Ford Econoline (E) 4.6 i V8 XL (228 Hp) 1999

Key specs

Ford Econoline (Minivan) Econoline (E) 1999,2000,2001,2002,2003

What is the body type, Ford Econoline (E) 4.6 i V8 XL (228 Hp) 1999?

Minivan, 4 Doors, 8 Seats

What is the fuel economy, Ford Econoline (E) 4.6 i V8 XL (228 Hp) 1999?

15.7 l/100 km 14.98 US mpg
11.8 l/100 km 19.93 US mpg

How much power, Ford Econoline (E) 4.6 i V8 XL (228 Hp) 1999?

228 Hp @ 4750 rpm.
49.6 Hp/l

What is the engine size, Ford Econoline (E) 4.6 i V8 XL (228 Hp) 1999?

4601 cm3
280.77 cu. in.

How many cylinders, Ford Econoline (E) 4.6 i V8 XL (228 Hp) 1999?

8, V-engine

What is the drivetrain, Ford Econoline (E) 4.6 i V8 XL (228 Hp) 1999?

Rear wheel drive,

How long is this vehicle, Ford Econoline (E) 4.6 i V8 XL (228 Hp) 1999?

5382 mm
211.89 in.

How wide is the vehicle, Ford Econoline (E) 4.6 i V8 XL (228 Hp) 1999?

2014 mm
79.29 in.

What is the curb weight, Ford Econoline (E) 4.6 i V8 XL (228 Hp) 1999?


Ford Econoline (Minivan) Econoline (E) 1999,2000,2001,2002,2003 Specs

General information

Brand Ford
Model Econoline (Minivan)
Version Econoline (E)
Engine version 4.6 i V8 XL (228 Hp)
Year production start 1999
Year production end 2003
Vehicle type Minivan
Horsepower RPM 228 Hp @ 4750 rpm.
Overall length mm - inch

5382 mm

211.89 in.
Doors 4

Engine specs

Engine position and orientation Front, Longitudinal
Cylinders 8
Position of cylinders V-engine
Displacement (liters)

4601 cm3

280.77 cu. in.
Eng. horsepower RPM 228 Hp @ 4750 rpm.
Horsepower per litre 49.6 Hp/l
Torque Nm RPM lb-ft RPM

393 Nm @ 3500 rpm.

289.86 lb.-ft. @ 3500 rpm.
Bore (mm in)

90.2 mm

3.55 in.
Stroke (mm in)

90 mm

3.54 in.
Compression ratio 9
Fuel delivery system Multi-point indirect injection
Fuel type Petrol (Gasoline)
Valvetrain 2
Engine aspiration Naturally aspirated engine
Powertrain architecture Internal Combustion engine
Engine location Front, Longitudinal

Transmission and Drive system

Drive configuration Rear wheel drive


Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Anti-lock brake system ABS (Anti-lock braking system)



Front suspension Coil spring
Rear suspension Leaf spring

Body / Chassis

Wheels & Tyres

Wheels size 235/75 R15



Safety and Security


Passengers seats 8
Trunk space max liter | cu. Ft.

7263 l

256.49 cu. ft.


Overall length mm - inch

5382 mm

211.89 in.
Overall width mm -inch

2014 mm

79.29 in.
Overall height mm -inch

2050 mm

80.71 in.
Wheelbase mm - inch

3505 mm

137.99 in.
Track width front mm - inch

1763 mm

69.41 in.
Track width rear mm - inch

1702 mm

67.01 in.


Gross weight kg -lbs total

3175 kg

6999.68 lbs.
Fuel tank liters | gallons

132 l

34.87 US gal | 29.04 UK gal

Fuel economy

City l/100km - mpg

15.7 l/100 km

14.98 US mpg
Highway l/100 km - mpg

11.8 l/100 km

19.93 US mpg

Engine type

It's an engine with eight cylinder piston where the cylinders share a common crankshaft and are arranged in a V configuration.

What is the 8 cylinder V-engine displacement: it is in a range between 2926 cc and 8135 cc in recent model line up powertrain.

How much is the power of the 8 cylinder V-engine: the power of the 8 cylinder V-engine is in a range from 125 bhp to 1160 bhp.

Which cars use 8 cylinder V-engine: in recent years several manufactures have been used the V8 engine for 3 main applications: premium, sport cars and lightweight trucks. 8 V engine is the American preferred engine for iconic giant pick-up.

What is the eight cylinder V angle: the majority of V8 engines use a V-angle of 90 degrees. This angle results in good engine balance and low vibrations. The downside is a larger powertrain body that makes the use of this configuration suitable only for longitudinal position and rear drive wheels traction.

V8 engines with a 60 degree V-angle were used in the 1996-1999 by Ford and in 2005-2011 by Volvo. The Ford engine used a 60 degree V-angle because it was based on a V6 engine with a 60 degree V-angle. Both the Ford and Volvo engines were used in transverse engine chassis, which were designed for a front-wheel-drive layout. To reduce the vibrations caused by the unbalanced 60 degree V-angle, Volvo's used a balance shaft and offset split crankpins.

The Rolls-Royce Meteorite tank engine also used a 60 degree V-angle, since it was derived from the 60 degree V12 Rolls-Royce Meteor which in turn was based on the famous Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 engine.

Most V8 engines fitted to road cars use a cross-plane crankshaft, since this configuration produces less vibration due to the perfect primary balance and secondary balance.

The rumbling exhaust sound produced by a typical cross-plane V8 engine is partly due to the uneven firing order within each of the two banks of four cylinders and with separate exhaust systems for each bank of cylinders, this uneven pulsing creates the legendary rumbling sound that is typically of V8 engines.

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