Explore The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor In 114 Images – And See What You’re Missing In The U.S.

Ford is holding the first media drive of the new Ranger Raptor in Morocco, releasing along the way a detailed image gallery of its latest performance pickup truck.

And while the company has denied U.S. the pleasure of a baby Raptor, the rest of the world is about to get its first taste of what a Baja-inspired pickup truck can do.

Don’t let the modest engine specs ruin your appetite; the new Ranger Raptor might have just a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel under its bonnet but it comes with two turbos and paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission, the same one with its big brother the F-150 Raptor.

It might not be a V6 but it offers 210hp (213PS) and a hefty 368lb-ft (500Nm) of torque. 0-62mph (100km/h) comes in 10.5 seconds while top speed is set at 106mph (170km/h). Weight is set at 2,510kg (5,533lbs), while towing capacity is up to 2,5 tonnes (5,511lbs).

The biggest changes come in the chassis department; the ladder frame here is reinforced with high-strength, low-alloy steels to make it more durable and stronger and the same goes for the suspension.

The front shock towers are new, the control arms are made out of aluminum while the rear setup is all bespoke, featuring an integrated Watt’s linkage that limits lateral movement drastically. The tracks are wider by 150mm and the ride height is 51mm taller than a standard Ranger XLT.

Then we get to the Fox Racing shocks that feature what Ford calls Position Sensitive Damping; these are 2.5-inch (63.5mm) in diameter, managing to provide higher damping forces in high-speed off-road driving and lower damping forces in on-road conditions thanks to their internal bypass technology. Front damper travel has been increased by 32 percent and the rear travel by 18 percent.

In total, the Ford Ranger Raptor offers 283mm ground clearance and a 850mm wading depth. Off-road figures include a 32.5-degree approach angle and ramp-over and departure angles of 24 degrees. The 17-inch wheels are wrapped with all-terrain BF Goodrich 285/70 tires.

Customers will be able to choose between Ford Performance Blue, Colorado Red, Shadow Black, Frozen White and Conquer Grey colors for their Ranger Raptor. Ford will begin the first deliveries in Europe in mid-2019.

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  • Mr. EP9

    Yeah, a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder diesel? I don’t think anyone stateside will be shedding a tear with that power train. If they were to bring it over, people would want more than what that thing is putting out.

    • john1168

      Agreed! Put the 3.0TT in it and then we may have something.

      • Benjamin B.

        Considering the F-150 Raptor uses a 3.5L engine, I doubt the USDM Ranger Raptor will get a 3L engine. I suspect a version of the 2.3L EcoBoost petrol engine already in the USDM Ranger. That engine made 350 HP and 350 ft lbs in the Focus RS and the same torque in the high output EcoBoost Mustang. The same engine block was used in the Mazdaspeed6 as well.

        • john1168

          That 2.3 would be good in it too.

      • Benjamin B.

        You should check out the new Lincoln Aviator standard drivetrain or the plugin hybrid drivetrain. The plugin will make crazy torque for a midsize suv.

      • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

        The 2.7TT would motivate this thing nicely.

        That engine already gets the heavier F-150 to 60 in less than 6 seconds.

        • john1168

          That’s another great engine they could use.

    • Benjamin B.

      Wouldn’t be surprised if the next generation Ranger as well as an USDM Raptor variant is unveiled next year. The Raptor version will probably uses a high output EcoBoost gasoline engine with a possibility of a mild hybrid or full hybrid or plugin hybrid system.

    • Zandit75

      Don’t worry, there have been plenty of complaints about the 2ltr Diesel engine here in Australia.
      The standard engine in the Ranger, which is a 3.2ltr, 5 cylinder Turbo Diesel, puts out 147kws/470nm, while this “performance raptor” only puts out an additional 3kw/50nm. It’s not enough.

  • no25

    Honestly, this looks really good! But I would still pick a Tacoma TRD Pro over it any day.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      Why?

      This is far more capable in every single objective category.

      • no25

        Because…? It’s my choice not some rando’s on the internet, sweetheart. The Tacoma looks better and will last longer than a stupid Ford anyways.

  • Day_Trader

    iPad mini has a bigger screen ? than this prehistoric infotainment system ? Pathetic ??

    • Rzrlf

      car companies like to cut costs and blame not having a larger screen on developmental factors while a 10″ ipad goes for 250 on amazon

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