2021 Ford Ranger V6 Reported by a well-known media. Ford Ranger is technically new to the United States, a medium-size pickup truck based on a platform that is several years old. As such, Ford is already in the stage of developing truck successors and means we might see a refresh sooner than later.
And when we do, we might even see it with some new engine options that Ford is likely to be testing in the arid desert of Australia.
At present, the Ranger sold in the US is supported exclusively by the 2.3 liters EcoBoost I-4 which produces 270 horsepower and 310 pound-foot torque. Although we think that’s enough for most people, there is always room for improvement.
Especially if Ford works to send the Ranger Raptor to the United States with the next generation of trucks, according to a report from Roda Australia, Ford is indeed working on it and is testing more durable options.
One engine that is reportedly being tested is the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6. Rated at 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque in the US, this would be a perfect improvement for the Ranger, especially if Ford wants to produce a jacked Ranger Raptor.
Keep in mind the significant update of the 2021 Ranger from Ford is likely to answer the prayers of many fans, with gasoline and diesel V6 engines to be used.
A source in the Ford You Yangs verification ground has confirmed that as the quality has been significantly updated, the Ranger engine structure will get extensive rework for the next update.
While the future of the 3.2-liter five-cylinder and 2.0-liter four-pot that is currently installed on the Ranger is still unclear, Ford will add a pair of V6 turbo engines to the ranks.
Wheels can reveal that the Power Stroke diesel 3.0-liter turbo single turbo and 2.7-liter twin-turbo ‘Nano’ Ecoboost is currently being tested in Australia.
The second generation of the ‘Nano’ Ecoboost made its debut in 2018 and featured a number of changes brought from the 3.5-liter Ecoboost paired to the F-150 Raptor.
When mounted on an ordinary F-150, the twin-turbo V6 produces peak power of 242kW at 5000rpm, while all 542Nm of torque is generated at only 2750rpm.
If Ford sells V6 Ranger gasoline in Australia, it will be the most powerful traditional double cab you can buy, with a significant margin.
However, it is likely that this engine is being developed with the North American market in mind. That is not to say that Australians will be left behind, but high-powered dual-cab gasoline has not been offered by any manufacturer locally.
Much more likely to be offered in Australia is a turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel engine. The Power Stroke engine family wasn’t exactly in its youth, having first started production in 1994.
The V6 Power Stroke 3.0-liter turbo diesel was first introduced last year on the Ford F-150, producing 186kW and 597Nm. When mounted on the F-150, the engine has the claimed towing capacity of 5189kg.
With a graphite iron engine block and aluminum alloy cylinder head, Power Stroke 3.0 is designed to save weight.
Initially, it was believed that Ford was evaluating a tuned version of the 2.3 liters turbocharged Ecoboost four-cylinder engine as an option for US Ranger Raptors. However, it seems Blue Oval has put this on the back burner, instead of choosing more cylinders to get the desired power level.
The wheels scooped 2021 Ford Ranger earlier this year when the design model was photographed on the way, giving us clear indicators of the dual-cab appearance.
Ford Australia refrained from confirming the news when contacted by Wheels, instead stating that the company was always looking to improve its vehicles.
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