Off-road performance-tuned four-pot diesel version of pick-up truck is pricier than the V6-engined Mercedes-Benz X-Class
1 March 2019

Ford has released pricing for the Ranger Raptor, a range-topping, performance-focused special edition of its strong-selling pick-up truck.

Due to go on sale imminently, the Ranger Raptor is priced at £48,775, inclusive of VAT. Autocar has yet to received full equipment details of the UK-bound model. 

The truck made its European public debut at Gamescom, a video gaming trade fair in Cologne, Germany last year, because it appears in the Forza Horizon 4 video game. 

As with other markets, the off-road-tuned pick-up is powered by a 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that makes 210bhp and 369lb ft, sent to all four wheels through a 10-speed automatic gearbox.

It's capable of 0-62mph in 10.5sec 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.

Official fuel economy and CO2 emissions figures for the Ranger Raptor are yet to be released. 

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The model doesn't just focus on straight-line performance; its front suspension is upgraded to feature Fox Racing shock absorbers, while the rear 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.

The truck shares its gearbox, which has paddle shifters mounted on the steering column, with the facelifted Mustang and F-150 Raptor. No manual option is available. 

Ford has also lifted the Ranger to give the Raptor a ground clearance of 283mm, while its front and rear tracks have been widened to 1710mm. The chassis has been modified to handle high-speed off-roading, while the brakes now measure 332mm, up from 323mm. The callipers are larger than the standard model's, too, at 54mm. 

There are six selectable driving modes, with Normal and Sport meant for the road. Sport makes gearshifts occur at higher revs and downshifts come more readily when required. 

The four off-road drive modes tackle different terrains: Grass, Gravel and Snow; Mud and Sand; Rock; and Baja, which brings the benefits of Sport while scaling back interference from the traction control for high-speed off-road driving. 

The Ranger is key to Ford's UK commercial vehicle operations; around 13,000 examples were sold here last year. It made up 10% of the brand’s commercial vehicle sales and was the best-selling pick-up truck in 2017.

Meanwhile, the Transit Custom van accounted for 60,000 sales – just under half of Ford’s commercial vehicle registrations. 

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8 February 2018
Do it Henry, do it!

Love this!

8 February 2018

The Merkins are complaining that their Raptors only have a turbo V6 instead of a V8. Can you imagine the unrest over there if they got a diesel 4 banger??

8 February 2018

No matter how powerful.  I still doubt it will be capable of getting your builder to your home at the time and day promised!

 

8 February 2018

.... better than EcoSport......

Steam cars are due a revival.

8 February 2018

Agree. 

 

EcoSport and EcoBoost are two of the most disturbingly cringy names yet attached to a car.

2 March 2019
Totally agree. 'EcoSport' is the ruination of any car, GT included.

8 February 2018

Another macho named penis extension for short men with small penises that need to pretend  to be real men.

23 August 2018

As long as you are happy with your ENORMOUS penis and a Citroen C2 then the rest of us less well endowed gents can enjoy driving our phallus extending cars of choice... bet your "life partner" chooses what you wear as well :) 

8 February 2018

Is the short man/small penis obsession anything to do with the 'underdog' name?

 

 

8 February 2018
eseaton wrote:

Is the short man/small penis obsession anything to do with the 'underdog' name?

 

 

You could use this to bust into Wolfsburg and save all those monkeys. You'd have a few friends then.

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