Today, Ford of Europe announced that customers hoping to own the next-generation Ranger Raptor could order a performance pickup. Starting at 77,338.10 euros (almost $ 82,000 at the current exchange rate) in Germany, the truck is one of the brand’s most expensive cars in Europe.
Customers are invited to familiarize themselves with the variety of options offered at Ranger Raptor Configuratorwhich offers eight exterior color options, a package of stickers and one additional package that adds functional loads and shutters. Since it’s a well-equipped model from the start, the options don’t add a huge amount to the price and the highest price I’ve been able to get truck to was 81,419.80 euros (about $ 86,000).
As standard, the European Ranger Raptor is equipped with a 3.0-liter Ecoboost V6 that develops 284 hp. (212 kW / 288 hp) and 491 Nm (362 lb-ft) of torque. However, customers may be a little hurt when they read this Australian version the engine is tuned to 392 hp. However, the European version produces 30 percent more power than the original, diesel Ranger Raptor, so that’s an improvement.
Power is also just the beginning of the story, because the 2023 Ranger Raptor will win FOX Live Valve shock absorbers, seven selectable drive modes, 10 gears, all-wheel drive and an exclusive in-class exhaust system that offers four different volume levels so you can be a good neighbor where needed and a bully off-road.
Inside, it’s a pretty civilized affair. Although the seats are inspired by jet fighters, the heated leather steering wheel, red stitching throughout the cabin, and shift switches are made of magnesium. There is also a 12.4-inch digital dashboard, 12-inch infotainment touch screenand a B&O sound system with 10 speakers.
“They were able to build their dream The next generation ranger Now Raptor has become a reality for our customers – and they can experiment with a range of options with our online configurator, ”said Hans Shepp, General Manager, Ford Pro, Europe. “Regardless of the combination, the Ranger Raptor will always deliver its brand of superior off-road driving experience.”
Configurator and prices in the UK will appear on May 24
Ford UK informs us that although the configurator and prices are not yet available in this market, they will be published on Tuesday, May 24, at a time when the resume will begin in Birmingham.
Deliveries to customers in Europe will begin this summer. Meanwhile, buyers from North America will have to wait before getting their hands on the Ranger Raptor, as the new model is expected to be introduced here in 2023.
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