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2021 Ford Ranger MS-RT Bows In Europe With Street-Focused Style: Video

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Today, Ford officially revealed an exclusive new version of the award-winning Ranger pickup that has been developed in partnership with vehicle design specialists MS-RT. But what makes the 2021 Ford Ranger MS-RT different from most other Ranger variants is that it bucks the red-hot off-road trend by combining a motorsport-inspired, street-focused appearance with a premium specification and unique, hand-finished detailing.

The new Ford Ranger MS-RT offers customers a high-end version of Europe’s best-selling pickup that sits alongside the desert-race-influenced Ford Ranger Raptor at the top of the Ranger lineup. The MS-RT is derived from the Ranger Wildtrak, which shares its generous equipment, one-ton payload, and choice of SuperCab or SuperCrew body styles.

The Ranger MS-RT’s unique exterior includes a hand-built front fascia featuring a honeycomb carbon fiber-effect grille, integrated fog lights, 20-inch OZ Racing alloy wheels, extended wheel arches, sculpted side skirts, carbon fiber-effect mirror caps, an aerodynamic load bar, and MS‑RT badges. Exterior color choices include Frozen White, Sea Grey, or Agate Black.

Inside, the Ranger MS-RT features premium leather trim with contrasting orange stitching, ambient lighting, heated front seats, MS-RT floor mats and scuff plates, and Ford’s SYNC 3 connectivity and navigation system with an 8-inch touchscreen.

The MS-RT is powered by Ford’s range-topping 2.0L EcoBlue Bi-Turbo diesel engine, which is backed up by the automaker’s 10‑speed automatic transmission. Power comes in at 213 PS (210 horsepower) and 500 Nm (369 pound-feet) of torque, which provides a max payload rating of 1,098 kilograms (2,420 pounds) and a max tow rating of 3,500 kilograms (7,716 pounds). A selectable four-wheel-drive system provides ample traction on all surfaces, while a Maxhaust app-controlled soundbox is available as a dealer-installed option for those seeking a sportier sound.

MS-RT is a Qualified Vehicle Modifier working with established Ford motorsport partner M-Sport, applying World Rally Championship-winning experience to create strikingly modified versions of Ford’s commercial vehicles. As the latest vehicle in Ford’s One-Stop-Shop, the Ranger MS-RT joins a range of conversions available directly through Ford dealers, including the Transit Custom and Transit Connect MS-RT vans, and Transit Custom Nugget camper van.

“Ranger MS-RT is designed for customers who value Ranger’s hard-working capability but want the racing pedigree and hand-finished exclusivity of our MS-RT series,” said Brendan Lyne, director, Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe. “This eye-catching vehicle blends Ford’s decades of success in pickup trucks with striking motorsport-inspired design to offer a road-focused truck combining immense curb appeal with the hard-working ability that our customers love.”

The exclusive Ranger MS-RT will be available from Ford dealers in select European markets starting this summer.

We’ll have more on the MS-RT and all other Ranger variants soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Ranger news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

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Written by Brett Foote

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Damn that’s nice…hopefully Ford will get serious about the mid size segment in the states when the next gen comes out. Still waiting for the 21’s to hit dealships 🙄

  2. 210 HP DIESEL, yes sir, I’ll buy one tomorrow if available in the USA. Maybe some day, ford will put this diesel mill in the Bronco and maybe a V8 (5.0 thanks ). After MY2022 sales start to stabilize (all the fan boys finally got one at full MSRP), ford may starting thinking how to sell more broncos-a diesel-would be a great option-best low end torque for those that actually plan on going off road, and better MPG for the mall crawler crowd (vast majority). With that being said, if ford had this truck for sale in my area, I would own it tomorrow.

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