New Ford Ranger Raptor (2022): price, specifications and photos

New Ford Ranger Raptor (2022): price, specifications and photos

The Ford Ranger Raptor is back to play the scarecrow in this segment of mid-range pickups. What wood is he heating with?

New Ford Ranger Raptor (2022) – After marrying the previous generation Ford Ranger, for the first time in Europe, The Raptor label returns to us with a brand new American pick-up opus, was revealed last fall. A warm-blooded variant that will go on sale at the end of the year, as a refresher from the regular range.

On the other side of the Atlantic, when the F-150 pick-up wears the Raptor logo, it will roar 450 hp under its disproportionately long hood. But, in our latitudes, his younger brother was only entitled, until now, to 213 hp, or 43 hp more than the “regular” Ranger. It’s not enough to change its 2.0 l EcoBlue 4-cylinder form which however shines by raising its torque by around 160 Nm to reach the 500 Nm mark.

More power, less torque

In 2022, the new Ford Ranger Raptor changes gears by changing “4 legs” to 288 hp 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6. A surprising behavior that, unfortunately, contradicts a slight loss of torque (- 9 Nm) in comparison to the old Raptor. But above all, it is impossible to know the power difference with the base V6, since Ford has been silent on this information since the unveiling of its new baby, in November 2021.

Ford performance on the controls

On the contrary, Ford is not stingy with technical details when it comes to this new crawler, the block of which was developed by Ford’s Performance department. A new anti-delay system keeps the sound on for up to three seconds after the driver releases the accelerator., allowing rapid recovery of boost pressure and improved combustion when the driver takes his foot off. In addition, the engine is programmed with an individual turbocharging profile for each gear 10-speed automatic transmission.

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In turn, the electronically controlled exhaust system allows you to play sounds, depending on the selected mode, 4 in number, from quieter (Quiet) to more talkative (Baja) it will be reserved for off-road use only. The running gear should not be outside and is light thanks to the use ofaluminum in the suspension armsassociated with new Fox Live Valve’s high performance shocks. And for the first time, the Ranger Raptor benefits from an e-AWD system. It is about a new electronically controlled two-speed transfer caseas well as front and rear lock differentials. The new Ranger Raptor also has Trail Control which is similar to a cruise control for off-road driving. The driver simply selects a speed below 32 km/h and the car controls its speed and brakes while the user concentrates on driving on difficult terrain.

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In terms of looks, the new Raptor shines with its widened wheel arches and light signature that highlights the width of the vehicle while FORD lettering on the grille and a different bumper adds to its muscular visual appeal. Specific 17-inch all-terrain tires are assigned to the Ranger Raptor. There is also a special air intake and aluminum side steps, while The Precision Gray rear bumper has an integrated step and raised tow bar.

Race environment

Inside the car, the Raptor delivers new sports seats, directly inspired by the F.22 Raptor fighter jets. Orange hues on the dash, trim and seats are mirrored by the Ranger Raptor’s ambient lighting, which bathes the interior in an amber glow. heated sports steering wheel in high-quality leather with thumb reinforcement, center markers and magnesium gear paddles add a sporty feel.

Latest generation technology

The latest digital technologies are also included, such as 12.4″ slab placed behind the steering wheel and one 12.1 inch touch screen featuring next-generation Ford SYNC 4 connectivity and entertainment system, Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatible, not to mention B&O sound system with eight speakers.

Ford Ranger Raptor price

Spear at the end of 2022, The new Ford Ranger Raptor has not yet revealed its price. According to our estimates, it will easily exceed €65,000 as the current one already owes more than €60,000 including tax.

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