into a 50% joint venture with VM Motori , and with Fiat if you are unable to bring US market diesels to fruition?

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    Re: Ford Is the First Truck Maker With Two Diesels

    Quote Originally Posted by igotzzoom View Post
    I don't think Ford is going to hold this distinction for long. The 3.0L turbodiesel that's going into the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is also likely going under the hood of the Ram 1500 soon.
    Jeep will / is supposed to hit the ground first - they're tryin' to preempt that - perhaps.
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    Re: Ford Is the First Truck Maker With Two Diesels

    Nearly 200hp and 350lb-ft? I'd take that in a mid-sized truck or SUV.

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    Re: Ford Is the First Truck Maker With Two Diesels

    Quote Originally Posted by Slideways View Post
    Nearly 200hp and 350lb-ft? I'd take that in a mid-sized truck or SUV.
    maybe the 2.8L Duramax from the Colorado will come in 1500 Silvy trim and be announced with the new trucks

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    Re: Ford Is the First Truck Maker With Two Diesels

    This is kinda of crazy of them to say that..Other than the 3.0 thats going in the Chryslers RAM and Jeep SUV's they also have the New motor coming from Fiat Professional thats gona be used in the New RAM Vans coming in 2013

    Euro Specs::

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    177 PS (130 kW; 175 hp) @ 3,500 rpm
    400 Nm (300 lbft) @ 1,400 rpm




    ... Thats 3 Motors, Cummings, 3.0 VM and 1.4 L Multi Jet all 3 avaliable in first quarter 2013??

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    Re: Ford Is the First Truck Maker With Two Diesels

    This article is WRONG. Ford is the only truck maker with 2 diesels? GM has 2 diesels and makes trucks as well. I don't think you can classify the FWD Transit Connect as a truck, so that leaves the European Ranger and the other truck? Colorado has a diesel in AU so the title of this is terribly misleading.

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    Re: Ford Is the First Truck Maker With Two Diesels

    Quote Originally Posted by spd98 View Post
    This article is WRONG. Ford is the only truck maker with 2 diesels? GM has 2 diesels and makes trucks as well. I don't think you can classify the FWD Transit Connect as a truck, so that leaves the European Ranger and the other truck? Colorado has a diesel in AU so the title of this is terribly misleading.
    yea i forgot to mention that as well. It seems ford is really desperate for attention.

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    Re: Ford Is the First Truck Maker With Two Diesels

    Maybe not for long. GM has other diesels on the back burner.

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