Although Ford he already introduced us months ago the sixth generation the Ranger, some of the juiciest details of this pick-up still remained secret. For example, knowing which would be the most powerful of its diesel engines.
Now the Australian subsidiary of the brand has been the first to confirm that, in that country, the Ranger will have a 3.0 V6 turbodiesel with 250 hp. This mechanics would be, therefore, the second most powerful in the Ranger catalog along with the V6 Ecoboost biturbo that equips the Raptor variant.
It is unknown if it will come to Europe
This engine is none other than the block that Ford calls ‘Lobo’. It was released in 2018 by the F-150 pickup and, since then, has harvested a great success in the North American market for its relationship between benefits and consumption.
In addition to the 250 hp, its other outstanding feature is its 600 Nm of parwhich gives it an impressive towing capacity that the firm estimates at 3,500 kg. It will be linked to a ten-speed automatic transmission and a differential system with electronic control and various traction modes to choose from.
All these qualities are highly appreciated in Australia, where pick-ups have great consideration as work vehicles, almost at the level of what happens in the United States.
In the meantime, Ford Europe has not disclosed even if this propellant will also reach our continent. For the moment we will have to make do with the 207 hp 2.0 turbo four-cylinder, already known for being the one used in the previous generation of the Ranger.
Of course, if we are willing to pay the price of their gasoline consumption, we can wait for the arrival from Raptor variant and its 288 hp, which will be available from autumn.
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