Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 might get new diesel engine

Updated Oct 05, 2020 | Same topic: Latest Consumer Reports

The upcoming Ford Ranger Raptor would go diesel.

Next year, the Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 will be rolled out in certain Asia-Pacific countries, including the Philippines. This pick-up truck is billed as the “ultimate performance off-road truck” and is believed to truly make fans excited about its look as well as an impressive performance.

Testing The Ultimate Performance Off-road Truck | Ford Ranger Raptor 2018

Formerly, rumors spread that the Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 would be driven by either a Ford’s 3.5-liter twin turbo EcoBoost V6 engine or a smaller refreshed 3.2-liter unit. Yet, according to latest car news, the much-awaited Ranger Raptor will come with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine. So, for all intents and purposes, the EcoBlue which was introduced last year would be a potential candidate.

front view of the Ford Ranger Raptor 2018

The much-awaited Ranger Raptor 2018 will come with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine

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At launch, the EcoBlue produced three output levels: 103 hp, 128 hp and 168 hp. However, for the approaching Raptor, it is certain that the engine will boost a much higher performance, even up to 238 hp and 340 Nm of peak torque. With this power, just wait and see the baby Ranger Raptor moving through all terrains at blinding speeds.

Ford's EcoBlue engine

The EcoBlue which was introduced last year would be a potential candidate

More than that, the EcoBlue will likewise be equipped with the Euro 6 emissions standard.

No words on other engines, but we can definitely hope for an EcoBoost gasoline unit.

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Know more about Ford Ranger Raptor 2023

Ford Ranger Raptor

The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor is a performance-oriented pickup truck. For the Philippine market, its sole variant is priced at Php 2,339,000. 

Under the hood of the all-new Ranger Raptor is a 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel that can make up to 207 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. The engine is then paired to a 10-speed automatic gearbox sending power to all four wheels.  

The 2023 Ranger Raptor is 5,381mm long, 2,028mm wide, and 1,922mm in height. It then has a wheelbase length spanning 3,270mm. 

Locally, the Ranger Raptor’s closest competitors are the Nissan Navara PRO-4X and the Hilux GR Sport.  

₱ 2,339,000