Ford Transit Fifth generation
|2006 to 2013|
|Also called||Ford Tourneo|
|Production||2006–2014 2008–2013 (China)|
|Assembly||Southampton, UK Amsterdam, Netherlands Kocaeli, Turkey (Ford Otosan)Hai Duong, Vietnam Tatarstan, Russia (Ford Sollers)[ Nanchang, China|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||3/4-door van 2-door pickup 4-door minibus 4-door crew cab 2-door chassis cab|
|Layout||Front engine, front-wheel drive / rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive|
|Engine||2.2L Duratorq TDCi I4 2.4L Duratorq TDCi I4 3.2L Duratorq TDCi I5 2.3L Duratec I4|
|Transmission||5-speed manual 6-speed manual|
The fifth generation Transit, introduced in August 2006, received a facelift to the body, including new front and rear lights, a new front end and a new interior featuring the gearstick on the dashboard and Ford's new corporate radio design. Besides the styling changes, the powertrains were revised.
The old petrol engine was replaced with one from the Ford Ranger, the front-wheel-drive diesel went from 2.0 to 2.2 litres capacity, and all diesel engines gained high-pressure common rail (TDCi) systems. The powertrains were changed to meet new emissions legislation.
The new version (Ford nomenclature V347 for front-wheel drive and V348 for rear-wheel drive) won International Van of the Year for 2007 despite tough competition from several all-new rivals. This Transit arrived in Mexico to replace the Freestar after the 2007 model year. This was the first Transit having a five-cylinder engine.
Mid-2006 saw the launch of the "Sport Van", a production van featuring the 130 PS (96 kW) engine with additional styling parts, "Le Mans" stripes and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Late-2007 saw the launch of the 140 PS (103 kW) engine for front wheel drives (replacing the 130 PS) complete with the VMT6 6-speed manual transaxle to cope with the extra power.
The 6-speed transaxle was introduced on the mid-power FWD in late 2008 when the 110 PS (81 kW) engine was upped to 115 PS (85 kW).
In late-2008, the "coated Diesel Particulate Filter" (cDPF)—designed to meet higher emission standards than the current Euro IV requirement—was introduced as an option on all diesel engines.
- 2.2 l Diesel, 63 kW (85 PS); 2006–2012
- 2.2 l Diesel, 81 kW (110 PS); 2006−2008
- 2.2 l Diesel, 85 kW (115 PS); 2008–2012
- 2.2 l Diesel, 96 kW (130 PS); 2006−2007
- 2.2 l Diesel, 103 kW (140 PS); 2007–2012
- 2.4 l Diesel, 74 kW (100 PS); 2006–2012
- 2.4 l Diesel, 85 kW (115 PS); 2006–2012
- 2.4 l Diesel, 103 kW (140 PS); 2006–2012
- 3.2 l Diesel, 147 kW (200 PS); 2007–2012
- 2.3 l Petrol, 107 kW (146 PS); 2006–2012
To celebrate the Transit's status as International Van of the Year 2007, Ford built this stretch style van — the Transit XXL. It is a unique special that is among the more expensive Transits ever.