Have you ever wondered how sites like Torque News and others find out secret-spy info to bring you the latest information about vehicles like Ford’s upcoming Bronco? Well, it’s not revealing any top-secret intelligence weapon if we let you know that we logged onto a Canadian retail site that provided more than enough information about the base engine that will be in the revitalized SUV.
The Bronco’s Standard Powerplant is 140-cubic-inches
As we went through page after page of information about the parts available on the site, we suddenly found the Bronco and its powerplant mentioned. The site listed the engine as a 4-140 or four-cylinder, 140-cubic-inch class engine. Now, putting three and three together, we found the engine for the upcoming SUV would be the same as that used in the Ford Ranger, midsized pickup. It’s quite a potent powerplant offering 270 horsepower and 310 pounds-feet of torque. It’s quite likely that the new model will also use the same 10-speed automatic tranny, as well. New Bronco May Use Larger V-6.
Now, you have to understand that our secret-spy equipment was little more than a retail website, but what it is isn’t the point. Instead, the point is that a website provided some key information about the upcoming Bronco. Indeed, we use any information sources that we can find to bring added richness to the information flow about the Bronco. Indeed, another key source of information is the person who has seen the Bronco and has decided to talk about what he or she has seen.
And, that is the point of all of the information mining. We use many sources for our information. Whoever thought that getting advanced information about a vehicle or vehicles was easy is probably rethinking things now because it isn't.
The Bronco Will Feature Two- And Four-Door Versions
So, here is a quick summary of what we know right now from the retail site, as well as from personal reports:
Over the weekend some other interesting tidbits appeared. For example,
- Ford is planning to introduce a Bronco Raptor
- The powerplant for the Bronco Raptor may have either a V6 or the new Coyote V8.
The Bronco May Offer A Raptor Version
- The Bronco Raptor may include pieces from the midsized Ranger Raptor
- The Bronco Raptor may use a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine
- The 2.7-liter engine turns out 325 horsepower and 400 pounds-feet of torque as it is configured in the F150
- Ford’s Coyote V8 could end up under the hood
- The Maverick nameplate, built in the 1970s as a Ford compact coupe, may be revived as the Bronco Maverick as the baby Bronco, reportedly under development
The Bronco May Offer V8
The Bronco Lineup Will Arrive in 2020
So, when will the new Bronco lineup arrive? The schedule reportedly shows the small Bronco arriving at the beginning of 2020 to be followed by the new F150, about halfway through the year. The full-sized Bronco is reportedly due in early 2021.
See you in the next story where I am discussing Ford F-150's payload capacity.
Sources: The Fast Lane Car Via YouTube