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, off-road 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 getting bigger power and economy from smaller boosted engines, while this engine delivers smooth torque and power through independent turbos and closer gear ratios over a wider span.
The 2.0L Bi-Turbo engine is the most modern diesel engine available from Ford and when paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission, the powertrain makes sure the vehicle is always in an optimal gear to deliver uncompromised performance at the best efficiency. In the Ranger, this combination results in a workhorse with tremendous payload and towing capabilities, while in the Ranger Raptor, with the different drive modes influencing power and torque levels, you can do some extreme high-speed off-roading.
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 is already in iconic vehicles such as the F-150 Raptor and Mustang, with over half a million kilometers of extreme and real-world testing behind it, including extreme hot and cold weather, as well as high altitude.
3. It Offers Power and Performance with No Compromise
The integration of the engine and transmission with sophisticated electronics and drive systems has delivered a powertrain as at home racing across the desert as it is cruising suburban traffic or towing a trailer.
The Bi-Turbo diesel engine matched with the 10-speed transmission gives you constant delivery of power and torque and depending on how you drive, it may utilize all the gears to offer maximum fuel efficiency or, if you are aggressive on the pedal, it will skip-shift to give you higher performance.
With a maximum 157KW of power and 500NM of torque, a class-leading 3.5 tons towing capacity and 800mm water wading capabilities, the new powertrain offers all the power and performance you need, without compromising on efficiency or drivability.
Running on the new powertrain, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak 4×4 is offered with a cash discount of P60,000 only until March 31, 2019, from any Ford dealership nationwide. Visit a Ford dealer or www.ford.com.ph for more details.