The truck makes its European public debut at Gamescom, a video gaming trade fair in Cologne, Germany. It will also appear in the Forza Horizon 4 driving game when it is launched.
As with other markets, the off-road tuned pick-up is powered by a 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged diesel engine that provides 210bhp and 369lb ft, put to all four wheels through a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
It's capable of 0-62mph in 10.5 seconds, and tops out at 106mph. The larger, 450bhp V6-engined F-150 Raptor achieves the sprint in 6.1sec, while the standard 3.2-litre TDCi-engined Ranger M-Sport Double Cab takes 10.6sec. Economy and CO2 figures are yet to be released.
The model doesnt just focus on straight-line performance. Its front suspension is upgraded to feature Fox Racing shock absorbers, while the rear set-up gains a new Watt's linkage system with coilovers. Off-road speed is a priority for the Ford Performance-developed model, so a set of knobbly BF Goodrich tyres have been specially developed for it.
Ford has lifted the Ranger to give the Raptor variant a ground clearance of 283mm, while the front and rear tracks have been widened to 1710mm. The chassis has been modified to handle high-speed off-roading, while the brakes are now 332mm, up from 323mm. The calipers are larger than the standard model's, too, at 54mm.
There are six selectable driving modes, with Normal and Sport the on-road modes. Sport tweaks gearshifts to be at higher revs and downshifts more readily when required.