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Finally, Dodge had stepped it up by releasing the new Promaster for 2014. The Promaster will be replacing the Sprinter which made an impact in the commercial regions. The Ford transit also is a dominating competitor but comes in RWD. This is a hard one, Which one do you guys favor more and why?
 

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The most significant difference between the ProMaster and its competitors is its drivetrain configuration. Whereas the 2014 Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Nissan NV series are all rear-wheel-drive, the ProMaster is front-wheel-drive, an unusual configuration for a heavy-duty commercial vehicle, at least in North America. The layout does offer some advantages over rear-drive: cargo floor height, step-in height, and ceiling height are all lower than a comparable rear-wheel-drive model, with the added claimed benefits of reduced overall weight and maintenance costs.

Speaking of doing things differently, the aforementioned M40 single-clutch six-speed automated manual transmission shifts via an electro-hydraulic actuation system. The driver can select gears manually, but the system's default operation is automatic. The M40's short 4.56 axle ratio, combined with the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel four-cylinder's stout 295 lb-ft of torque at just 1400 rpm promise sprightly around-town performance.
 
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