Go Inside the New Ranger Raptor’s Bi-Turbo Engine
Variable boost pressure and a 10-speed transmission make the Ranger powerful and efficient.
The video above comes to us from the DPC Cars YouTube channel and it features an interesting cutaway video of the upcoming Ford Ranger Raptor. Like many other videos online, this one talks about the powerful diesel engine in the new mid-sized off-roader, but this video uses computer generated imagery to take us inside the engine to show us how the power is made.
The upcoming Ford Ranger Raptor is powered by a new, specially tuned 2.0-liter that offers 211 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque by means of a bi-turbo design with varying boost pressure. As the video explains, at low engine speeds, the two turbochargers work together in sequence to provide strong low-end torque and sharper throttle response, but at higher engine speeds, one of the turbochargers is bypassed, allowing the other turbo to provide all of the boost.
Hearing about how the engine works is fine, but in the video above, the camera view enters one of the turbochargers and leads us through the engine as the boost sequence is explained.
Like the American F-150 Raptor, the Ranger Raptor set to be sold by Ford of Australia features a new 10-speed automatic transmission. After showing us how the diesel engine works, the video moves to the transmission, explaining that it was constructed using a variety of lightweight materials including aluminum and unnamed composites. This gearbox is programmed to keep the engine speed in the ideal range to provide quick throttle response and instant delivery of power whenever it is needed.
The video is about two and a half minutes long and with the cutaway portion is less than a minute, with the final portion of the video providing plenty of beauty shots of the upcoming Ford Ranger Raptor.