And the new version of Ford Ranger Raptora series of “intermediate” images of the series proposed by the Blue Oval and “revised and revised” by Ford Performance Division it comes with a range of new specifications, in terms of aesthetics and in terms of content and engine (along with the 2.0 EcoBlue turbodiesel comes the EcoBoost 3.0 V6 biturbo petrol).
In this understanding let’s analyze all the features of the new generation of Ford’s high-performance pickup: exterior lines, dimensions, passenger compartment layout, technical characteristics and price.
Meter in hand, the exterior dimensions of the new Ford Ranger Raptor are those of a standard two-cab pickup. So instead of “important”, although this is a characteristic of this type of cars, it is therefore appreciated by the participants.
- Height: 5.36m;
- Width: 2.21m (including rear mirrors);
- Height: 1.93m;
- Wheel base: 3,220 mm;
- Ground clearance: 272 mm;
- Rear box length: 1.56 m;
- Rear box width: 1.22m;
- Height of the rear box flush with the sides: 530 mm;
- Maximum load: 652kg.
Cockpit of the Ford Ranger Raptor reveals sports characteristics: anatomical seats (even those in the back row), “Code Orange” details on the seats themselves, on the inner edge and on the dashboard (even the “on” light has the same orange tint . ), sports style steering wheel, hot and covered in leather (with the addition of an orange “notch” at 12 o’clock) and gear levers made of magnesium.
Digital and multimedia devices in particular, it presents an instrument panel with a 12.4-inch display and infotainment with a central 12″ screen (taken from the F-150) that also allows you to view images from the surround cameras while driving off-road: a system supported by Ford SYNC4 (which prepares all the equipment 2023 Ford models), is actually compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The sound system uses a modern 10-speaker Bang&Olufsen system.
“starting point” of the new 2023 edition of Ford Ranger Raptor is the level frame of the Ranger range, here it has been made stronger and more rigid due to the adoption of some reinforcements, a new rear cross member, new suspension mounts (new Fox Lite Valve shock absorbers) and new wishes of aluminum.
The aesthetic recalls some of the unique features of the 2023 F-150 Raptor, such as the large grille painted in gloss black and full-width Ford “lettering” instead of the Ford “logo”.A blue circlewide wheel arches and light cluster design.
To facilitate the transportation of goodsequipment and items (remember that back box 1.56 m long and 54 cm long sides, with a maximum capacity of more than 650 kg), loading plan widened to 1.22m.
With the help of the suspension of Fox three-way adjustment plus many driving conditions available, the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor can provide the best performance for all utility needs, both on and off-road. About this, off road driving It is enabled by very important steps:
- Angle of attack: 31 °;
- Advance angle: 24 °;
- Exit angle: 27 °;
- Maximum swimming depth: 850mm.
Under the hoodThe new version of the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor has two types of power supply:
- Petrol version takes the drive unit EcoBoost 3.0 twin-turbo V6 (with a block in cast iron and graphite) developed by Ford Performance experts, specifically to provide a maximum power of 292 HP and 491 Nm of maximum torque (the latter is already available at 2,300 rpm);
- For the turbodiesel versionthere is a 2.0 EcoBlue with 205 HP and 500 Nm of maximum torque (the engine and power level is already present in the highest versions of the Blue Oval pickup).
Distribution (permanent all-wheel drive with lockable front and rear differential) depends automatic gearbox 10-speed, inherited from the previous series, equipped 7 ways to drive: 3 for driving on paved roads, and the remaining 4 provided for off-road driving. Multiple driving programs – selectable through a wheel control placed between the front seats – it looks like four different ones “sound” exhaust management methodsand for the three possibilities of suspension adjustment.
The new 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor is already on sale. Below is a description of the “turnkey” prices.
- Ford Ranger Raptor 2.0 EcoBlue 205 HP: 78,083 euros;
- Ford Ranger Raptor 3.0 EcoBoost V6 292 HP: 81,133 euros.