• Jul 10, 2008
Click above for 16 high-res images of the 9.150 ECE.

Volkswagen Brasil's commercial arm released the 9.150 ECE armored truck back in February of this year, but it's been off of everyone's radar until today, when photos began making the internet rounds. Looking like a giant, wheeled metallic bulldog that could transform into a giant talking robot at any moment, the 9.150 ECE is powered by a 4750cc inline four-cylinder turbodiesel mated to a five-speed transmission. Power is a modest 150 horses, but peak torque is a stout 405 lb.-ft., delivered between 1,600 and 2,000 rpm. It clearly needs that low-end grunt to haul a full payload of duckets. We call for VW to import a civilian version to North America posthaste. After all, the civilian-trim Chevy Kodiak, International CXT, GMC TopKick and Ford F-650 could use a little competition. How do you say "Das Auto" in Portuguese?


[Source: VW Brasil]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks pissed.
        • 6 Years Ago
        sweet jesus I hate VW.
      • 6 Years Ago
      >>How do you say "Das Auto" in Portuguese?

      "O Carro"
      • 6 Years Ago
      ...and you'll never get cut off again.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Mulad- big, industrial motor. Not that uncommon. The Europeans use 'em. They sound sick, but they get the job done.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Import it? For Wyoming survivalists, maybe?

      I suppose the diesel four-cylinder would burn through the oil supply in their basements more slowly than a Jeep.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Folks, I'm originally from Brazil. Some clarifications are needed -

      1. Das Auto = O Carro
      2. Large displacement in 4 cylinder diesel engines are usual in Brasil. Believe me or not we have a F250 4 cylinder Diesel (Cummins 4B engine)!!!!
      3. This car borned to be ugly and give the high level of protection for valious transportation. We make some nice cars also believe me (www.gol.com.br)...
      4. Other interesting fact out there is 85% of the cars sold can run exclusively with alcol (methanol) or gas. and 100% brazilian cars and most of the trucks (Big F250 4 dours included) are 4 cylinders!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can't wait to see a rap star customize one of these things!
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is great. You know those crummy Ford Econoline van conversions that get turned into RV's? This would be MUCH better - get a bed in the back, a little plasma, maybe a hot plate...
      • 6 Years Ago
      The looks of this thing alone will deter criminals. The achillies heel of this car like all VW's will be its transmission and electrical systems. Throw away armored car?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Must come with a Dodge dog-zapper too.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A black swastika decal would look smashing on this.
        • 6 Years Ago
        It's hard to imagine "Flower Power" or giant flower stickers on this VW...
      • 6 Years Ago
      The small penis contingency can now trade in their HUMMER for this monstrosity.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Snide, stereotypical remarks about penis size really say more about the commentator than anyone else.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I prefer the term "micro-penile".
      • 6 Years Ago
      What exceptional use of tag links.
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