Quote by panda
So....Renault 120 dci has exact same torque output as Ducato but at 300 revs lower
Renault dCi 120 Engine Technical Data
Number of valves : 16 Valves
Aspiration : Bi-Turbo
Maximum power - Output - Horsepower : 120 PS or 118 bhp or 88 kW @ 3500 rpm
Maximum torque : 300 Nm or 221 lb.ft @ 1500 rpm
Fiat Ducato 2.8 JTD
Brand : Fiat.
Model : Ducato.
Version : 2.8 JTD.
Engine Power : 93 kW (127 PS - 125 hp)
Cylinders : 4 cylinders (Inline configuration)
Volume : 2800 cm3.
Fuel supply system : 16 valves.
Torque : 300 Nm (1800 RPM)
2.1cdi - 313 /40 sprinter
Power 95 kW Horsepower 129 hp
Horsepower 127 bhp
Rev. at Max Power 3800
Torque 300 Rev. at Max Torque 1200 – 2400
So which is best in a Motorhome?
Trucks carrying heavy loads require ‘high-end torque’ where torque force peaks at a higher RPM. This means the truck would be slower to accelerate, but the level of torque would allow it to handle the extra weight as RPM increased.
Torque is beneficial if you own a truck carrying heavy cargo. Having high torque force as the engine rotation (RPM) increases makes transporting heavy loads far easier and more efficient.
Low-end torque, generally means that you have access to more engine power in lower gears. As a result, you won’t have to downshift the gears so often when accelerating from low speeds, and the drive will feel more relaxed.
Merc. 95 kW - 129 hp - Torque: 305 Nm at 1200 – 2400 Rpm
Fiat. 93 kW -125 hp - Torque : 300 Nm at 1800 RPM
Renault. 88 kW - 120 hp - Torque : 300 Nm at 1500 rpm
I have always taught my sprinter was great to drive, very good at getting up to speed from start or after roundabouts, etc, and at 2000rpm it on the open road it did well, the only thing lacking ( apart from the obvious ) was a 6th gear and cruise control.
My idea has always been that the first 4/5 gears are for driving and the last for cruising and economy.