POTENT NEW DIESEL AND PETROL ENGINES PROVIDE MUSCLE AND FUEL EFFICIENCY FOR NEW FORD RANGER

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  • Two new Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel engines – a 2.2-litre, 110 kW (150 PS) I4 with up to 375 Nm of torque and the proven 3.2-litre, 147 kW (200 PS) I5 with a powerful 470 Nm of torque – now available in Ford Ranger
  • The next generation Ranger targets strides in fuel economy and range – a key objective for compact pickup owners
  • An economical new 122 kW (166 PS) 2.5-litre Ford Duratec I4 petrol engine with more power than its major competitors joins the Ranger powertrain family
  • Selected diesel Ranger models will be available with new fuel-efficient six-speed transmissions. Petrol engines will be standard-fitted with a five-speed manual
  • Ford Ranger will offer more engine/transmission combinations including many with Stage V emissions capability. Powertrains will be offered with 4×2 and 4×4 drive configurations

SYDNEY, October 15, 2010 – The all-new Ford Ranger doesn’t just look powerful, it’s got the muscle to back up its purposeful presence and confident capability while delivering major advancements in fuel efficiency.

The all-new Ranger provides what’s most important to pickup truck owners around the globe – responsive power to get the job done and great fuel economy to keep running costs low. Three new engines are offered:

  • A new 2.2-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi I4 diesel engine with peak torque output of 375 Nm and power output of 110 kW (150 PS).
  • A highly responsive and efficient new 3.2-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi I5 diesel engine with a substantial 470 Nm of torque and power rated at 147 kW (200 PS).
  • A 2.5-litre Ford Duratec I4 petrol engine with more power at 122 kW (166 PS). It can be configured for E100 flexible fuel capability or aftermarket upfitted to run on CNG or LPG.

“Great engines are the heart of any pickup truck’s capability,” said John Tatge, chief programme engineer for the new Ranger. “And equipping this all-new Ranger with great engines was a top priority for us because it’s a top priority for our customers around the world.”

Ford is showcasing all three new Ranger engines at the Australian International Motor Show. It’s a demonstration of how Ford has comprehensively engineered the new Ranger to compete in 180 markets around the world.

Revealed for the first time in Sydney, the all-new Ford Ranger makes fuel efficiency a key reason to buy. With advanced turbocharging, the new engine provides better fuel economy, more power and reduced emissions for a new generation of Ranger customers.

And for the first time, selected Ranger diesel models will be available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission to provide reduced engine rpm and extend the range of Ranger on long highway trips or in city traffic. Petrol models have a standard five-speed manual transmission.

The powertrain family is available in either two- or four-wheel drive versions with five- and six-speed transmissions, both manual and automatic.

A variety of final drive ratios, from 3.31 to 5.3, will be available depending on the drive configuration and whether the vehicle is a low- or high-ride model. This helps owners configure the new Ranger when it is heavily loaded, provides strong off-the-line acceleration and excellent pulling characteristics, and optimises fuel economy.

Impressive Duratorq TDCi diesels now in Ranger powertrain lineup
The biggest news in the Ford Ranger powertrain lineup is the availability of two new engines from Ford’s state-of-the-art common-rail diesel engine family. Coupled with new six-speed manual or automatic transmissions on selected models, the new diesels provide exceptional torque, driveability and fuel economy.

The two advanced diesels are combined with the new six-speed transmissions desired by truck customers throughout the world.

Already a proven performer in commercial vehicles like the Ford Transit, the availability of the four-cylinder 2.2-litre and five-cylinder 3.2-litre diesel engines signal Ranger is ready to take on the compact pickup truck segment. Most importantly, the new engines target significant advancements in fuel economy, extending the distance between fill-ups.

Numerous refinements have been made to the all-new Ranger, including the implementation of the latest in fuel delivery technology with a new high-pressure fuel system. The fuel delivery system has been precisely tailored and calibrated for combustion efficiency and brings fuel economy ratings up without affecting power levels.

The engine range is calibrated to meet different power and emission requirements across the globe.

For areas of the world with stringent Stage V emission standards, Ranger can be fitted with an MT82 six-speed manual transmission or available 6R80 six-speed automatic transmission. The transmission has been designed for both 4×2 and 4×4 versions, is lightweight and includes strengthened internals that have been designed and tested to global commercial standards.

Fuel economy for the economical 2.2-litre diesel – yet to be officially certified – is expected to make this Ranger among the best in its segment. With its 80-litre-capacity fuel tank, the Ranger 2.2-litre TDCi is able to pass a lot of fuel stations before needing to fill up.

For maximum towing capability or highway cruising, the 2.2-litre diesel has a generous 110 kW (150 PS) of power at 3700 rpm and a stump-pulling 375 Nm of torque between 1500-2500 rpm.

The high-performing 2.2-litre diesel delivers impressive towing capability.

Transmissions are specifically calibrated and their low levels of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) ensure that Ranger has a quiet interior cabin environment free from unwanted road and powertrain noise.

Leading the way in the sport compact pickup truck class will be the availability of the potent five-cylinder, 3.2-litre common-rail diesel powerplant – a first for Ranger.

Developing 147 kW (200 PS) at 3000 rpm and a 470 Nm of torque at 2750 rpm, the 3.2-litre diesel builds on Ranger’s versatility and combines to bring long-haul driving, towing capabilities and smooth shifting to the long list of Ranger’s capabilities.

The four-valve, in-line five-cylinder unit has a bore of 89 millimetres and stroke of 101 millimetres for a displacement of 3127 cubic centimetres.

With fuel economy high on the priority list for sport pickup truck buyers, the 3.2-litre Duratorq TDCi responds with amazing efficiency given its powerful torque. It is available in both two- and four-wheel drive versions.

A new 6R80 six-speed automatic delivers smooth, car-like performance with smooth shifting. Highway mileage for the two-wheel drive automatic is expected to be outstanding, bettering its major competitors.

The 3.2-litre diesel meets Stage V emission targets and, in keeping with Ford’s global initiatives for ‘greener’ vehicles, the diesel engines also meet Brazil’s PROCONVE L6 standard.

Developed and tested in many areas across the world, both diesel engines have been designed and calibrated to meet the varied fuel octane, cetane and sulphur levels available at the pump for all altitudes and climates. Throughout the development process, engines and transmissions were subjected to extreme loads, surfaces and different climates to ensure that the all-new Ranger would perform to Ford’s Tough Truck requirements.

New six-speed transmissions for Ranger
The all-new Ranger features new automatic and manual six-speed transmissions for great responsiveness and fuel efficiency. The new six-speeds are ideally suited to the torque output of the new diesel engine range.

With capabilities that rival the most advanced six-speed transmissions found on passenger cars, Ranger can respond to virtually any driving condition and style with increased performance, functionality and refined shift qualities with its new Ford 6R80 six-speed automatic transmission.

Included in the gearbox is a feature called Sequential Shift Control that offers a host of adaptive and performance modes as well as manual control through sequential manual shifting. This level of sophistication is unique in the segment.

One of the key truck capability features included in the Ford 6R80 is Grade Control Logic.  When driving downhill, the transmission will automatically downshift to provide additional braking from the powertrain when it senses the driver is applying the brakes.

If the driver happens to be in the manual mode and has to accelerate in an emergency, the transmission can downshift to a lower gear, providing extra acceleration.

The new six-speed also has the ability to adapt to the driver’s style through Driver Recognition software. By determining the current driving style, including acceleration and deceleration rates, brake and throttle applications and cornering speeds, the transmission ensures the vehicle is in the right gear at the right time without undesired gear shifts.

“The driver recognition feature allows a tailored driving experience and the transmission can adapt to different styles at both ends of the spectrum,” said Tim Postgate, transmission calibration supervisor. “Through the transmission software, more normalised driving will deliver significant benefits in terms of refinement and fuel economy. Sharper responses and more sporty, defined shifts are felt in the performance mode of the transmission.”

Ranger can also be fitted with a Ford MT82 six-speed manual transmission with its short, car-like gear shifter – well positioned ergonomically for the driver – providing crisp, precise shifting matched perfectly to the generous torque output of the new diesels. An upshift indicator in the instrument panel helps coach drivers on the best gearing for fuel economy.

The new Ranger is also equipped with an electronically controlled transfer case that allows drivers to shift from 4×2 to 4×4 anytime via a switch conveniently located on the console. If extra torque or additional downhill braking is needed, low-range gearing also can be enabled.

Electric locking rear differential is available on diesel 4×2 and 4×4 Ranger models in combination with Anti-Lock Brake System or Electronic Stability Program.

All-new petrol engine for Ranger
Wherever the all-new Ranger is sold and whatever chores it needs to accomplish, the 2.5-litre Ford Duratec petrol engine has been enhanced with more power, better fuel economy and reduced emissions. It comes with the Ford MT75 five-speed manual transmission.

Power is increased 24 percent over the previous generation engine. The Ranger 2.5-litre Ford Duratec engine boasts 122 kW (166 PS) of power at 6000 rpm. Torque is increased to 226 Nm.

Constructed with an aluminium block and high-flow aluminium cylinder head, the engine has a bore of 89 millimetres with a stroke of 100 millimetres for a displacement of 2488.5 cubic centimetres.

The all-new Ford Ranger engine features cast aluminium pistons fitted into the cast iron bore liners.

The 2.5-litre Ford Duratec engine also includes variable intake cam geometry to provide the optimal balance of power output and fuel economy. Fuel delivery is handled through a sequential multiport fuel injection system.

Hydrocarbon and nitrous oxide emissions are reduced throughout the engine operating range. This is particularly important during cold starts, when emission levels often are highest.
Depending on local market requirements, petrol emission levels are set to meet up to Stage IV requirements. Specific calibrations were designed for engines that run on E100.

Testing across five continents, both in laboratories and on roads, ensured the powertrains meet local emission standards with available fuels at differing octane levels.

From the 2.5-litre Ford Duratec I4 petrol engine with 122 kW (166 PS) of power and 226 Nm of torque, to the brawny 3.2-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi with its impressive 470 Nm of torque, the all-new Ranger has the muscle for today’s compact pickup truck buyer.