Sunday, June 4, 2023

Will it be the most powerful in the segment?

A few months ago, Ford announced an $80 million investment in its General Pacheco plant to produce engines for the new generation of Ranger, the mid-size pick-up that the brand has manufactured in the country since 1997.

At the time they confirmed that production of the engines would begin in 2024, but apparently the first boosters had already been assembled. Here’s an image recently uploaded by Diego Castillo to the Ford Ranger Argentina Club Facebook group of what will be the 3-liter V6 engine, the block that the most equipped version will use.

It’s an impeller called the Powerstroke and was recently used by the F-150 in the United States, although it was discontinued from the full-size North American catalog due to low demand.

It is a block that is already available for the Ford Ranger in several markets where it is offered, such as Australia, where it can equip the XLT, Sport, Wildtrak and Platinum versions. At this time the extent of the pickup built in Pacheco will be unknown.

In Australia the Ford Ranger 3.0 V6 claimed 250 CV at 3,250 RPM (about 45 more than the 2.0 biturbodiesel) and 600 Nm of explosive torque from 1,750 to 2,250 RPM. Transmission is provided by a ten-speed automatic gearbox, while for this engine, at least in that market, the traction system is a permanent integral.

As such, if the National Ranger were to use this same motor-propeller combo (which would be the most logical thing to do), it would be practically on the same level as one of its main rivals, the Amarok V6 258. hp and 580 Nm of torque, which likewise uses the same traction system mated to an octave box.

Thus, while the presentation to our market is scheduled for the second half of 2023, it is known that the first pre-series units in the vicinity of the Buenos Aires plant continue the testing period.

This launch will be the most important for 2023, not only for Ford, but also for the national industry, which will see the arrival of a completely new product after 2022, where there has been no industrial launch of a vehicle other than the start of Tracker production Was. (model that was already known) in Rosario, Santa Fe.

He was born in 1993 and has been dedicated to the digital platform since 2018, the year he started writing and managing notes for the Sportlife Argentina website. In early 2020, he started at La Moto Argentina with similar tasks and three months later, he joined the Auto Test staff, managing both the web and the social network.

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