Ford has removed the silk on the all-new Ranger Raptor, launch a new tool.
But while all the hype and fanfare about this twin-turbo V6 petrol engine will power the Ranger Raptor for the Australian and North American markets, Ford will still be offering a diesel alternative. in some markets.
Talk to CarExpert At a recent Ranger Raptor prototype event, Ford Performance chief program officer for the Ranger Raptor Dave Burn said while markets like Australia are hungry for petrol engines, that’s not feasible for some markets. other school.
“V6 petrol has always been the engine for the Raptor… for this generation of vehicles, 3.0-litre petrol has always been the engine, but but [we’re] Note that there will still be customers who want to save on diesel fuel,” Burns said.
“And so the other end of the bandwidth, the bi-turbo [four-cylinder diesel] in some markets will indeed continue. Not in Australia, but for some markets where V6s are not suitable, bi-turbo [four-cylinder diesel] will continue.”
For reference, the updated 2.0-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel engine produces 154kW of power and 500Nm of torque, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
On the other hand, the V6 Raptor uses a 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-cylinder petrol engine that produces 292kW of power and 583Nm of torque – also mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
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