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Performance and Efficiency

Powered by your choice of our latest Ford EcoBoost petrol or EcoBlue diesel engines, the New Ford Transit Connect combines power, durability and efficiency. And with a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission, both offering a more rewarding driving experience, the van is the perfect partner for your business.

Ford Transit Connect engine

1.5 EcoBlue diesel engine

Our 75 PS, 100 PS and 120 PS TDCi diesel engines impress with their refined power and superb efficiency, offering fuel economy as low as 4.7/100km (56Tooltip mpg) and 123g/km CO2 emissions. On town or city roads to long drives on the motorway, their smooth torque delivery is invaluable on inclines or when overtaking.

1.0 Ford EcoBoost petrol engine

With turbocharging, direct petrol injection and variable valve timing, our multiple award-winningTooltip Ford EcoBoost engines deliver the same performance as larger engines, but with much better fuel economy and lower emissions.

Ford EcoBoost engine diagram
Interior of Ford Transit with SelectShift automatic transmission detail

A sophisticated new 8-speed automatic transmission

The New Transit Connect features an advanced new automatic transmission. With improved acceleration and super-smooth gear changes, it’s engineered from the ground up to enhance your driving experience, optimise fuel efficiency, and maximise the performance of the van.

Use less fuel with Auto Start-Stop

When you stop at traffic lights or your vehicle is idling in a queue, this technology can automatically switch off the engine (while still supplying power to essentials like the headlights, air-conditioning, radio and the Ford SYNC system). When you're ready to move, just depress the clutch and select first gear as usual, or press the accelerator on an automatic, and the system restarts. Auto Start-Stop is particularly effective in town and city streets, where it can cut fuel consumption by up to 10% (urban cycle).

Interior of Ford Transit with Auto start stop detail
Interior of Ford Transit with A 6-speed transmission

A 6-speed transmission saves on fuel

New Transit Connect is equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, making it more economical and efficient. Once you reach a high enough speed, just slip your van into 6th gear and save on fuel while you’re cruising along. You’ll find the gear changes are smooth and quick too.

Acceleration Control helps you drive more economically

This innovative option controls the rate of acceleration according to whether your vehicle is un-laden or part-laden. As a result, you can expect to lower your fuel consumption by up to 15%, depending on your driving style. The technology can also help reduce the amount of wear and tear on the engine, brakes and tyres, along with other components.

Interior of Ford Transit with feather on acceleration pedal
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