With the debut of the second-generation Ford Ranger Raptor, the Blue Oval division’s mid-size pickup is powered by both the flagship 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 gasoline engine and the 2.0-liter biturbo diesel that serves elsewhere in the Ranger lineup.
“The petrol V6 has always been an engine for [Ranger] Raptor for this generation of car, but [we recognise] there will still be customers who want it [economy of diesel fuel]. And so, at the other end of the spectrum, the four-cylinder biturbo diesel will actually continue to run in some markets,” said Ford Ranger Raptor Chief Program Engineer Dave Byrne.
“Not in Australia, but for some markets where the V6 doesn’t fit, the four-cylinder biturbo diesel will continue,” continued Byrne, referring to the 2.0-litre biturbo diesel that produces 213bhp. and 500 Nm.
For reference, the 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged gasoline engine in the Ranger Raptor produces 397 hp. at 5,650 rpm and a torque of 583 Nm at 3,500 rpm, paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.
Thailand also gets the 3.0-liter V6 version of the Ranger Raptor, so there could be a chance that Malaysia could get the more powerful V6 version instead of the four-cylinder diesel.
Which would you prefer in the Malaysian Ranger Raptor – a petrol V6 or a four-tank diesel?
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