2019 Ford Ranger Raptor is ready to compete in the market. It is the result of Ford turns the ranger into a raptor. The performance version of this country’s best selling midsize pickup comes with 213 hp and diesel drive – even to Europe.
Actually, “Raptor” was never the right name for the most glaring version of the Ford F-150. They were rather small to a maximum of medium size. In dino scales. The F-150 is big, a full size pickup. Now Ford has introduced the more appropriate model to the name: the Ford Ranger Raptor.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Engine
Compared to the F-150 Raptor, the specifications of the Ranger Raptor seem modest. A four-cylinder diesel with 2.0 liters displacement drives him. Charged by two turbos he makes 213 hp and pushes 500 Newton meters on the crankshaft. The F-150 draws 457 hp from a 3.5-liter V6 biturbo that burns gasoline, not diesel.
As with the F-150, the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor’s 10-speed automatic transmission distributes power to all four wheels. All-Terrain tires of dimension 285/70 R17 make contact with the ground. The should be above all rough. With pick-ups and especially with the raptors, performance is mainly measured off-road. Four of the Ranger Raptor’s six riding modes are for off-road use. There is a profile for grass, gravel and snow, one for mud and sand, one for rocks and a so-called “Baja” mode. The optimizes the Ranger Raptor, simply put, for desert rallies. High speeds and fun with relaxed control systems are in the foreground.
For the road, Ford offers a sport mode in addition to the standard “comfort, fuel economy and drivability” driving program. Responsiveness and shift strategy should support a more sporty driving style.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Changes
For the requirements, Ford has given the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor a thoroughly redesigned chassis, which puts away high speeds, especially in the field. The rigid axle with coil springs remains, the geometry of the chassis has been adjusted. This increases the track width and suspension travel compared to the standard ranger. In the front and rear, Ford’s performance department builds custom mufflers with 46.6-millimeter pistons from Fox Racing Shox.
The brake has also been thoroughly revised. On the front wheels, two-piston calipers use ventilated discs with a diameter of 332 millimeters and a thickness of 32 mm. Rear sits a single-piston system with 332 x 24 mm slices.
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How much weight the brakes must stop, Ford does not reveal. The powertrain should not weigh too much because of the comparatively small engine. The chassis was also weight-optimized. In terms of dimensions, the Raptor gives something. Compared to the civil model, it goes up by about three inches to 1.87 meters in height, the length grows by five inches to 5.40 meters. The ground clearance is Ford with 283 mm.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Release Date
The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor will initially be sold only in Australia and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region. In the US, the Ranger is just being reintroduced. At the NAIAS in Detroit Ford showed the model with 2.3-liter four-cylinder petrol engine. The same engine could power a Ranger Raptor with more power in the US.