2021 Ford Bronco to Get 2.3-Liter EcoBoost Engine, According to an Online Parts Configurator
- It appears that the 2021 Ford Bronco will be powered by the turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four currently in use in the Ford Ranger.
- The listing was discovered in a parts-lookup configurator at Canadian Tire and was first reported by Off-Road.com.
- A search for the information on U.S.-based parts retailers came up empty. Aside from a few nonspecific leaks and a handful of camouflaged spy photos, Ford has done a commendable job of keeping a lid on the precise details pertaining to the new Ford Bronco. The latest tidbit to emerge comes by way of the Off-Road.com, which discovered a listing for the 2021 Bronco on the online parts-lookup tool of retailer Canadian Tire.Discovered by first selecting the 2021 model year and then specifying “Ford Trucks,” the configurator defaults to the only available model, listed as the 2021 Ford Bronco. Taken at face value, this confirms that at least one of the Bronco’s available engines will be a DOHC 2.3-liter inline-four. Specifically, the lookup info for spark plugs, for instance, states “2021 FORD TRUCK BRONCO, 4-140 2.3L DOHC.”
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On the little tablet, the 2021 Ford Bronco is listed as having a 2.3-liter dual overhead-cam engine. This is likely the same engine as the new Ford Ranger, with which the Bronco will share its platform. The “4-140” designation likely means four cylinders, displacing 140 cubic inches. So, for those hoping the Ranger would be turbine powered, I’m sorry to say you’re likely out of luck.
In the Ranger, this 2.3-liter four has a twin-scroll turbocharger and puts out 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. That horsepower figure matches the optional 2.0-liter turbo four available in the the Jeep Wrangler, the Bronco’s main rival, and betters its 295 lb-ft of torque. Currently, the only transmission option for the Ranger is a 10-speed automatic.
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