Ford Bronco Finally Getting The Power It Deserves

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And we're not talking about the Raptor.

Based on some interesting customer data revealed earlier this year, it was found that 60% of Ford Bronco buyers chose the more powerful V6 engine and over half spent almost $5,000 on the Sasquatch package. As we've seen with the average selling price of the Ford Maverick, Ford customers are willing to spend more for the truck or pickup they want. Well, there's more good news for Ford fans as it appears the Bronco is in for a power boost in 2022. Ford Authority has found out that Ford Performance will be offering power packs to unlock more performance from the rugged SUV.

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Ford Performance already offers power upgrades for models like the Mustang and the major advantage is that they don't void the factory warranty. In the case of the Bronco, there will be two calibrations on offer. One is for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder and the other is for the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6. No specific information was revealed about the V6's potential power hike, but the smaller EcoBoost could be seeing net gains of 25 horsepower and up to 40 lb-ft of torque. The stock 2.3-liter produces 275 hp and 315 lb-ft, so these increases would raise those figures to around 300 hp and 355 lb-ft. Clearly, there is a greater emphasis on torque than outright power. When running on premium gas, the 2.3-liter makes 300 hp and 325 lb-ft, so there are even greater potential gains to be had.

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Assuming similar increases for the V6, that model could end up making around 355 hp with the power pack. Neither of the Bronco's two engine options can be described as underpowered, but a little extra grunt is always welcome. It's also going to be a much more affordable option than waiting for the hardcore Bronco Raptor which is expected to produce around 400 hp. These performance calibrations are in line with emissions regulations in all 50 states and if they cause any issues, Ford will sort this out within the first three years or 36,000 miles. Pricing for the power packs hasn't yet been shared. However, for reference, an EcoBoost power pack for the Ford Ranger goes for $825.

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