The Ford Ranger Raptor 2023 should not be missing in the new generation. Instead of a four-cylinder diesel, a V6 petrol engine with even more power is used. The price is already known!
The Ford Ranger Raptor will be available by the end of 2022 at a price starting at 77,338 euros (as of February 2022) in German retail. The heart of the new off-road pick-up, which has an even more beefy design, is the 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 petrol engine with bi-turbo charging and 288 hp (212 kW). This makes it 75 hp more powerful than its predecessor.
Its 2.0-liter EcoBlue bi-turbo diesel is reserved for other Ranger versions that Ford is announcing for spring 2023. The maximum torque of the Performance Ranger is 491 Newton meters. A standard ten-speed automatic transmission supplies all four wheels.
The permanent four-wheel drive is equipped with an electronic, on-demand transfer case with two stages and lockable differentials on the front and rear axles. The pick-up, which has been optimized for off-road use, also comes with a revised chassis with position-dependent damping – slight deflection on minor bumps through to bottoming out on heavy impacts.
An enlarged underride guard made of 2.3-millimeter thick steel should protect the components on the underside of the Ford Ranger Raptor 2023 from damage.
The Ford Ranger Raptor 2023 offers 272 millimeters of ground clearance, generous departure angles of 32 degrees at the front and 27 degrees at the rear, and is equipped with seven driving programs. The manufacturer intended normal, sport, and grass/gravel for road use.
The Raptor has the driving modes stone/rock, sand/snow, mud/ruts, and Baja on board, especially for off-road use. Baja mode “represents the ultimate level of high-speed off-road capability,” explains Ford Performance senior program engineer for the Ranger Raptor, Dave Burn. In addition, the Trail Control ensures automatic speed control on slow off-road sections below 32 km/h.
In addition to driving behavior, drivers can also individually control the exhaust sound thanks to electronically adjustable flaps. You can choose between the modes Quiet, Normal, Sport, and Baja – from subtle to brutal. The self-confident appearance of the Ford Ranger Raptor 2023 is underlined by 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires.
2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Interior
Inside the Ford Ranger Raptor 2023 , bright orange elements adorn the seats, the steering wheel, and the air vents, among other things. Behind the multifunction leather steering wheel with shift paddles is a fully digital 12.4-inch display with a design that changes depending on the driving mode.
The upright central touchscreen measures twelve inches diagonally. Drivers also have access to the Ford SYNC 4 infotainment system, which can be wirelessly connected to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The center console of the Ford Ranger Raptor 2023 also has some buttons and dials integrated for ease of use. The sound system has an output of 640 watts and comes from B&O.