Ford Ranger Raptor makes European motor show debut in Hannover
Goes on sale next year
The regular Ranger is Europe’s best-selling truck, so Ford thought it would be a good (and profitable) idea to make the Ranger Raptor available on the Old Continent as well.
Just like the Ford F-150 Raptor - which, by the way, just got an awesome off-road cruise control feature - the Ranger Raptor was developed in cooperation with Ford Performance.
When it goes on sale in mid-2019, the Ranger Raptor will try to appeal Europeans with a bi-turbo 2-liter EcoBlue diesel engine that makes 213 PS (210 hp) and 500 Nm of torque harnessed by Ford’s new ten-speed automatic gearbox.
Underneath it works a set of Fox shocks with 46.6 mm pistons and aluminum control arms, front brakes with twin-piston calipers and ventilated discs on all four corners, plus BF Goodrich 285/70 R17 all-terrain tires designed exclusively for the new Ford Ranger Raptor.
Capability-wise, we’ll let Ford do some explaining:
“The Ranger Raptor remains a true workhorse. A modified rear bumper features an integrated tow bar with 2,500 kg capacity. Two front recovery hooks are able to shift up to 4,500 kg, and two at the rear are rated 3,800 kg.”
The Europe-bound Ranger Raptor also uses a Terrain Management System with six modes: Normal, Sport, Gravel/Grass/Snow, Mud/Sand, Rock, and Baja.
No word on pricing yet, but we’ll eagerly get back on that topic.