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Extracts from Australian review for the new model that seems to also be going to America

The new Ford Ranger Raptor ups its performance capabilities dramatically.
An off-road super-ute? You betcha!


The second-generation 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor is only weeks from first deliveries arriving in the hands of eager drivers.

Priced from $85,490 plus on-road costs, the off-road dual-cab super-ute goes up in price more than $6000 compared with its highly respected and popular predecessor.

With that price hike comes a whole new level of performance led by a 292kW/583Nm 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine that replaces the first-gen’s 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder.

When it comes to the 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor, there’s no doubt the decision to drop the old four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine and replace it with the twin-turbo V6 created the biggest headlines.

Ford says it’s a change driven by customer demand for more performance. But it also reflects the fact this model – unlike its predecessor – will be sold in the US where there’s no interest in high-performance diesel. True??

The big negative result is fuel consumption climbs – officially from 8.2 to 11.5L/100km – and with the tank staying at 80 litres the ability to make long off-road trips is potentially truncated.

No doubt it will go like a scalded cat

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The desire for diesel autos, minus pickup trucks, has greatly diminished. EPA has crushed them here in the states and they are no longer useful.
 

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:LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL: woman's truck

What I was really interested in was the diesel comment and lack of interest in high performance diesels
My understanding is that the tdi touareg is quite a desirable car based on the prices I see they are being sold for ?
 

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:LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL: a woman's truck

What I was really interested in was the diesel comment and lack of interest in high performance diesels
My understanding is that the tdi touareg is quite a desirable car based on the prices I see they are being sold for ?
 

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:LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL: woman's truck

What I was really interested in was the diesel comment and lack of interest in high performance diesels
My understanding is that the tdi touareg is quite a desirable car based on the prices I see they are being sold for ?
Mine as well get a Subaru outback since that's the vibe you're going for.
 

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"Ford says it’s a change driven by customer demand for more performance. But it also reflects the fact this model – unlike its predecessor – will be sold in the US where there’s no interest in high-performance diesel. "

I wouldn't exactly call the 2.0 BiTurbo a "high-performance diesel" 🤣
Maybe as an engine alone, but in the vehicle, all performance is gone.
 

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:LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL: a woman's truck

What I was really interested in was the diesel comment and lack of interest in high performance diesels
My understanding is that the tdi touareg is quite a desirable car based on the prices I see they are being sold for ?
They've become too expensive to buy, too expensive to maintain, and way too unreliable here in the states due to EPA crap
 

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WTF are you trying to say ? :unsure:

I am trying to understand the public attitude towards diesel engines in cars etc.

I have no interest in a raptor or a Subaru outback for that matter.

Are you on something? 🥴
You think that Ranger is a real Raptor? Look at that ****box compared to the real f150 Raptor.

If you want to talk about diesels people don't like the Ford's diesel, people want a Cummings, or a Powerstroke not that baby one.
 

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I wouldn't exactly call the 2.0 BiTurbo a "high-performance diesel" 🤣
Maybe as an engine alone, but in the vehicle, all performance is gone.
Funny comment because some people have won Pike's Peak classes with that kind of displacement TDI powerplant.... but I guess since you own a v10, you must need all that displacement and all those cylinders to quantify any form of performance.....
 

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Funny comment because some people have won Pike's Peak classes with that kind of displacement TDI powerplant.... but I guess since you own a v10, you must need all that displacement and all those cylinders to quantify any form of performance.....
No, what I mean is that engine in the Raptor it gives a 0-100 time of 10.5 seconds.
 
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