Ford not sure Coyote V8 will fit into 2021 Bronco SUV

Ford not sure Coyote V8 will fit into 2021 Bronco SUV

November 11, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

In a recent interview, Eric Loeffler, who is the chief project engineer for the 2021 Bronco SUV, said Ford hadn’t even tested the technical feasibility of installing the Coyote V8 in the engine bay of the new Bronco.

The 2021 Ford Bronco won’t go into production until next spring, although that hasn’t stopped tuners from offering modifications to the iconic V8-powered SUV. Hennessey was one of the most recent companies to announce such an upgrade – they are proposing to equip the SUV with a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 with 750 horsepower. Ford, on the other hand, doesn’t even know if its 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine will fit under the hood of an SUV.

Erik Loeffler, chief engineer for the Bronco project, told the Ford Authority overseas that Ford had not even tested the technical feasibility of installing the Coyote V8 in the engine compartment of the new Bronco.

The new generation Bronco will be offered with two engines – a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6. The smaller engine produces 270 horsepower (420 Nm), while the V6 produces 310 hp. (542 Nm). Both are mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

There is nothing surprising in this news. Back in September, Ford said the V8-powered Bronco would not appear due to tightening emission regulations. However, this does not mean that tuners will not be able to fit this powerful engine into the engine compartment of an SUV. Only a few days have passed since the information about the Bronco in the Pax Power by Hennessey version for $ 30,000 was presented in July.

Ford is confident the EcoBoost V6 will satisfy buyers with a combination of power and efficiency. However, there will be a handful of those who want something bigger and more powerful, and tuners are willing to provide that. It just won’t be cheap. A $ 30,000 Power Pax upgrade is expensive. The cost of Hennessey Bronco at the start is 225,000 dollars, although the company will build only 24 copies.

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