Ford’s lineup of Econoline vans and passenger wagons is expanded
for 2000 with an E-450 Super Duty stripped chassis. Econoline’s
Triton engines add more horsepower and torque. The lineup serves up
a number of additional improvements to strengthen the its leadership
in sales, safety and customer loyalty.
The new E-450 Super Duty stripped chassis boasts a maximum gross
vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 14,050 pounds. The standard
powertrain for the new stripped chassis is Ford’s powerful and
dependable 5.4-liter Triton V-8 engine and a four-speed automatic
overdrive (4R100) transmission. Ford’s 6.8-liter Triton V-10
engine, also teamed with a four-speed automatic overdrive
transmission, is optional.
The 5.4-liter Triton V-8 and 6.8-liter V-10 engines both serve up
more power for 2000. The V-8 powerplant’s horsepower increases from
235 to 255, and the V-10 horsepower increases to 305 from 265.
Torque increases from 335 foot-pounds to 350 for the V-8 and from
410 to 420 for the V-10.
Year 2000 Upgrades
- Four-wheel anti-lock brakes now standard on all models
- Light convenience group, including courtesy lights, rear cargo
light, chime warning module, “headlamps on” alert, illuminated entry
and door courtesy lights for all doors now standard on all
- Handling package is now standard on all Econoline
wagons and vans
- Trailer towing package is standard on all
- Remote Keyless Entry and power sail-mount mirrors
are standard on recreational vans
The extensive Ford Econoline lineup offers E-150 and E-350 Super
Duty passenger wagons, E-350 and E-450 Super Duty cutaways and
E-250, E-350 and E-450 Super Duty commercial stripped chassis.
Trailer tow ratings range from 4,700 pounds for an E-150 van or
wagon powered by a 4.2-liter sequential electronic fuel injection
(SEFI) V-6 engine to 10,000 pounds for an E-350 Super Duty extended
van or wagon with a 4.10 rear axle ratio powered by a Triton 6.8
liter SEFI V-10 or 7.3-liter Ford Power Stroke turbocharged diesel
V-8 engine .
On a common 138-inch wheelbase, Econoline wagon passenger
accommodation is seven or eight for the E-150, twelve for the E-350
Super Duty, or fifteen for the E-350 Super Duty extended. Ford’s
fuel-efficient, smooth operating 4.2-liter SEFI V-6 is the standard
engine for the E-150 wagon, with the powerful and smooth-running
Ford Triton 5.4-liter SEFI V-8 engine standard on the E-350 Super
Duty wagons. A 4.6-liter Triton SEFI V-8 or 5.4-liter Triton V-8 is
optional on the E-150 wagon. E-350 Super Duty wagon engine options
are the 6.8-liter SEFI V-10 and 7.3-liter V-8 turbodiesel. All
engines are teamed with an automatic overdrive transmission, and all
gasoline engines feature a fail-safe cooling system to help protect
against engine damage in case of a coolant loss.
Since its 1960 introduction _ originally as a van, wagon and
pickup _ more than 6 million Econolines have been sold.
Econoline is manufactured at Ford’s Lorain Assembly Plant in