Ford Ranger Raptor Tipped To Launch On February 7

The upcoming Ford Ranger Raptor will reportedly premiere on February 7 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Australian publication Motoring reports that the Ranger Raptor will come equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, rather than the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 of the current F-150 Raptor.

Power outputs of this new diesel engine remain unconfirmed but it is expected to deliver slightly more grunt than the 197 hp 3.2-liter inline diesel five-cylinder found in standard Ranger variants. A figure closer to the 241 hp offered by the VW Amarok V6 and 254 hp of the Mercedes-Benz X 350d is possible.

Mated to the diesel mill is set to be the 10-speed automatic transmission Ford co-developed with General Motors.

Underpinning the Ranger Raptor will be the firm’s T6 ladder chassis, also set to be used by the next-generation 2020 Bronco, and aimed at providing the Raptor with admirable off-roading abilities.

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  • Don’t expect F150 Raptor like performance, both Ranger Raptor and its rival HSV Colorado is just top of the line 4×4 with modified suspension, brakes and tire.

  • Jerry Hightower

    Sadly this is not the Ranger that is needed. Ford should have never dropped the original Ranger and instead should have given it a restyle and upgrade while leaving it the same size. Why did Ford have to follow everyone else into the midsize market? Prices of those smaller trucks have increased as they are still in demand. Now Ford is coming out with a midsized Ranger and Bronco with both being essentially the same vehicle. Wake up Ford!

  • Bob White

    My lawnmower has a bigger motor than this…

  • FactChecker90803

    If it is a I4 engine, its likely to be the 2.3 Liter I4 found in the Mustang, since I just Cant see Ford Squeezing 240-250 Hp out of a 2.0 L Diesel Engine.

    But my money is on the 2.7 L Ecoboost V6, as for the Competition, rumour has it that GM will offer the Flint Build, 3.0 L I6 in the Colorado ZR2 as an optional engine along with the Duramax 2.8 L I4 Diesel and 3.6 L V6.

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