The increase is up to 30 horses in case of the four-cylinder mill and up to 20 horses in case of the V-6 EcoBoostby Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 02:31
Ford denied us the pleasure of driving a powerful V-8 Bronco, but it looks like the automaker is covering it up in different ways. Or, another way to look at it is Ford is rewarding the customers for taking longer than expected to deliver the Bronco. What the reward is, you ask? Well, you will be getting more power in your Bronco than the initial specs. This will be the case with both, the four-pot and the V-6 mills. Exciting news, isn’t it?
How Much Extra Power Are We Talking About?
The Ford Bronco will be offered with two engine options - the standard 2.3-liter, four-cylinder EcoBoost engine and a 2.7-liter, V-6 EcoBoost mill. When launched, the company had claimed that the smaller engine will make 270 horses and 310 pound-feet of twist, whereas the V-6 will produce 310 ponies and 400 pound-feet of torque.
Now, as reported by a user on Brono6g.com, the company has released the revised technical specs and they are significantly higher.
The 2.3-liter engine’s power outputs are rated at 275 horses and 315 pound-feet of torque when riding on regular fuel, and 300 horses and 325 pound-feet of torque when consuming premium fuel. This makes it 30 horses and 15 pound-feet of torque more than the old specs.
As for the 2.7-liter, V-6 EcoBoost engine, it now makes 315 horses and 410 pound-feet of torque when filled up on regular fuel, and 330 ponies and 415 pound-feet of twist when on a premium fuel diet. In numbers, this is an increase of 20 horses and 15 pound-feet of torque.
The company has not announced if the increased power outputs will have an adverse effect on the fuel economy, but we feel it will take a hit.
The Bronco Could Be Delayed… Again
The Bronco is getting delayed again and again, and there seems to be no end to it. Due to a semiconductor shortage, the production at its Michigan Assembly will be halted for two weeks starting May 17. The factory is also the production hub for the Ranger. Despite this, Ford has said that the Bronco will arrive at the dealerships this summer.
Hypothetically speaking, would you take delivery of your Bronco now with the old specs, or wait as long as Ford takes and take delivery with these new power outputs announced? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.
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