The Ford Ranger Raptor is a bit like the Rolls of the pickup truck. Looked at, super equipped and really built to evolve without reluctance on all terrains. Except that when you invest nearly 60.000 EUR (VAT included), you expect a certain response in terms of motorization. However, while the 2.0 Bi-turbo ecoblue 213 hp / 500 Nm is doing honourably, it clearly lacks character for a vehicle of this caliber. Its U.S. approach (the Raptor owes its character to the F150) has clearly fallen victim to European wisdom in terms of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.
By raising the power and torque values to 269 hp and 607 Nm respectively, the P-Tronic performance box gives this Raptor its letters of nobility and gives a completely different look to its driving, almost making you forget the 2.5 tonnes unladen weight of the monster. The action of this gearbox is expressed in the Raptor's six driving modes and in perfect symbiosis with its 10-speed automatic gearbox. Its efficiency is comparable to that of the tuning box for the predecessor of this 2.0 Biturbo, the 3.2 TDCI 200 hp that made the Ford Ranger's heyday in Europe.