Next-Gen Ranger Rumored To Get Twin-Turbo V6 Engine

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If there is one thing that many fans of the 2019 Ford Ranger can agree on is that more power than the EcoBoost four that comes in the truck would be welcome. A new rumor is making the rounds that claims the next-gen Ranger trucks are testing in Australia with a couple of new engines under the hood.

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The most exciting rumor is one that might turn up stateside as it has to do with the next-gen Ranger Raptor. Ford is said to be testing a Ranger Raptor with a V8 engine under the hood, it has been rumored that the Ranger Raptor will come to the U.S. with the next-gen Ranger. The lesser Ford Ranger trucks are also tipped to be testing new engines.

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At Australia’s You Yangs proving grounds, a Ranger pickup is said to be testing with a turbo 3.0-liter Powerstroke V6 engine under the hood, shots of that prototype in testing in the States recently turned up. Another Ranger is tipped to be trying out the Biturbo 2.7-liter V6 engine that is currently offered in the Ford F-150 truck. In F-150 trim the engine makes 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque.

The current Ford Ranger offered in the States uses a 2.3-liter turbo-four that makes 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Cramming the Ford 2.7-liter V6 under the hood would make for a nice power boost. The gas V6 is said to be testing specifically for the North American market. The diesel would likely be for the European market.

Ford is likely to bring the diesel engine to North America for the Ranger, Chevy offers a diesel for the Colorado, and perhaps Ford is wanting to compete. Cramming that gas V6 under the hood would make the Ranger the most powerful in its class according to Autocar. Ford recently added an FX2 package for the Ranger that adds off-road skills to the basic rear-wheel-drive Ranger truck.

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Source: Autocar.co.nz

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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. I would love to see the new Ford Ranger to have a Folding Split Rear seat like the Explorer Sport Trac and a Electric drop down rear window. That would be a great sales incentive. I would be one of the first to get one. I have had Rangers and three Sport Tracs. Awesome vehicle. Thanks

  2. New Redesigned 2021 Ranger should have the longer F150 Raptor Front suspension built right into into the standard Ranger platform. Let it come with bolt on travel limiters and standard shocks. When and if soemone wants a more offroad worthy truck they just unbold the limitors, and buy some longer aftermarket Fox or King shocks for the front and rear. Also design the wheel wells to accept 33×12.5r16 wheels and tires to tuck inside the wheel wells front and rear from the factory.

    Engine Choices: Drop the 2.3 Ecoboost
    All engines with the 10 speed.
    Add as the new base engine the 3.3 Ti-VCT V6 (Naturally asperated currently offered in the F150
    Add as an upgrade: 2.7 Ecoboost V6
    Add as an upgrade: 3.0L Powerstroke Diesel
    Add as an upgrade: 5.0 Coyote V8

    Engineer the rear seats tobe side seated jumpseats on the exteded cab just like the old Rangers and on the Crew Cab split the bench and make it fold up.

    Incorporste a flat load floor with no transmission hump behind the center console.

    Offer the Ranger with a 60/40 bench in the front seat on all trim levels. Stop steeling the space for bulky center consoles. Engineer rear passenger a/c via the rear doors.

    Vinyl washable floor designed to be hosed out.

    Dont Offer a Raptor Version just build a platform that allows enthusiest to build their trucks the way they want to with the engine, suspension, and bumpers they want to.

    If Ford Really wants to build a Raptor then really build a Raptor, with all the Luxury of a daily driver, pre runner, with a full race approved roll cage, cantilevered 4 link rear suspension to keep the usefullness of the bed, wider front and rear wheel base not to exceed the track of a standard full size F150 and 37×12.5r16 wheels and tires with a suspension that has a sweet full droop from the factory. Leave the engine alone. Let the consumer choose the engine they want from the list above. Keep the motor work and cooling system to the aftermarket. While keeping the price within reach for a caged out luxury forerunner.

  3. Edited: New Redesigned 2021 Ranger should have the longer F150 Raptor Front suspension built right into the standard Ranger platform. Let it come with bolt on travel limiters and standard shocks. When and if soemone wants a more offroad worthy truck they just unbolt the limitors, and buy some longer aftermarket Fox or King shocks for the front and rear. Also design the wheel wells to accept 33×12.5r16 wheels and tires to tuck inside the wheel wells front and rear from the factory.

    Engine Choices: Drop the 2.3 Ecoboost
    All engines with the 10 speed.
    Add as the new base engine the 3.3 Ti-VCT V6 (Naturally asperated currently offered in the F150
    Add as an upgrade: 2.7 Ecoboost V6
    Add as an upgrade: 3.0L Powerstroke Diesel
    Add as an upgrade: 5.0 Coyote V8

    Engineer the rear seats tobe side seated jumpseats on the exteded cab just like the old Rangers and on the Crew Cab split the bench and make it fold up.

    Incorporate a flat load floor with no transmission hump behind the center console.

    Offer the Ranger with a 60/40 bench in the front seat on all trim levels. Stop steeling the space for bulky center consoles. Engineer rear passenger a/c via the rear doors.

    Vinyl washable floor designed to be hosed out.

    Dont Offer a Raptor Version just build a well thought out easy platform that allows enthusiest to build their trucks the way they want to with the engine, suspension, and bumpers they want to.

    If Ford Really wants to build a Raptor then really build a Raptor, with all the Luxury of a daily driver, pre runner, with a full race approved roll cage, cantilevered 4 link rear suspension to keep the usefullness of the bed, wider front and rear wheel base not to exceed the track of a standard full size F150 and promote it that way… Stock 37×12.5r16 wheels and tires with a suspension that has a sweet full droop from the factory. Leave the engine alone. Let the consumer choose the engine they want from the list above. Keep the motor work and cooling system to the aftermarket the guys with real enthusiest blood, while keeping the price within reach for a caged out luxury prerunner.

    I was born and raised in Las Vegas. I’m a true desert rat. Sell to the posers, but with a platform with the enthusiest in mind that allows the freedom for the wide variety and income levels of the offroad and performance enthusiest to dream new stuff up.

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