MV-1 Engine Options

The MV-1 is designed to accommodate the needs of public and private consumers. Those needs are not only met in the specially-constructed passenger compartment, but they are also met under the hood. The MV-1 comes with one of two powerful engines: one powered by gasoline, the other by natural gas.

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MV-1 V8 Engine

The MV-1 comes standard with a Ford 4.6-liter 2V EFI V8 engine. This gasoline-powered V8 boasts 248 horsepower, with 294 kb-ft of torque, meaning the MV-1 has the zip of a much smaller vehicle. This engine’s fuel economy is also impressive, considering the size of the MV-1. The MV-1 gets an EPA-estimated 13 mpg city and 18 mpg highway. The tank holds 24 gallons of gasoline, giving the gasoline-powered MV-1 a 350 mile range. Thanks to an easy access fuel pump, refueling is a hassle-free process.

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MV-1 CNG Engine

Also available for the MV-1 is a Ford 4.6-liter 2V EFI V8 Dedicated Compressed Natural Gas engine. Manufactured specifically for the use of compressed natural gas (CNG), this engine is environmentally-friendly and fuel-efficient, and still has 213 horsepower and 259 lb-ft of torque. With the gasoline gallon equivalent of getting 13 mpg city and 17 mpg highway, the CNG engine maintains the MV-1’s fuel economy.

One major benefit of Compressed Natural Gas engines is lower fuel costs. Compressed Natural Gas is on average $1.50 to $2.00 cheaper than an equivalent gallon of gasoline. Using CNG means cutting fuel costs roughly in half. Municipalities and taxi services with fuel storage tanks can use the MV-1 with Dedicated CNG engine to conserve costs and better serve their passengers. The MV-1 CNG engine has a 290 mile fuel range, including a 40 mile reserve, so there is always time to get to the next station.


Whether it has a gasoline or a CNG engine under the hood, the bold MV-1 moves with power and agility. You won’t find these vans everywhere, however, so talk to the experts at MV-1 of Connecticut in Meriden, CT to learn more about features and how to get one.