Get ready for the ultimate overland adventure with the latest Ford Ranger and Everest. These vehicles have undergone impressive upgrades to provide an exceptional driving experience for adventure seekers.
Unleash the power
At the core of these remarkable vehicles lies the Raptor V6 engines, inspired by the legendary F150 models. With a global reputation for power, the Raptor Twin Turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 engine offers varying performance levels. The local Raptor boasts a formidable 292kW, measured at the flywheel, while European markets reach as low as 215kW. Thanks to precise tuning that caters to specific regional conditions and fuel quality, these vehicles now achieve an astounding 335kW without any need for modifications. For those craving even more power, an upgraded intercooler and exhaust system are at their disposal.
Fuel efficiency is a top priority. The introduction of the ‘Eco’ tuning option using Unichip technology is a game-changer. However, remember that the driver’s driving style plays a significant role in fuel consumption. The ‘Eco’ map ensures optimal tuning while managing pedal demand. In simpler terms, it moderates the power output, allowing a lighter foot to deliver roughly 75% of the normal power while maintaining closed-loop control. Closed-loop control, facilitated by the lambda sensors in the exhaust system, continuously adjusts fuel mixtures for peak performance, unlike the more fuel-consuming full-throttle approach.
Safety and security
To enhance the driver’s peace of mind, an ‘idle-only’ map has been included for regions with a high risk of theft. It ensures that one’s Raptor stays put, even if there is an attempted hijack.
Ranger diesel models
The upgrades do not stop at the Raptor. The Everest and Ranger diesel models have also witnessed significant enhancements. The 3.0-litre V6 now roars with a power boost from 184kW to an impressive 215kW. Bi-Turbo 2.0 litre models now offer power ranging from 155kW to 185kW, while single-turbo models have seen power increases from 125kW to 155kW, all after expert tuning on the dynamometer using locally available fuel.
Versatile driving modes
Just like the Raptor, the Everest and Ranger diesel models offer an optional 5-map setup to cater to various driving needs. These include an idle-only map (1), a standard map (2), an eco-map (3), an optimised daily and heavy towing map (4), and a power map (5) that ensures top performance while maintaining safety standards. That accounts for five different driving modes.
In the 3.0-litre V6 version, the team has not only increased power but also fine-tuned the air-to-fuel ratio for enhanced performance and safety. These improvements enable the engine to operate at a safer, above-standard level.
To make installation a breeze, all packages come equipped with EasyConnect harnesses, ensuring a hassle-free experience. The enthusiastic feedback from adventurers has been truly inspiring. Get ready to embark on a remarkable overland adventure with the upgraded Ford Ranger and Everest.
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