Ford’s 2017 Transit Mk8 & Transit Custom, now has an updated engine – the “Panther” 2.0 – complying to Euro 6 emissions specifications.
Available in 3 models there’s also an auto option, finally !.
As of June 2017 , thanks to the usual Italian hacker, they can now be tuned & delimited with all models capable of great gains in power & torque. Like most Ford diesels power varies a little from 1 van to the next but 190ps /460nm is the ballpark figure.
Many tuning companies will quote a little more to get you in the door, i quote what they really make, measured on a top quality dyno setup, & get customers who value honesty, over hype, just like myself. They can be tuned without opening the ECU as well now so less concern for water ingress after the tuning or warranty considerations.
Most enquires i receive ask about the safely of the engines once tuned but like many models in various manufacturers ranges , one engine is used & its differing ECU firmware that determines the output power level.
Warranty concerns are usual, but Ford, like most manufacturers, cant tell it’s been done. V.A.G & MB can currently but that’s it.
So with lumps making up to 170 stock, 190 isn’t pushing anything. The 105 & 130 are just detuned 170’s, thats one way of looking at it anyway 🙂 another tuning option that may be unique to vantuner is a stealth factory power level change, it’s not done via the switch like the factory does it during setup , but its does not change any fuel or boost maps either. Call for more details.
As a footnote to engine specs & types, a 2.2 Euro 6 is available on a MK8 mini bus chassis – most commonly as a 125ps – these make 175ps once tuned & for off highway use like airports, DPF & Adblue systems removal is available.