2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is featured with desert racing inspiration
This Monday (24/01), the Ford Bronco Raptor 2022 was presented, bringing a wide body and long-travel suspension. With turbo power, the high-performance off-road comes promising the ability to reach 160 km / h on virtually any terrain.
Designed by Ford Performance to be the world's first SUV inspired by Ultra4 racing (off-road competitions that combine desert racing and rock crawling). road".
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As informed by Ford, the price of the new Bronco Raptor will be US$ 69,995 (in the order of R$ 384,210, excluding differences in taxes or fees). The automaker has yet to release details on options and trim levels, but expectations are that a fully loaded model will fetch more than $80,000. Check out the launch teaser made by Ford:
Engine for over 400 horsepower
The new Raptor comes with four doors and a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine, which Ford claims is capable of producing more than 400 horsepower, accompanied by new turbochargers. With an all-wheel drive system, the SUV is equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a performance dual exhaust system from the factory. The vehicle also offers electronic valves that allow for multiple exhaust modes, including a silent mode.
In addition to massive fenders, the Bronco Raptor brings massive tires and beefy suspension to augment similar hardware to the F-150 Raptor pickup. Its profile also includes front and rear differential locks and a disconnected front stabilizer bar.
37 inch tires
The 37-inch BFGoodrich K02 tires are mounted on a standard 17-inch wheel set, although two different styles of 17-inch beadlock wheels are also available. Ford has installed pickup height sensors in all four corners so the Bronco Raptor knows the position of each wheel at all times.
Seven driver-selectable modes include a Baja mode that activates an anti-lag turbo calibration – geared towards high-speed desert racing. A new Tow/Haul mode helps enable a towing rating of 2,041kg – an improvement of 453kg over the base model. There's Trail Control and one-pedal driving, off-road cruise control and Trail Turn Assist, which uses torque vectoring to tighten the turning radius.
As with the Raptor pickup, the new LED taillights had to be moved out and back to be seen at a 45-degree angle, as required by regulation. A third wider brake light has three LEDs and the spare tire holder has been reinforced and made of magnesium because the tire and 37-inch spare wheel are so heavy.
The Ford Bronco's LED daytime running lights are now amber. At the front of the SUV is a Ford Performance steel front bumper with integrated tow hooks, removable bumper covers and rigid LED fog lights. The heavy-duty front skid plate is made of aluminum instead of steel as on other Broncos, and a modular steel bumper with removable covers mounts rigid off-road and fog lights.
Rear fender flares feature a ribbed guard to prevent rock chips and can be replaced if damaged. Meanwhile, the C and B pillars are reinforced, the first with carbon composite strut and the second with aluminum strut.
Each Bronco Raptor will come with a specific tool kit to remove fenders and flares for extreme off-roading. The same kit provides tools to remove the six screws that secure the stirrups, which hide the standard stone rails.
Inside the Bronco
Inside, the Bronco Raptor has a 12-inch touchscreen and a 12-inch digital gauge cluster. The heavy-reinforced sports seats are wrapped in marine-grade vinyl on the base models, and the rubber flooring is washable.
Premium options should offer more luxurious materials, including carpet on the floor and suede seats with leather-covered cushions. The steering wheel sports the Raptor branding red line and hides the column-mounted magnesium shift paddles. Buttons for active exhaust, suspension and steering modes are accessible from the steering wheel, along with a new R-mode button, which can be programmed to quickly choose your preferred suspension, exhaust, steering, drive mode and 4×4 settings.
There's a comprehensive outdoor camera system on the new Bronco Raptor. The optional Lux package adds a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system and adaptive cruise control. Pre-orders for the SUV open in March and deliveries begin around the middle of this year. Ford will also allow current Bronco reservation holders to update their order for the Raptor if they wish.
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