Ford Ranger Raptor To Have Twin-Turbo 2.0-Liter Diesel

Hot on the heels of Ford confirming a Ranger Raptor is just around the corner, The Motor Report has learned that the mid-size pickup will be powered by a 2.0-liter twin-turbo diesel engine.

Limited details about the engine are known but it is said to be both lighter and more powerful than the 3.2-liter five-cylinder found in a range of current Ford Ranger models. Power figures should comfortably surpass 200 hp and 346 lb-ft of torque.

Grunt from the engine will most likely be sent to all four-wheels thanks to the 10-speed automatic transmission Ford co-developed with General Motors.

Initially, rumors indicated that the F-150 Raptor’s 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost or an uprated version of the aforementioned five-cylinder would power the Ranger Raptor. However, it is believed that the automaker has opted for a small-capacity diesel to meet its power and fuel-efficiency targets.

Beyond its use of a new engine, the pickup will adopt a custom suspension setup, benefit from an increased ride height, have disc brakes on all four corners and receive a “head-turning exterior” design.

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  • SgtBeavis

    I keep thinking my next car/suv will be electric. Then I see this and I go:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/afe5b43052563690a1eba6467838c65a517ae194ac29c3a33305e0099e5405e8.jpg

  • Shane

    I hate diesels with a passion. Has there ever been a good sounding diesel?

    • Michael_66589

      V8 Gm Duramax diesel, Audi 4.2 Diesel

  • Tumbi Mtika

    YES FORD!

  • Bash

    Cool

  • Rocket

    Globally? Sorry, but I’m having a difficult time believing it. The U.S. will absolutely need to have a gasoline option, if not the only option. I’m thinking 2.7T, not 3.5T.

    • Benjamin B.

      I suspect the 2.7L turbo V6 will be available in Platinum and Limited models. Fleet vehicles will get the 2.5L from the Transit Connect and come mid level variants will get the 3.3L V6 or an EcoBoost I-4 (2L or 2.3L).

  • Benjamin B.

    This is the EcoBlue engine, right? This is promising as this engine also is found in the Ford Mondeo/Fusion. Also I suspect the regular Ranger to get the detuned version as well as a standard 2.5L I-4, a NA 3.3L, and possible an EcoBoost engine or two (2L, 2.3L, and/or 2.7L V6).

  • SteersUright

    They better bring this to the USA! Not all of us can deal with the sheer size of the Raptor F150.

  • Shelby GT500

    That’ s probably the engine, that is fitted on Ford Edge in Europe. 2.0 l 210 bhp, 330 lb-ft of torque.

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