Ford Ranger’s new 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine has some serious power
There’s plenty to be excited about the new Ford Ranger. For starters, the North American market is finally getting the Ford Ranger Raptor. This will come in two different powertrains depending on where in the world you are. But Ford had been tight-lipped about the diesel powertrains that will be offered, so far. It looks like the most powerful diesel engine supplied will have a total of 247 horsepower (184 kilowatts) and 442 lb-ft (600 Newton-meters) of torque. Some V8 gasoline engines don’t even have that much torque.
Ford Ranger: Diesel Powertrain Details
The punchy new Ford turbodiesel comes with a start/stop system, which is also available for the Ranger Raptor’s 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine shared with the Bronco Raptor. Ford will sell the six-cylinder diesel-powered pickup in XLT, Sport and Wildtrak trim levels in Australia. Although fuel consumption figures have not yet been released, the truck complies with Euro 5 regulations.
The new Ranger can be had with a more miniature 2.0-liter diesel that has a single turbo depending on the region. The engine produces 168 horsepower (125 kW) and 300 lb-ft (405 Nm) of torque. Adding an additional turbo to the engine increases power output to 207 hp (157 kW) and 370 lb-ft (500 Nm). Depending on the engine you choose, the next-generation Ranger has a maximum payload capacity of 2,925 pounds (1,327 kilograms). The maximum towing capacity could reach 7,716 lbs (3,500 kg), which could easily carry bulky items if needed.
The on-demand 4WD system comes with 2H, 4H and 4L modes as well as 4A automatic. Additionally, Ford will offer up to seven drive modes, including part-time or full-time all-wheel drive, and eventually there will be a plug-in hybrid configuration. All engines are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, while some fleet vehicles with four-cylinder engines will also get a start/stop system.