The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor debuted earlier this year, being considered the most powerful road-legal Bronco ever to launch. It was already known at the time that the off-roader would use a 3.0-liter, twin-turbo EcoBust petrol V6 engine that would produce more than 400 hp, but exact figures were not given at the time.
Now they, and Ford CEO Jim Farley, have announced on Twitter that the Bronco Raptor will officially make 418 hp and 440 lb-ft or 596 Nm. The same engine in the Ford Explorer ST delivers 400 hp and 563 Nm of torque
In the 2023 Ranger Raptor, the same engine produces 397 PS at 5,650 rpm and 583 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm; At 288 PS and 491 Nm these have been slightly reduced for European-market examples. By comparison, the 2.0-liter Beaterbo EcoBlu four-cylinder diesel powerplant of the previous Ranger Raptor delivers 213 PS and 500 Nm of output.
Here, the Bronco Raptor features a 3.0-liter Beaterbo V6 Raptor-specific tuning as well as an advanced intercooler and air induction system designed to better cope with high ambient temperatures in the desert environment. On the engine’s breathing side, a dual-exhaust system features active valving and piping of approximately the same length for improved noise. It is driver-selectable through four modes – quiet, general, sport and play.
The drive is sent on four wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission, which can be manually controlled by the driver via magnesium shift pedals. For the Bronco Raptor, its transfer case has been upgraded to feature a 3.06 4 × 4 LO ratio to achieve a 67.7: 1 crawl ratio. The axles are shared with the Bronco DR Racing SUV, a semi-float wing with 235mm ring gear on the front, a wing with 50 heavy-duty Advantech and 210mm ring gear, 44 Advantech front axles and a rear half-shaft upgrade.
The suspension is the key to something that demands off-road performance, and here packs a high-performance off-road stability suspension (HOSS) system with live valve technology, courtesy of Fox, a Bronco raptor suspension expert. They use internal bypass semi-active dampers, combined with remote reservoirs at the front and rear, and sensors detect terrain conditions and adjust tuning hundreds of times per second.
Structurally, the suspension is bolted to a high-strength steel frame with broncho-raptor-specific control arms, offering 330mm front and 356mm rear travel, representing 60% and 40% suspension travel gain, respectively. The 249mm-wide Fender Flair House with 17-inch bedlock-capable wheels has 37-inch all-terrain tires, and the larger rolling stock is powered by an upgraded steering rack and tie rod.
Ideas for # Bronchoraptor An Ultra4 racing-inspired Bronco was built for high-speed off-roading and extreme rock crawling.
The target was 400 horsepower.
Now it’s official: 418hp + 440lbs-ft torque!
– Jim Farley (jimfarley98) May 24, 2022
Gallery: 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor