We’ve known about the Ford Bronco’s return for some time now but when it comes to details like powertrain choices, we’ve been in the dark. Until now that is. A leak on Twitter appears to have confirmed at least one engine option for the 2021 Ford Bronco.
A photo taken by Twitter user Matthew the Car Guy indicates that an item locator in a parts shop has listed the 2021 Ford Bronco being available with a 2.3-liter turbo-four. That’s the same engine used by the Ford Ranger pickup, which is also the platform mate of the upcoming Bronco. In the Ranger that mill makes 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, and comes paired exclusively to a 10-speed automatic.
Well that’s interesting. #broncopic.twitter.com/z5gZD5whCx @DudeDrivesCars Jun 22 2019
We expect the 2.3-liter turbo-four to be the base engine on the 2021 Ford Bronco. Whether it gets a higher output version like the 2020 Explorer remains to be seen but at least we now have an idea with what to expect under the hood. Higher output gas engines could be in the cards for the 2021 Ford Bronco but it’s not clear if it’ll get a V-8 or a twin-turbo V-6. Earlier this year, we also reported that the 2021 Ford Bronco will also get a hybrid powertrain option, which could be the same system as in the Explorer Hybrid.
Unlike the previous generation Bronco, which was a full-size SUV last sold in the mid-1990s, the 2021 model will be a midsize, body-on-frame SUV that will be offered available in two- and four-door configurations, and in rear- or four-wheel drive. Removable doors and roof will also be available just like its chief competitor, the Jeep Wrangler. In terms of looks, the 2021 Ford Bronco will sport a boxy, retro sheet metal.
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