Ford Bronco Raptor, confirmed for its 2022 debut.
Right on cue, Ford has confirmed that the Bronco Raptor is on the way. We don’t know much more than that, at least officially. “Ford Performance is excited to share a sneak peek of one of the Bronco special edition vehicles that will be available in 2022. Ford will adopt a version of the Raptor-specific grille that applies to all of its best off-road models.
The expected yellow driving lights are clearly on display. After a good look at the Bronco Raptor’s face, we get a very quick whirling dervish of a glimpse at the boxy SUV throwing up mounds of sand in the desert. We spot exaggerated flares covering what we have to assume are vast and
Fortunately, internet sleuths seem to have dug up a bit more information. According to the most recent leaks, the Bronco Raptor will come only in a four-door guise, and it will offer an optional package that adds luxury bits to the basic off-road-ready package. Past that, pretty much all we know is that it will be provided in the Raptor’s well-known Code Orange Paint.
Bronco Raptor 2022
Ford has confirmed the Bronco Raptor will arrive in 2022. Ford could also say screw it and give the Bronco Raptor the full-bore twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 with 450 hp and 510 lb-ft from the F-150 Raptor. Either way, expect a 10-speed automatic transmission.
What Engine Will The Ford Bronco Raptor Come With?
The basic Ford Bronco comes with a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine shared with the Ranger pickup. It mates to either a seven-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic. Buyers can upgrade to a twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6, which comes only with the automatic. Every Bronco features standard four-wheel drive, but we expect both the Bronco Raptor’s engine and four-wheel-drive system to go above and beyond the setups found in lesser Broncos.
Starting under the hood, we anticipate the Bronco Raptor will either use a fortified version of the standard SUV’s 2.7-liter V-6 or a larger 3.0-liter unit found elsewhere in the Ford stable. Horsepower figures for even the regular Bronco are forthcoming, but based on what the SUV’s engines produce in other applications, expect about 270 hp from the 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine and around 325 hp from the 2.7-liter V-6. As such, whatever engine ends up under the Raptor’s boxy hood likely will spit out at least 350 horses—and we think 400 hp isn’t out of the question. Want something to look forward to? There is a slim, outside chance Ford installs the bigger 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 (which makes as little as 375 and as much as 450 hp in the F-150) or a naturally aspirated 395-hp 5.0-liter V-8 under the Bronco Raptor’s hood.