The superseded second generation Volkswagen LT, and the current Crafter share the bodyshells with their Mercedes-Benz Sprinter counterparts, but the front grill styling, engine and transmissions remain Volkswagen sourced.
Individual power outputs are:
|max power||@ rpm||max torque||@ rpm|
|88 PS / 65 kW||3,500||2,000|
|109 PS / 80 kW||3,500||2,000|
|136 PS / 100 kW||3,500||2,000|
|163 PS / 120 kW||3,200||2,000|
The electronic differential lock (EDL) employed by Volkswagen is not - as the name suggests - a differential lock at all. Sensors monitor wheel speeds, and if one is rotating substantially faster than the other (i.e. slipping) the EDL system momentarily brakes it. This effectively transfers all the power to the other wheel.
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