Specific: Late 1991 the
M70-series was chosen to replace the M247, M255 etc. It was tested from 2nd
of January to 28th of February 1991 in competition with
FIAT Ducato, Ford Transit and Peugeot J5.
The testing was carried out in conjunction with the
Material Commands of the Navy and Air Force.
A second trial phase was carried out in October 2000.
This time the T4 competed with vehicles from Mercedes and
IVECO, and once again VW was chosen to
deliver buses and pick-ups.
Historical: Prototyped in 1985 with production
start in June 1990. With this model the engine was
re-located to the front. 4- and 5-cylinder petrol- end
diesel-engines, were available.The diesel-engines were
known from the VW Passat and Audi 100 range.
5-speed gear boxes became standard in the range.
Length: 4.65 m (181 inches).
Width: 1.84 m (72 inches).
Height: 1.94 m (75 inches).
Weight: 2.550 kg (5.610 lb.).
Engine: Own 5-cylinder, 2.370 cm3 (144 cubic inches),
Horsepower: 78 at 3.700 rpm.
Transfer case: None.
Electrical system: 12 volt, negative ground.
Tyres: 205/65 - R15.
without preparation: N/A.
with deep water fording kit: N/A.
Fuel type: Diesel.
Fuel capacity: 80 liter (17 gallons).
Range: 550 km (343 miles).
Crew: 1 + 7.
Additional: Servo assisted steering.
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