Rumor: Ford Ranger Raptor to Feature Twin-Turbo 2.0-Liter Diesel

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    According to themotorreport, a new generation 2.0-litre four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine will be used to power the Ford Ranger Raptor.

     
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    Looks like Ford's trying to position the Ranger Raptor directly against the Chevy Colorado ZR2 and its 4 cyl turbo diesel option! I hope though that like the ZR2 we also get a V6 version of the Ranger Raptor.
     
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    Interesting move.
     
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    We better see a V6 option because if the Ranger Raptor is only going to get a turbo diesel 4 cyl engine then less chance we'll get it in the U.S.
     
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    If it's supposed to compete directly again the Colorado ZR2 then we should see two engine options. But I was hoping that for the diesel engine we would have gotten the 3.2L 5-cyl turbodiesel "Puma" engine rather than the 4 cyl turbodiesel like this article is reporting.
     
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    If a small diesel engine is your only option and the 2.7 eco-boost or similar V6 is not offered ....I will be buying my FIRST new Chevrolet. I never thought I'd ever do that.
     
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    How about 2.3 EB?
     
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    Keep in mind that this is an Asia Pacific spec vehicle. Diesel is getting hammered hard in the US and EU right now. Based on that and a Ford Exec saying that US customers expect a gas engine, I wouldn't expect a diesel in the US. A high output 2.3 or a 2.7 are the most likely options.
     
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    Dying for the 3.2-litre five-cylinder diesel engine. My '17 Rover Sprt HSE has V6 turbo diesel and I am sold.
     
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    This was said in an interview back in February. Based on this, holding to the F-150 Raptor idea of a high output variant would make sense. What isn't known at this time is how much headroom the 2.3L in the Ranger will actually have for a high output variant. I have seen some impressive numbers from the 2.3L in a Mustang with a cold air intake, exhaust and a tune.
     
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    Would be nice if they put the 2.7L from the F150 instead or even the 3.5L
     
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    There is some room in the 2.3L for some good power-to-weight gains based on what I have seen. The 2.7L would be an easier package out of the box for performance gains I think. But with aftermarket mods, the 2.7L would allow the Ranger Raptor to exceed the F-150 Raptor in several ways.
     
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    So considering that the LHD Ranger Raptor video we saw yesterday sounded like a diesel, is it possible that we're going to see different engines in different markets?
     
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    I think the Diesel could be for the Global market and the Ecoboost U.S or North America.
     
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    I really really hope it has the 2.7L over the 2.3L. The biggest issue with Midsize trucks its lack of power in any of them. This leaves them being boring to drive. The 2.7L could change that. Also the 3.0L Diesel in the new Jeep Scrambler could also change that, but the Ecoboost would be faster and more fun.
     
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    I hope that's the case. As I said in the other thread, I would prefer a gas engined Ranger Raptor. I think diesel makes more sense for the Bronco than it does for the Ranger, at least for the Raptor model. Raptor models are meant for face paced high speed high HP offroading which isn't diesel's strong suit.
     
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    I think America will get a pumped up version of the 2.3 ecoboost
     
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    Agreed 100%. It's literally buy or ignore for me depending on if it has the 2.7 or 2.3. It's important to keep in mind the Ranger isn't aluminum like the F-150. The Ranger Raptor is going to be heavy and I don't see a 2.3 being fun in it.
     
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    Didn't stop Ford from giving the European market Ranger Raptor just 210 HP though.
     
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    I don't think you can predict what will happen in the US market based on what is being offered in the ROW. The reality is that the tax structure for small displacement motors in the ROW makes it a far smarter move to do what ford's doing with the ROW Raptor. We don't have such restrictions---they could put a 2.3L EB or a 5.0 coyote in the Raptor and the only thing that would be a factor in the US is how close either move would put the price of RR to the price of the F-150 Raptor.

    I have absolutely no expectation that Ford would put a V8 in any ranger, but man, how awesome would a coyote be in the RR?
     
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