Ford Europe today announced that customers who want to own the next-generation Ranger Raptor can now enter their order for a performance pickup. Starting at € 77,338.10 (about $ 82,000 at current exchange rates) in Germany, the truck is one of the most expensive cars of the European brand.
Customers are welcome to explore the various options offered in the Ranger Raptor configuration, including eight preferred exterior colors, a sticker pack and an optional package that adds functional load bars and roller shutters. Since it is a well-equipped model from Get-Go, the options do not add a huge amount to the cost and the maximum price I was able to get the truck was € 81,419.80 (about $ 86,000).
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As standard, the European Ranger Raptor is powered by a 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 that produces 284 hp (212 kW / 288 PS) and 491 Nm (362 lb-ft) of torque. Customers there may feel some pain, though, when they read that the Australian version of the engine has been tuned to produce 392 hp (292 kW / 397 PS) and 583 Nm (430 ft-lb) of torque. Still, the European version produces 30 percent more power than the outgoing, diesel-powered Ranger Raptor, so it’s an improvement.
Power is just the beginning of the story, as the 2023 Ranger Raptor Fox Live Valve Damper offers seven selectable drive modes, 10 gears, all-wheel-drive and a class-exclusive exhaust system that offers four different levels. Loud allows you to be a good neighbor where appropriate and a hooligan off the road.
Inside, it’s a rather civilized affair. Although the seats are inspired by a jet fighter, the leather steering wheel is heated, all cabins have red stitches, and the shift paddles are made of magnesium. It also has a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12-inch infotainment touchscreen and a 10-speaker B&O sound system.
“Being able to build the next-gen Ranger Raptor of their dreams is now a reality for our customers – and they can test the range of options with our online configurator,” said Hans Shep, General Manager, Ford Pro, Europe. “Whatever the combination, Ranger Raptor will always deliver its trademark ultimate off-road driving experience.”
UK configuration and price coming May 24
Ford UK informs us that although configurators and pricing are not yet available in that market, they will be released on Tuesday, May 24, in line with the Birmingham CV Show.
Customer delivery in Europe is set to begin this summer. North American buyers, meanwhile, will have to wait a little longer before getting their hands on the Ranger Raptor, as the new model is expected to launch here in 2023.