The Ford Ranger Raptor goes diesel again
In addition to the naturally lower fuel consumption compared to petrol, it is above all the 500 Nm of torque that will delight the most demanding customers
Since its launch a year ago, the Ford Ranger Raptor has been a petrol-only vehicle. While its unctuous 288 PS twin-turbo V6 is more than enough to make you want to go off-roading, it’s not as comfortable when it comes to long-distance towing. With 210 PS and 500 Nm of torque, the new 2.0 EcoBlue, which will be fitted under the bonnet of the sporty pickup truck, is a miracle cure.
This diesel will join the European range of the Ranger Raptor in the coming months. Like its unleaded sibling, the 2.0 EcoBlue uses twin turbos to boost performance. And like the petrol model, it uses a ten-speed automatic transmission with intelligent permanent all-wheel drive. The diesel also retains the rear axle locking differential and seven driving modes.
The Ranger Raptor is still exempt from emission penalties
Against all expectations, the EcoBlue’s towing capacity is no different to the EcoBoost’s and remains at 2.5 tonnes. As mentioned earlier, the appeal of the diesel is its considerable torque, which allows it to tow comfortably without blowing up fuel consumption. In Germany, the Ford Ranger Raptor diesel will cost €74,197. In France, the price should be similar, especially as the pick-up will not be subject to the emission penalty because it is approved as a chassis cab.Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in News