Ford Ranger Raptor will lose one of the enginesJuly 26, 2018
There’s nothing to be done – the representatives of the American brand say that the high-performance version of the compact pick-up Ford Ranger Raptor can no longer be purchased with a petrol V6. Fans of powerful engines will have to be satisfied with the diesel analog.
Let’s notice, that the American motor-car manufacturer – company Ford, has stopped manufacture of the third generation of the compact pickup in 2012. After this event, many fans of such trucks began to increasingly acquire a more powerful version of this car, which was called the Ranger Raptor.
As part of his recent interview with foreign media, Trevor Worthington, who is the current vice president of Ford’s product development for the Asia-Pacific region, talked about the changes that the Ford Ranger Raptor is waiting for.
When journalists asked Mr. Worthington whether the pickup would continue to be offered with more powerful petrol and diesel V6 engines, he replied that no, there would be no such opportunity.
“At the moment, we sell our pickup truck in 200 car markets and 99% of them are in great demand cars with diesel power units,” said Trevor Worthington. He also said that the Ranger Raptor is currently offered with a 2.4-liter diesel engine with a maximum output of 211 horsepower and a maximum torque of 500 Nm. For most fans of pickups this capacity is quite enough. According to Mr. Worthington, the power that this diesel engine offers is enough for most of the tasks for which people buy pickups.
With regard to the diesel power V6 6-cylinder engine, designed for a working volume of 3.0 liters, then, as Trevor Worthington said, this engine is hardly suitable for a pickup Ford Ranger Raptor in terms of both economy and other criteria.
Note that earlier the Ford Ranger Raptor was equipped with a gasoline 2.7-liter V6 engine family EcoBoost.