2012 Ford Transit VM MY08

2012 Ford Transit VM MY08 Specifications

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About the 2012 Ford Transit VM MY08

The 2012 Ford Transit VM MY08 is a rear-wheel drive cab chassis that was released to the Australian market on 01/03/2008 classified as a VM MY08. The Transit is regarded as a truck 2.5-3.5 gvm built in United Kingdom with prices from a dealer as a used car starting at A$17,100.

The Transit is a rear-wheel drive 2 door with 3 seats, powered by a 2.4L DIESEL TURBO 4 engine that has 103 kW of power (at 3500 rpm) and 375 Nm of torque (at 2000 rpm) via a Six-speed Manual. FORD claims the Transit VM MY08 uses 9.5L/100km of Diesel in the combined city and highway cycle while putting out 251g of CO2. It has a 80L fuel tank, meaning it should be able to travel 842km per full tank.

The Transit measures 2031mm (80.0 inches) in height, 5931mm (233.5 inches) in length, 1974mm (77.7 inches) in width with a 3954mm (155.7 inches) wheelbase that brings about a total of 1813kg (3997.0 lbs) of unladen weight. The Transit VM MY08 comes standard with 195/75 R16 front tyres and 195/75 R16 rear tyres. It requires a service every 12 months or 15,000 km, whichever comes first.

The 2012 Ford Transit VM MY08 has a 100mm ground clearance with a 2750kg braked and 750kg unbraked towing capacity.

The VIN number can be found on the Driver Side Front Wheel Arch and the compliance plate is located on the Pass Side Front Floor. An example VIN number would be similar to WF0FXXTTFF6T12345.


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Ford Transit VM MY08 Details
Used Price From DealerA$17,100
Trade-In ValueA$13,000
SeriesVM MY08
Body Stylecab chassis
Release date01/03/2008
Discontinued date29/02/2012
Drive typeRWD
VIN plate locationDriver Side Front Wheel Arch
Compliance plate locationPass Side Front Floor
VIN ExampleWF0FXXTTFF6T12345
Country of originUnited Kingdom
SegmentTRUCK 2.5-3.5 GVM
Safety ANCAP ratingNot tested
Number of doors2
Seating capacity3
Ford Transit VM MY08 Engine Specifications
Size2402cc, 2.4L
Power @ RPM 103kW @ 3500rpm (138.1 hp)
Torque @ RPM375Nm @ 2000rpm (276.5 lb-ft)
Cylindersturbocharged four-cylinder
Number of Valves16
Euro Rating-
Compression ratio18.3
Power/weight ratio56.8kw/tonne
Bore/stroke89.9mm × 94.6mm (3.5in × 3.7in)
Ford Transit VM MY08 Drivetrain and Wheels
TransmissionSix-speed Manual
Drive typerear-wheel drive
Turning circle13.9m (45.6 ft)
Brake (front) typeDISC - VENTILATED
Brake (rear) typeDISC
Front tyre & wheel size195/75 R16 - 5.0x16
Rear tyre & wheel size195/75 R16 - 5.0x16
Front suspension typeMacPherson strut, Coil Spring, Hydraulic double acting shock absorber, Anti roll bar
Rear suspension typeLeaf spring, Gas damper
Ford Transit VM MY08 Fuel Specifications
Fuel typeDIESEL
Fuel tank capacity80L
Fuel consumption (combined average)9.5L / 100km
Fuel consumption city (average)-
Fuel consumption highway (average)-
Vehicle range842.1km (523.3 miles)
Emission standard-
E10 compatible-
CO2 emissions (combined)251g / 100km
CO2 emissions (city)-
CO2 emissions (highway)-
Ford Transit VM MY08 Dimensions
Length5931mm (233.5 inches)
Width1974mm (77.7 inches)
Height2031mm (80.0 inches)
Wheelbase3954mm (155.7 inches)
Front track1737mm (68.4 inches)
Rear track1642mm (64.6 inches)
Ground clearance100mm (3.9 inches)
Unladen weight1813kg (3997.0 lbs)
Gross Vehicle Mass3500kg (7716.2 lbs)
Gross Combination Mass6300kg (13889.1 lbs)
Ford Transit VM MY08 Towing Capacity
Braked towing capacity2750kg (6062.7 lbs)
Unbraked towing capacity750kg (1653.5 lbs)
Ford Transit VM MY08 Warranty
Warranty length36 months
Warranty distance100,000km
Ford Transit VM MY08 Servicing
Service interval (km)15,000 km
Service interval (months)12 months
Ford Transit VM MY08 Options
Standard Features
  • Airbag Driver
  • Anti-lock Braking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft
  • Central Locking Remote Control
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution
  • Engine Immobiliser
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Radio CD with 2 Speakers
Optional Features
  • Airbag Passenger - A$500
  • Cruise Control - A$500
  • Dynamic Stability Control - A$500
  • Metallic Paint - A$500
  • Parking Distance Control Rear - A$500
  • Professional Pack - A$1,500
  • Side Airbags - A$500