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Old 11-10-2014, 12:51 PM   #1
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Default 0-60mph times

This site lists the 0-60 times of most vehicles.
http://autofiles.com/0-60-times/mercedes-benz/
Promaster is 8-9 seconds
Sprinter is 12-17 seconds
Are the sprinters that slow?
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Old 11-10-2014, 01:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: 0-60mph times

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It would depend on who is driving the Sprinter and how well they understand Sprinter "shift points" (or lack there of if you stay
with the pedal fully depressed).
There is no way that a promaster is twice as fast to 60 mph (if we are talking similar weight vehicles).
Sprinters are NOT "that slow", but to get the best acceleration you need to "pedal" them a bit to get the
shift points near max. HP (~3800 RPM on the newer NCV3's (both I4 and V6).
Otherwise they will just rev to the rev limiter and sit there for a while deciding what to do, then upshift.
This takes a lot of time when you are no longer accelerating.....simply waiting for the trans to upshift.
If you "pedal it" @ ~ 3200 RPM, is will make a solid upshift @ 3600-3800 and your are on your way to
a good 0-60 time.
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Old 11-10-2014, 02:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: 0-60mph times

Funny, I though HP and weight had something to do with it. Promaster 280HP and lighter, Sprinter 188HP and a little heavier.
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I got 10 seconds in my t1n
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Old 11-11-2014, 11:40 PM   #5
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mojogoat,
It would depend on who is driving the Sprinter and how well they understand Sprinter "shift points" (or lack there of if you stay
with the pedal fully depressed). There is no way that a promaster is twice as fast to 60 mph (if we are talking similar weight vehicles). Sprinters are NOT "that slow", but to get the best acceleration you need to "pedal" them a bit to get the shift points near max. HP (~3800 RPM on the newer NCV3's (both I4 and V6). Otherwise they will just rev to the rev limiter and sit there for a while deciding what to do, then upshift. This takes a lot of time when you are no longer accelerating.....simply waiting for the trans to upshift. If you "pedal it" @ ~ 3200 RPM, is will make a solid upshift @ 3600-3800 and your are on your way to a good 0-60 time.
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I just floored it and I never checked 0-60.
I no longer own mine but 1/4 mile times were 17.0 to 17.2 with 89-92 mph.
Mine had the following mods: Afe air filter element, no 90 between the grill and air box, GDE tune, empty dpf can, straight piped resonator, speed limiter removed.
Ran faster on fat air days (lower barometric pressure), I live on the coast.
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:03 PM   #6
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Default Re: 0-60mph times

The Ford transit 0-60 is reported in the 7's. I guess 400lbs of torque can get you off the line.
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:31 PM   #7
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Default Re: 0-60mph times

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This site lists the 0-60 times of most vehicles.
http://autofiles.com/0-60-times/mercedes-benz/
Promaster is 8-9 seconds
Sprinter is 12-17 seconds
Are the sprinters that slow?
I saw a test drive on Youtube where the Promaster was 10 Seconds to 60 MPH empty. They also said the Promaster's Final drive ratio was changed from the Fiat Dicato for improved acceleration, leaving higher revs in high gear at hwy speeds and poorer MPGs.
My Sprinter is 0-60 in 12 seconds empty, which I don't consider slow.
Does it really matter? Who has a racetrack and races their vans for a living?
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:37 PM   #8
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Default Re: 0-60mph times

Drive ratio on the promaster changes depending on which model, the 3500 has the lowest and the 1500 has the highest. I would guess that it is safer to be able to accelerate to speed of traffic sooner. It is also less stressful when driving to be able to merge with ease. I had a class a for a while and went to Banks for the full treatment, it was easier and less stressful to drive in traffic and didn't have to worry about changing lanes on hills after the increase in HP and Tq. It does matter allot to be able to keep up with the flow of traffic.
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Default Re: 0-60mph times

I drive a 2006 Sprinter RV and don't consider it slow on merging into freeways. My 75 MB 240D was slow at 22 seconds to 60. It's not about HP it's about torque.
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Googled for Ford Transit Ecoboost and the answer was 6.8 sec. Faster than it needs to be but does add a fun factor.
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