The revived Ford Bronco won’t offer a V8 engine option, according to the latest news.
Those who hope to see a Coyote V8 under the Bronco’s hood will have to see what the aftermarket can do.
Ford will not offer the eight-cylinder mill for the Bronco because of the CO2 implications and today’s emissions regulations the manufacturer has to follow. Ford fears it will pay emissions fines for using the V8.
Moreover, the company believes that the Ford Bronco’s 2.7 liter EcoBoost V6 engine is pretty good in terms of output, torque, fuel economy, capability, and customers won’t wish a larger engine once they try the EcoBoost six-cylinder.
In addition to the current 310-hp V6, the Bronco in its Raptor variant will probably have a 3.0-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 with around 400 hp and 451 lb-ft of torque. A Bronco hybrid will arrive too, to be a rival to the Jeep Wrangler 4xe.
The Ford Bronco is rumored to go into production in March-April 2021, with the earliest deliveries to begin by the end of May – early June.
Meanwhile, all 3,500 First Edition models are sold out, and the company collected 230,000 Bronco reservations as of end of July.
Source: Muscle Cars & Trucks