Ford will not equip Bronco SUV with V8 engineSeptember 13, 2020
In an interview with an official representative of the American brand, it was possible to find out why the Ford Bronco SUV cannot be bought with a V8 engine. It turns out that very serious reasons influenced the adoption of this decision.
Even before the debut of the Ford Bronco a few weeks ago, rumors began to circulate about the possibility of installing a V8 engine under its hood. But these rumors were more wishful thinking than a valid fact. It was said that the American company was unlikely to go for it, despite the obvious demand from ardent fans of the SUV and V8 engines.
According to Ford Global Program Manager Jeff Seaman and Bronco Project Chief Engineer Eric Loefller, the V8-powered Bronco SUV will not be unveiled – and for good reason.
Emission standards are the main issue here, according to Loeffler.
“We have to manage the impact of our engines on the atmosphere (CO2 emissions – editor’s note). Even a small SUV equipped with a V8 engine will generate quite a lot of harmful gas, ”said Mr Loefller.
He also added that he refutes claims of demand for the Coyote V8 for the Bronco. Customers are primarily concerned with power, torque, horsepower and fuel economy – all of which can be achieved with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, which is already part of the new Bronco range, he said.
If these basic considerations, as Löfller pointed out, are already factored into the V6, then there is no point in offering a V8 and still paying fines for excess emissions.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that there were photos of a Ford Bronco SUV in a powerful version of the Raptor. The American company is testing a more off-road version of the Ford Bronco, which will traditionally receive the Raptor designation. Among other things, the car boasts increased ground clearance and wide fenders.
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