Interior Aimed at commercial applications, the cargo-hauling Van is fitted with two bucket seats up front. Sharing the forward-control configuration of the , through its mid-engine chassis, the Econoline pickup truck saw no engine intrusion into the cargo bed. The van seats two, but an optional rear bench seat can be added. Frame yield strength 36,000 psi Front hiproom 65. While remaining a forward-control vehicle, Ford adopted a.
The Chateau edition features aluminum wheels and running boards, as well as two-tone paint. Largely concentrated forward of the windshield, the E-Series received new fenders, hood, and a larger grille. The standard E-350 engine is a 5. Formerly called the Econoline, the rear-wheel-drive E-150 comes in only one size. Initially powered by the 85 hp 144 cubic-inch inline six that was the standard engine of the Falcon, the Econoline was offered with a 101 hp 170 cubic-inch inline-six as an option. For 2006, a transmission cooler is standard on E-250 models. Largely identical to its Ford counterpart with only minor exceptions of badging, the Mercury Econoline product line was sold as a pickup, cargo van, and passenger van.
Air conditioning, interval wipers and a tilt steering wheel are standard. The cargo area comes with rubber mats and built-in racks and bins. From 1961 to 2005, the Ford E series was assembled at in. There's not much standard equipment inside. The regular-length E-350 seats seven, eight, 11 or 12 people; extended-length vans seat 11, 12, 14 or 15 occupants. Archived from on 17 April 2018.
For 2005, a new powertrain control module was installed that allows elevated idle speed in order to operate accessories. Extended vans are 20 inches longer overall but have the same 138-inch wheelbase; maximum cargo volume is 275. An overhead console and keyless entry are included in the Chateau Wagon. Air conditioning, interval wipers and a tilt steering wheel are standard. A 4-speed or 5-speed auto tran are available. A good solid commercial hauler, with lots of power and dependability, say owners of the E-250.
Developed as a replacement for the E-Series passenger and cargo van, the Transit was co-developed by Ford in North America, with a full line of passenger, cargo, cutaway, and chassis-cab configurations. Interior Aimed at commercial applications, the cargo-hauling Van is fitted with two bucket seats up front. The cargo area comes with rubber mats, and tie-downs and a roof rack can be added, along with a trailer hitch. The shared drivetrain with the F series marked the beginning of aftermarket four-wheel drive conversions. In June 2014, production of E-Series passenger and cargo vans was discontinued as sales of the began in North America. Swing-out doors are the only choice at the rear. To accommodate its 90-inch wheelbase the shortest for a Ford since 1908 , the Econoline adopted a mid-engine configuration, placing the engine behind the front axle; consequently, the layout precluded the use of a V8 engine.
Heavier-duty models — the three-quarter-ton E-250 and one-ton E-350 Super Duty — are also available. During 1968, Mercury ended its sale of light trucks, discontinuing the M series. With relatively light steering, an E-150 maneuvers almost as easily as a smaller van. Designed to share components with the Super Duty trucks, the E series now comes with the Ford Sync system, in-dash navigation as an option, and integrated auxiliary switches. Heavier-duty models — the three-quarter-ton E-250 and one-ton E-350 Super Duty — are also available.
Although, in 1965 with the offering of the larger 240 cubic-inch engine there was a slight intrusion into the cargo bed providing clearance for the larger transmission bellhousing. For 2004; the front bumper is revised with additional cooling slots. While the exterior remains unchanged since its 2008 redesign, the 6. For 2004, the instrument panel was given a digital odometer, last used in 1996, certain versions were available with a tachometer. Formerly called the Econoline, the rear-wheel-drive E-150 comes in only one size.
Each drives a four-speed-automatic transmission. A manual sliding door can be substituted for the standard hinged side door. Cupholders, a front power outlet, tachometer, and storage console are also included. Cutaway versions are also available. Flush-mounted taillamp lenses were specific to the model line, along with flush-mounted headlamps the latter were an option, standard on Club Wagons.
While the Econoline cargo van remained, it was joined by an Econoline passenger van replacing the Falcon van. For the 2008 model year, the chassis underwent its largest revisions of the fourth generation. Along with the 6-door windowless cargo van, Ford introduced an 8-door cargo van in 1963, adding two doors to the driver side. Swing-out doors are the only choice at the rear. Stepping up a notch is a 255-hp, 5.
To attract more buyers to passenger vans, Ford introduced two new trims of the passenger van, the Ford Club Wagon and Ford Club Wagon Chateau. The larger size allows the van to tow up to 7300 pounds with the optional trailer hitch. As with the previous generation, the Econoline was sold as both a cargo van and as a passenger van Econoline Wagon with the Ford Club Wagon sold only as a passenger van. A QuietFlex Racks and Bins system was available as a no-charge option. Equipment is sparse, and includes air conditioning, a radio, tachometer, intermittent wipers, cupholders, tilt steering wheel, and a front power outlet. In its new configuration, the engine was moved further forward and lowered, relative to the body. Based on , Ford became the first American manufacturer to adapt body-on-frame construction to a full-size van.