By now, we know just about everything there is to know about the 2021 Ford Bronco, save for final power numbers and EPA fuel economy ratings. However, Bronco Nation recently shared the former, and they certainly represent good news, as both 2021 Ford Bronco horsepower and torque ratings are higher than FoMoCo’s projected outputs released back when the Bronco was revealed last summer.
|Ford 2.3L EcoBoost I-4||Ford 2.7L EcoBoost V6|
|Standard 87 Octane Horsepower||275||315|
|Standard 87 Octane Torque (pound-feet)||315||410|
|Premium 93 Octane Horsepower||300||330|
|Premium 93 Octane Torque (pound-feet)||325||415|
Final 2021 Ford Bronco horsepower and torque ratings come in at 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque on premium 93 octane fuel for the 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 (275 horsepower and 315 pound-feet on regular 87 octane fuel), beating out the original estimates of 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.
Meanwhile, the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 is rated to produce 330 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque on premium gas (315 horsepower and 410 pound-feet on regular), besting the projected ratings of 310 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
Those holding a Ford Bronco reservation or order will undoubtedly be pleased to learn that their vehicles will be a bit more powerful than originally expected, though it seems that at least a portion of them will be waiting longer to take delivery of those vehicles. As we reported last week, the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant – where the Bronco and Ford Ranger are built – will close temporarily the weeks of May 17th and May 24th as a result of the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage.
However, Ford has said that the idling of the Michigan plant will not affect the Bronco’s launch, which is still slated to begin this summer. As we’ve previously reported, Job 1 2021 Ford Bronco production is already underway at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant, but Ford doesn’t expect to be able to fully ramp up production until August.