Rumours about the next-generation Ford Ranger Raptor keep coming. The latest? Well, an Australian publication claims the Raptor will be built in three engine flavours.
Yes, according to CarExpert.com.au’s sources, the next-gen Ranger Raptor has been confirmed for North America (the Ford Performance variant is currently not offered in that market), where it will be powered by the Blue Oval brand’s 242 kW/542 N.m second-generation “Nano” turbocharged 2,7-litre EcoBoost V6 petrol mill.
What about markets like Australia and South Africa? Well, the publication claims the current model’s bi-turbo 2,0-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel heart will be carried over, with unchanged peak outputs of 157 kW and 500 N.m. This version will again feature a ten-speed automatic transmission and selectable four-wheel drive.
However, here’s what will certainly interest those craving more oomph. CarExpert.com.au furthermore suggests markets such as ours will also receive the “option” of a 3,0-litre turbodiesel V6 producing 190 kW and 600 N.m, and boasting permanent all-wheel drive with selectable low-range.
As we’ve pointed out in an earlier report, this “Power Stroke” oil-burner already does duty in the F-150, where it generates 186 kW and 597 N.m. Like the four-pot, this V6 is mated with a ten-speed self-shifting gearbox.