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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-16-2018, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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Australia gets new engine

According to a couple of different automotive publications from the UK, the new Ford Ranger will be offered with an additional engine option. The 2.0L turbo diesel from the new Raptor will in fact be offered on other Ranger variants, lower in the line up. This twin-turbo, four-cylinder engine will produce 157 kW and 500 N.m, and is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. It also provides an additional 1,000kg of towing capacity.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-16-2018, 08:50 AM
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So that's around 210 hp isn't it? Was hoping to see the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine borrowed from the F-150 otherwise the price tag seems excessive for what you're getting.
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While I'm happy to see the base model getting additional power, it does leave me wondering what's the point in buying the Raptor variant then? If it doesn't come with any additional power, you're basically paying for a skin and performance mods, which could be attained much cheaper through aftermarket.
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It is an odd choice from Ford to be sure, and it looks like the new Everest will be getting the Raptors engine as well. Looks like we also have an idea of what Ford will be offering in terms of a warranty as the new Ranger will be covered by a 5 year/100,000km package.
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I don't see much of a point for the Raptor model either when it doesn't live up to the hype. This is more relevant in Australia when import cars are heavily taxed and you're paying so much more for so little return. The long 5 year warranty is a nice touch and would be great as a global offering, but not enough to make me buy a Ranger Raptor in Australia IMHO.
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I don't even know how popular its going to be in Australia, considering how inflated the price of the trim is. Why not just go with the Wildtrak spec'd with the same engine? I think Ford has made a mistake by not keeping anything exclusive to their top level trim, aside from some styling changes and an upgraded suspension.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-24-2018, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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Well we now know that the Raptor engine is going to cost you an extra $1,200, which actually isn't bad considering the additional power it comes with. Considering the Wildtrak can get all the way up to $64k, the Raptor model is looking to be a tough sell.
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