Thursday, March 14, 2019
3 Things You Need to Know About the Ford Ranger's Powertrain
How do you take an already legendary workhorse like the Ford Ranger and make it even better? By equipping it with one of the most advanced powertrains in the world. After developing the new powertrain for the high-performance Ranger Raptor, Ford engineers knew they had something special and decided to make it available across the Ranger line-up. With improved quality, efficiency, and performance, the new powertrain is Ford engineering at its finest.
Here are three things you need to know about the new Ranger powertrain:
#1. It Sets a New Standard for Powertrain Engineering
The new powertrain’s combination of a 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel engine and 10-speed transmission is true to Ford’s commitment to get bigger power and economy from a smaller boosted engine.
The Ranger’s new engine is the most modern diesel engine from Ford and delivers uncompromising performance at the best efficiency. Its flexible nature allows it to have the tremendous payload and towing capacity in the Ranger and high-speed terrain-conquering thrust in the Ranger Raptor.
#2. Its Durability Has Been Proven Around the World
To ensure that it can handle the most rugged and challenging of terrains, the powertrain has been tested around the world in some of the most extreme conditions. The transmission, for example, is already found in vehicles like the Mustang and F-150 Raptor and thus, has logged in over half a million kilometers of extreme and real-world testing.
#3. It Offers Power and Performance with No Compromise
With a maximum of 213 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque, this 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel gives class-leading grunt for the Ranger. This engine takes advantage of sequential turbocharging to deliver greater responsiveness, drivability, and maximum efficiency. A variable geometry turbocharger is employed to deliver greater throttle response and eliminate lag by spooling up quickly at low speeds. The second unit is a fixed geometry turbocharger with a high flow capacity to deliver maximum power and performance. Oh, and thanks to the 10-speed automatic, it serves this almost instantaneously. The wide gear ratio can use all the gears to boost fuel efficiency, or skip-shift to boost performance.
Running on the new powertrain, the 2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak 4x4 is offered with a cash discount of P 60,000 only until the end of the month.