How much power does the new 2019 Ford Ranger put down to the ground in stock form on 93-octane gasoline? This is precisely what the guys at 5-Star Tuning had to find out before they create a tuned version.
Ford rates and certifies the new Ranger and its 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder at 270 hp & 310 lb-ft of torque at the crank. This is specifically rated with 87-octane fuel.
Here is what Ford says: “The 2.3L Ranger engine is certified to achieve 270 horsepower and best-in-class 310 lb.-ft. of torque using 87-octane fuel. This octane is consistent with the rest of the Ford Truck lineup, with the exception of the performance high-output EcoBoost 3.5L in Raptor and F-150 Limited which achieves horsepower and torque ratings using 93-octane fuel. We list the maximum power ratings using the certified 87-octane, because that’s what our customers can expect to achieve when using the recommended fuel in accordance with their owner’s manual.”
The best run showed 263.7 hp @5,150 rpm and 290.8 lb-ft of torque @3,250 rpm to the the wheels.
What do you think it translates to in power at the crank? It could be getting close to 300 horsepower.
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