V6 Engine for 2023 Ford Ranger – More Power 

The new Ford Ranger pickup will roll out on roads (and off roads) with V6 Engine from early 2023. At Swiss Vans we are seriously excited by the Ranger’s vast range of cabin, trim, drive and engine options. The Ford Ranger 2023 possesses an increased overall size, with a longer wheelbase, larger carrying capacity and higher legal towing payload limit. All this increased bulk needs an engine to keep up with the huge demands the Ford Ranger 2023 will face, whether as an on-road workhorse, off-road packhorse or when using it for a little bit of both. 

One of the few drawbacks of the previous Ford Ranger models was the lack of the option for a larger, more powerful engine. This was noticed especially by those who extensively used their Ranger for off-roading, heavy towing, or for regularly carrying near-capacity loads. The new Ford Ranger 2023 has addressed this shortcoming and Ford, after extensively consulting and obtaining feedback from previous model Ranger drivers, are now offering a powerful V6 diesel that is seriously heavy on the torque. 

V6 Engine – Options

Ford is offering a 2.0-litre turbocharged Ecoblue four-cylinder at the entry-level which covers some of the trim options for the new 2023 Ranger, including the XL and XLT specifications. The 2.0-litre version is a fully serviceable offering with 202bhp (150kW) and 500Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque with a fuel efficiency rating of approximately 7.26L/100km or 32.4mpg. There are some different drive and transmission options, along with some upgrades, available for the entry-level Ford Ranger 2023.

At the high end of the trim range, the Ford Ranger 2023 Wildtrak and Platinum will come with a 3.0L TD Ecoblue V6 diesel engine with 247bhp (184kW) and 600Nm (443 lb-ft) with a fuel efficiency of approximately 8.6L/100km or 27.4mpg. 600Nm is a lot of torque. The V6 diesel engines are connected to the 10-speed automatic transmission across both trim levels with options to switch between or simply select ‘set and forget’ four-wheel and all-wheel drive options. All these elements combine to create a powerful V6 engine that has the torque needed to get the job done easily and responsively. 

The 3.0-litre V6 diesel 

There is a lot of appeal to the beefier 3.0L V6 diesel engine on the new Ford Ranger but let’s acknowledge the obvious drawback right from the start. Fuel efficiency. A larger engine needs more fuel to run effectively. The 2.0-litre Ford Ranger four-cylinder engine is a more fuel-efficient engine, than its 3.0-litre V6 counterpart. However, that fuel efficiency isn’t always meaningful or realistic when putting the smaller engine under heavy strain in real-world driving situations, even with being turbocharged. 

When looking at the types of loads or extreme off-roading a Ford Ranger can be expected to endure, a larger engine, with more power and more torque can become both more reliable and efficient as a V6 engine is designed to endure these heavier workloads. The overall increased engine size results in a more powerful engine that is capable of enduring heavier loads and when a pickup is expected to work hard more power is essential. Everything about the new Ford Ranger 2023 V6 engine is designed with the hauling, towing and off-roading expected of a vehicle like this in mind. The torque produced is intended to give the best drive even in difficult conditions. The best thing about the new Ford Ranger 3.0-litre V6 diesel is that it is pretty much up to any challenge you can think to throw at it. 

Let’s talk about Torque

We have already talked about torque a little, giving the impressive number of 600Nm of torque in the new Ford Ranger 2023 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine. But what does that number mean when driving in the real world? Most of us understand the significance of the number of cylinders (for example V6) or the size of an engine (3.0-litre) and the type of fuel being used (diesel or petrol) and how these factors influence what vehicle we choose and how it will perform. 

Torque is another number that is referenced frequently in vehicle specifications and reviews, but it can be a little more difficult to fully grasp how torque can impact the driving experience and become an essential factor when putting a pickup under heavy strain. Nobody came here for a science lesson, so this will be as brief and simple as possible. 

Science Time – the basics of torque

In simplest terms, torque is a force that acts on something through a lever arm. When it comes to driving, torque refers to how much force the drive shaft is subjected to when it is forced to rotate. Torque can also be referred to as rotational force. The interaction of the engine speed and the torque, specifically the speed at which the rotational force acts, is what determines the overall power of an engine. The new Ford Ranger Wildtrak 2023 weighs about 2335kg unladen. It can carry up to 1100kg and can tow a maximum legal payload of 3500kg. With numbers like these, torque really matters. 

The increased torque in the new Ford Ranger 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine will not just elevate the drive experience but also let you get the absolute most from your new pickup. If a Ford Ranger will be frequently towing a boat, horse float or caravan, will be carrying a tonne regularly, or will be tackling extreme off-road conditions, then bypassing the entry level Ford Ranger XL and XLT lines and heading straight for a Wildtrak or Platinum for the 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine could be a better option.

Get your hands on all that power!

If you’ve decided that you’re seriously considering the new Ford Ranger 2023 with a 3.0L V6 engine, contact us at Swiss Vans to discuss your financing options and to book a build slot if required. We’re also able to help you choose from the huge range of custom accessories and optional extras to get the most from the new Ford Ranger. Swiss Vans offers leasing, purchasing and fleet options that will help you keep working and playing in the new Ford Ranger. We even offer custom modifications and bodykits to help you build the pickup of your dreams. Contact us to request a Call Back for a free consultation.

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