Ford has pulled a Porsche with the Bronco
Not exactly acceleration times
Of all carmakers, Porsche enjoys a reputation for constantly underquoting performance figures of its cars. Probably to gain better marketability or to surprise its customers. More recently, American carmaker Ford has followed suit.
The revival of the Bronco nameplate couldn’t have received a bigger opening. With bookings securing production run for the entire year already, Ford is even looking to open up bronco-specific showrooms as well. But that’s not where Ford has underquoted.
According to a technical sheet found by the Bronco 6G Forum, the Bronco engines are supposedly more powerful than Ford had us believed. The Bronco brochure puts two engine options on offer - a 270hp 2.3-litre 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine with 420Nm torques and a 310hp 2.7-litre V6 EcoBoost engine with 542Nm torques.
However, the recently discovered tech sheet claims the output for the former is 300hp with 440Nm torques, while the V6 engine is touted to possess 330hp and 562Nm torques. That undercuts the original figure by approximately 20hp, which is decent. Though, the sheet further claims these updated figures to materialise when utilising premium fuel. Usage of regular fuel would reduce those figures to the ones mentioned in the brochure.
No particular reason for understating the numbers was mentioned. Though, it could very well be Ford trying to tread the Porsche path as the firm is exhibiting an extra emphasis on Bronco customers. Marketing could be one of the reasons behind this exercise. Besides, who doesn’t like to find out they got more than what they paid for!