6 cylinder versus 4 (and me venting)
It's interesting that when talking about Ford, everyone asks about a Diesel. When we tell them the Ford gas has more Horsepower and almost as much torque, the response is always that "on a diesel its Torque that is more important, Horsepower is not important".
When the 5 cylinder Sprinter was out we got lots of complaints about torque and not being able to pull on a grade, so when the 6 came out everyone was ecstatic. Now I am getting people adamant that they want the 4 cylinder and we have zero plans to offer it based on all the complaints that the 5 received. I think I posted this on here before, but just to finish my thought...
Mercedes Engine Comparisons.
2-Stage Turbo Charger
161 hp at 3,800 rpm
Rated torque: 265 lb-ft at 1,400-2,400 rpm
7 speed transmission
Average Fuel Economy is supposed to be 18% better so 16.52-18.88
188 hp at 3,800 rpm
Rated Torque: 325 lb-ft at 1,400-2,400 rpm
5 speed transmission
Average fuel economy 14-16 (real world)
243 kb-ft of torque
So the 6 cylinder increased the torque 34% over the 5.
The 4 cylinder only increases the torque 9%
And it appears a loaded 0-60 time was 21 seconds longer in the 4.
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