Ford confirms that the Bronco will not receive a V8 engine
Is this a chance for the future Jeep Wrangler V8?
The new Ford Bronco was presented as the main rival to the Jeep Wrangler and was the subject of much discussion when it was released. And the 4X4 is on the road to success as evidenced by the numerous pre-orders. Jeep is not going to give up and is constantly improving the Wrangler to attract customers to its side.
Jeep's recent announcement concerns the upcoming arrival of a V8 version of the Wrangler prefigured by the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept. We wonder if Ford will respond by also offering a V8 for the Bronco. Today we have our answer. Ford will never offer a V8 on its iconic 4x4.
The decision is astonishing when we know that the future F-150 Raptor will most likely adopt the Coyote V8 to cope with the explosive RAM 1500 TRX. According to Jeff Seaman, Ford's Global Program Manager and Eric Loefller, Chief Engineer of the Bronco, a V8 would be completely useless under the Bronco's hood.
It would significantly increase the vehicle's mass and especially CO2 emissions without offering superior performance. It is therefore certain that the future Bronco Raptor will have the 2.7-litre EcoBoost V6 of the current F-150 Raptor. It should then develop around 400 hp.
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