With the debut of the second-generation Ford Ranger Raptor, the Blue Oval’s performance division mid-sized pick-up truck has been earmarked to feature both the headlining 3.0 litre turbocharged petrol V6 engine as well as the 2.0 litre biturbo-diesel unit that serves elsewhere in the Ranger line-up.

“The V6 petrol was always the motor for the [Ranger] Raptor for this generation of the vehicle, but [we recognise] there will still be customers that want the [economy of diesel fuel]. And so, the other end of the bandwidth the biturbo four-cylinder diesel in some markets is actually going to continue,” said Ford Ranger Raptor chief programme engineer Dave Burn.

“Not in Australia, but for some markets where a V6 isn’t appropriate, the biturbo four-cylinder diesel will continue,” Burn continued, referring to the 2.0 litre biturbo diesel that makes 213 PS and 500 Nm.

For reference, the 3.0 litre turbocharged petrol V6 engine in the Ranger Raptor produces 397 PS at 5,650 rpm and 583 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm, mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel-drive.

Thailand also gets the 3.0 litre V6 version of the Ranger Raptor, so there might be a chance that Malaysia might get the more powerful V6 version instead of the four cylinder diesel.

Which would you prefer in the Malaysian spec Ranger Raptor – the V6 petrol or the four pot diesel?

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