2007 Ford E-Series Overview

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    2007 Ford E-Series Overview

    2007 Highlights

    • Electronic throttle control and engine oil cooler now standard on all E-Series models
    • Larger rear anti-roll bar and driveshaft increase capacity of E-150 models to more than an 8,500 gross vehicle weight rating
    • New optional 135-amp alternator for 5.4-liter V-8 and 6.8-liter V-10 applications
    • Roll Stability Control™ now available on regular-length E-350 Wagon models with the 5.4-liter engine
    • Reverse Sensing System™ available with rear step or contour bumpers on E-Series Wagon and Van
    • Three colors added for Van and Wagon models: Forest Green, Pueblo Gold and Dark Blue Pearl
    • E-250 Cutaway with 4.6-liter V-8, electronically controlled 4R75E transmission and midship fuel tank added to E-Series lineup
    • Power equipment group now available on all Cutaway models

    Overview

    For 2007, “Built Ford Tough” takes on even more meaning for Ford E-Series Vans and Wagons, which now feature a standard oil cooler on all models, and a larger rear stabilizer bar and larger-diameter aluminum driveshaft on E-150 models.

    Ford’s exclusive AdvanceTrac ® with Roll Stability Control (RSC®) is now standard on all E-Series E-350 Wagons powered by the Triton™ 5.4-liter V-8. Reverse sensing is now available on Van and Wagon models with rear step or contour bumpers.

    Three new exterior colors are available for the E-Series Van and Wagon: Forest Green, Pueblo Gold and Dark Blue Pearl. E-Series Cutaways are also available in Dark Blue Pearl Blue.

    The E-Series models include a Commercial Van; a Recreational Van; an XL, XLT and Chateau Wagon; and a Cutaway and a Stripped Chassis. E-Series Vans and Cutaways have the strength and durability for a variety of commercial jobs, while the Wagon offers room for family utility.

    Ford E-Series has been America’s best-selling full-size van for 27 years running and America’s most trustworthy and versatile van for more than 40 years. Since its introduction in the fall of 1960 as a 1961 model, more than 6 million E-Series vehicles have been built.

    The E-Series is assembled in Avon Lake, Ohio.

    Design and Equipment

    Ford E-Series has aerodynamic styling that complements its image as a hard-working vehicle. Wraparound bumpers help protect front-end sheet metal in minor impacts. A medium platinum bumper is standard on the Commercial Van and XL Wagon. A chrome bumper is standard on the Recreational Van and XLT Wagon.

    The E-Series Van and Wagon are available in regular- and extended-length models. Also available is a Cutaway version and a Stripped Chassis version, each with three wheelbases. The standard side doors on the Van are 60/40 swing-out. A sliding cargo door is a no-cost option. The standard E-Series offers up to 236.5 cubic feet of rear cargo space, with up to 275.1 cubic feet in extended Van versions.

    The E-Series cargo area features a double-wall design — a full-size Van exclusive — which leaves the exterior sheet metal less vulnerable to damage from shifting cargo.

    Innovative storage systems are available to best utilize that cargo room. The EconoCargo™ System helps protect cargo with durable panels of high-density polyethylene. This system has a distinct advantage over similar systems sold by the competition: Ford’s is insulated, so the interior of the
    E-Series with EconoCargo retains heat and cold more efficiently, which can provide many more vocational opportunities for food service markets, produce farms and medical suppliers.

    The Masterack™ work-bin rack system is ideal for customers who must secure tools and parts. It includes fully installed steel shelving, drawers and cabinets. A full-width safety partition provides work-area access from the passenger compartment. The QuietFlex™ Racks and Bins System, similar to the traditional Racks and Bins offering, is made of composite material and provides a quieter, more flexible storage solution. The QuietFlex package includes a lockable composite bulkhead that offers the driver 4 inches of additional seat recline. These packages are available at no charge.

    The E-Series Wagon offers six seating configurations, accommodating from seven to 15 occupants.

    A tilt steering column is standard on all models. Available packages include: Exterior Upgrade,

    RV Plus, Motor Home Prep, School Bus Body Builder Prep and Shuttle Bus Prep, Ambulance Prep, Interior Upgrade and Crew Van.

    Powertrain and Chassis

    The E-Series Wagon offers three engines, while the Cutaway and Stripped Chassis versions offer four each. Three Triton engines — 4.6-liter, single-overhead-cam (SOHC) V-8; 5.4-liter, SOHC
    V-8; and 6.8-liter, SOHC V-10 — have a deep-skirt engine-block design; high-flow, two-valve cylinder heads; and low-friction components to enhance reliability and fuel economy.

    The 6.0-liter Power Stroke ® diesel engine is a 32-valve turbo-diesel with 235 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque.

    When properly equipped, the E-150 Van can tow up to 7,500 pounds, the E-150 Wagon up to 7,100 pounds, and the E-350 Super Duty and Super Duty Extended Wagon up to 10,000 pounds each. An available Class II/III/IV Trailer Tow Package includes an electric brake controller with tap-in capability, a seven-pin trailer wiring harness with bumper bracket, and a relay system for backup and running lights.

    Safety and Security

    All E-350 Super Duty E-Series Wagons powered by the Triton 5.4-liter V-8 come standard with AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control. Ford’s Roll Stability Control is an active stability enhancement system that significantly builds upon existing electronic stability control systems in the market.

    To understand the Ford system’s advantage, consider that conventional stability control systems are designed to help a driver maintain control and avoid fishtailing or spinning out. While some systems can help reduce the potential for rollover, these conventional systems do not directly measure a vehicle’s roll motion or the side-to-side tilting that can occur during an accident-avoidance maneuver. Ford’s Roll Stability Control rises to the next level by responding to the potential of a rollover, in addition to helping a driver avoid fishtailing or spinning out. Ford’s system marries sophisticated electronics and advanced software to mitigate the chances of a rollover during an extreme maneuver.

    E-Series also offers a full suite of conventional safety features. The driver and front-passenger air bag supplemental restraint system provides protection in frontal collisions. Side-door intrusion beams provide additional protection in certain side collisions. The standard four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps provide steering control in hard-braking situations.

    Major Features and Options

    XL Wagon: air conditioning, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, AM/FM audio system, two 12-volt power points, dual high-back front bucket seats, two three-passenger rear bench seats, tilt steering and interval wipers.

    XLT Wagon adds: chrome bumpers; halogen aerodynamic headlamps; six-speaker audio system with CD player; dual cloth captain’s chairs; carpeting and front floor mats; power windows, mirrors and door locks; and speed control.

    Chateau Wagon adds: two-tone paint, bright aluminum wheels, quad cloth captain’s chairs, privacy glass, overhead console, leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and running boards.

    Options include: extra sound insulation, auxiliary climate control and packages for specific commercial applications.

    Milestones

    1960

    Ford introduces E-100 Econoline as a 1961 model with three body styles: Delivery Van, Pickup and Station Bus

    1961

    Panel Van joins the lineup — at a lower price — without side cargo doors

    1966

    Standard safety belts introduced

    1968

    Ford introduces second-generation Econoline with E-100, E-200 and E-300 models in two wheelbase options

    1974

    Econoline sales reach 1 million

    1978

    Econoline sales reach 2 million with the debut of the 15-passenger Super Wagons

    1985

    Ford introduces E-350 Stripped Chassis with 176-inch wheelbase

    1993

    Ford introduces an all-new E-Series; Motor Trend magazine names Club Wagon “Truck of the Year”

    2001

    E-Series celebrates 40th anniversary of commercial truck leadership

    2005

    Ford’s exclusive AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control introduced on extended-length E-350 Wagons

    2004

    E-Series celebrates 25 years of full-size bus/van leadership