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Ford Ranger and Everest to feature 2.0L Bi-Turbo Raptor Engine

Hot off the Ford Australia press, is the announcement that the new 2019 Ranger and Everest, will in certain models, feature the new 147kW, 500Nm 2.0L Bi-Turbo engine, which is also slated for the Ranger Raptor.

This is Ford's latest diesel engine, called "EcoBlue'. Low capacity, high-revving and two turbos. And you can expect SCR technology (AdBlue) as well.
This is Ford’s latest diesel engine, called “EcoBlue’. Low capacity, high-revving and two turbos. And you can expect SCR technology (AdBlue) as well.

While the engine has been received with varying degrees of enthusiasm, it is indeed the newest, most powerful powertrain to be offered across the Ford Ranger and Everest line up. Being available exclusively to the XLT and Wildtrak, the next generation Bi-Turbo diesel engine will be coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission which allows for greater torque and quieter, more comfortable driving conditions.

2019 Ford Ranger Pricing revealed: see the details here.

While the engine delivers 500Nm from 1750rpm, the 10-speed auto allows the engine to stay within its peak power and torque curves essentially the whole time it’s being driven. The Bi-Turbo design, in a sequential setup, will greatly reduce any ‘turbo-lag’ that the Rangers have been known for in the past. Interestingly the new design will employ a fixed geometry turbo to reduce lag at low speeds, while the secondary turbo features a variable geometry setup allowing it to breath better as speed increases. Ford has said that the turbo will consistently and reliably spin at up to 240,000rpm which even by modern turbocharger standards is well up there. 

While the 2.0L Bi-Turbo engine will be available in the XLT and Wildtrak models, the Duratorq 2.2L 118kW/385Nm and Duratorq 3.2L 147kW/470Nm engines coupled with the six-speed auto or manual transmissions, will still be available in lower models.

“The pick-up segment is at all-time record levels in Australia,” said Ford Australia President and CEO, Graeme Whickman. “The Australian market has shifted in a relatively short timeframe, pushing pick-ups like Ranger towards the top of the sales charts. It’s also seen new buyers come in to the segment, especially at the premium end, which is why we’ve made Ranger more refined and more capable at an even wider variety of uses.”

 

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Read right through this and finally Fred at the end had my answer. Drove the raptor last week…very impressive. However , I am struggling to see just where that very expensive ,very limited market lies. The salesman commented mainly rural type businessman were buying them. Even though ifarm , the 3.2 diesel 5 cylinder in wildtrack will suit my needs. Can displacement be replaced ? I guess so in the case of Raptor because it’s about what’s under the vehicle , not the power plant…it is lighter to avoid nose diving after jumps etc…but for those of us that tow… Read more »

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Testdrove the Raptor recently while waiting for my Wildtrak 3.2 to be serviced.Must say the get up and go was good, free reving was good too. Going thru corners on uphill mountain was enjoyable, wanted to the jump thing but the sales guy nearly shit himself as I was pushing thru corners a 100 klicks. Clear this thing can handle.But comparing it to the new Wildtrak price wise no. If it was Bht100k more than the Wildtrak, yes, but Bht 300k NO.NO Rollbar, no roller lid, a towbar that is not a towbar, (only 2 hoops on both sides) too… Read more »

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