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    2015 Ford Transit Cutaway school bus brochure

    Looks like the E-Series Cutaway will reach soon the Ecolonine in the auto graveyard more sooner then we thought. I spotted that PDF document showing the Transit Cutaway in school bus specifications.
    http://www.fleet.ford.com/resources/...hure_LoRes.pdf

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    Re: 2015 Ford Transit Cutaway school bus brochure

    I would assume they'll probably keep the E-450 around, since the Transit doesn't have anything in it's lineup with a similar GVWR.
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    Re: 2015 Ford Transit Cutaway school bus brochure

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGinNC View Post
    I would assume they'll probably keep the E-450 around, since the Transit doesn't have anything in it's lineup with a similar GVWR.
    transit GVW 10,300 MAX
    E350 STARTS at 10,500
    and I thought the cut away and truck styles where announced for LAUNCH availability and the E series was ABOVE in GVW as seen here

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    Re: 2015 Ford Transit Cutaway school bus brochure

    OOooooo... Bus porn! Thanks Stephane!

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    Re: 2015 Ford Transit Cutaway school bus brochure

    LOL at Ford 6.8L V10 putting out 305 hp/420 tq. Why even bother?
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    Re: 2015 Ford Transit Cutaway school bus brochure

    Funny how a unibody van suddenly has frame rails
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    Re: 2015 Ford Transit Cutaway school bus brochure

    Quote Originally Posted by F14CRAZY View Post
    Funny how a unibody van suddenly has frame rails
    Not suddenly at all, Transit is integral Frame, not your regular unitbody.

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    Re: 2015 Ford Transit Cutaway school bus brochure

    Transit seems like a no-brainer for smaller school bus applications. It was only a matter of time. You would think the I-5 diesel would be a lot more efficient than the engines they currently run in those things.
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    Re: 2015 Ford Transit Cutaway school bus brochure

    Quote Originally Posted by F14CRAZY View Post
    Funny how a unibody van suddenly has frame rails
    VW transporters and MB sprinters all USDM vans turned trucks
    not to mention GM "G" vans that became "cube" trucks
    "G" van school bus dumped over showing VX4 AWD system and "INTEGRAL" framerails

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    Re: 2015 Ford Transit Cutaway school bus brochure

    Quote Originally Posted by CJH View Post
    Transit seems like a no-brainer for smaller school bus applications. It was only a matter of time. You would think the I-5 diesel would be a lot more efficient than the engines they currently run in those things.
    [I]t's interesting that Ford is still holding back fuel economy details on the I-5,
    I wonder if it's good but not outstanding compared to the competition.

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    Re: 2015 Ford Transit Cutaway school bus brochure

    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    VW transporters and MB sprinters all USDM vans turned trucks
    not to mention GM "G" vans that became "cube" trucks
    "G" van school bus dumped over showing VX4 AWD system and "INTEGRAL" framerails
    that 4WD system
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    Re: 2015 Ford Transit Cutaway school bus brochure

    E450 will stay for a while but it will eventually give way to something else whether that be a Super Duty F-Series based chassis or a heavier version of the Transit, and I suspect the former will be the case.

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    Re: 2015 Ford Transit Cutaway school bus brochure

    Quote Originally Posted by F14CRAZY View Post
    that 4WD system
    that my friend is the DANA VX4 AWD system used on FORD and Dodge CARS in the 70's and early 80s

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    Re: 2015 Ford Transit Cutaway school bus brochure

    I had to spend a few minutes googling that setup..."well that's one way to do it"
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    Re: 2015 Ford Transit Cutaway school bus brochure

    I dust-off this topic by mentionning this article from Jalopnik published in May 2015
    http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/heres-...bus-1706390387

    And some specifications of a version done by Girardin company for Blue Bird. http://www.girardin.com/MICROBIRD/TS_School_TEXT.html

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