Ford Ranger Raptor To Gain V6 Diesel

Ranger Raptor

If an Australian article is on the money, the next Ford Ranger Raptor will be getting a meaty 6-cylinder diesel motor.

We at love the Ford Ranger Raptor. Bakkies are typically purchased for commercial purposes and lifestyle applications like 4x4ing and towing, but the Raptor adds some petrolhead enthusiasm into the mix. It's hilariously good fun offroad and supremely capable as a 4x4 vehicle. If it had one fault, it would be the engine. 

Sure, it is adequate, but to justify that Raptor badge, surely it needs a more appropriate engine. While it's not the 5.0-litre V8 Mustang engine we'd hoped for as that project appears to be shelved. Thanks to, we now know that the updated Ford Ranger will gain a meaty 6-cylidner diesel engine. The article goes onto give some outputs of 186 kW and 600 Nm, which is very impressive. This motor apparently does duty in the current American-spec Ford F-150.

There's also mention of that magical suspension and the updated 2022 Ford Ranger will get the next-gen Fox Racing shocks which are doing duty in the 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor. 

As a reminder, Volkswagen and Ford teamed up to develop the new Amarok and Ranger and we're expecting to see the fruits of the combined labour in the next 2 years.

Further Reading

Ranger V8 Cancelled

Military-Spec Ford F-150 Revealed

Building the Ford Ranger Raptor's Engine

2022 Volkswagen Amarok Design Sketch Revealed

Ford and VW Confirm Alliance