2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia Specs, Color And Price – Although the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia has historically been marketed as a separate model line by Ford Australia, the company doesn’t break out its sales figures,

so it’s unclear how the 4000-order bank today compares with past years’ (previous-generation) Raptor sales. Ford Australia does, however, say it’s very pleased with the order numbers.

The waiting time for a 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia already stretches nine months and the queue for a new-generation Ford Ranger Wildtrak turbo diesel V6 with Premium Pack is up to eight months long,

before anyone has taken a test drive or the first examples have even arrived in dealerships according to Ford Australia. After letters advising customers about the fresh round of delays were published on social media,

a statement from Ford Australia confirmed the company was holding more than 17,000 orders across all Ranger models the equivalent of about one third of an entire year’s worth of sales.

The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia has the longest wait time at the moment when compared to the new Everest (estimated at seven months) and Ranger Wildtrak (estimated at eight months),

while other variants in the Ford lineup have much shorter waiting times such as the Ranger Sport or XLT variants which Ford Australia says can be in customer’s driveways much quicker.

2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia
2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia

2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia Engine

The powertrain is one of the most severe concerns regarding the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia in the United States. We believe it will have a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine. The Ford Bronco SUV, which is arriving later this year, will use the same engine.

It produces 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque in this configuration. A ten-speed automatic gearbox should deliver this power to all four axles.

We have much shorter wait times on other variants for example if customers are looking for a Ranger with the 3.0L V6, we have the fully-equipped Ranger Sport or XLT,

or if it’s specifically a Wildtrak they’re after, they could opt for the proven 2.0L Bi-Turbo. Similarly, the Everest Sport, Trend and Ambiente are currently more widely available.

The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia single-turbo diesel marketed under the EcoBlue handle is much obliged to crank out 148 or 168 horsepower. The bi-turbo variant levels up to 207 horsepower.

Torque is the specialty of the 3.0-liter Power Stroke single-turbo V6 diesel engine, which is rated at 247 ponies and 443 pound-feet (600 Nm) from 1,750 through 2,250 revolutions per minute.

If you want a 4×4 Ranger on a budget, the cheapest option is the XL 4×4 Single cab-chassis powered by the 154kW/500nM 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel with 10-speed auto (2.0 BiT 10AT) priced at $47,030 before on-road costs a $1740 premium over the current model.

2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia Specs
2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia Specs

2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia Redesign

Because the trucks are still heavily camouflaged, the differences between the three are not that obvious, although the Wildtrak seems to have different headlights, a honeycomb pattern for the front grille, and roof rails.

The FX4 has chrome accents around the fog lights and a different alloy wheel design compared to the XLT. The Raptor’s off-road suspension will be stiffer and equipped with more beefy components than a normal model.

It should include up to 33-inch all-terrain tires, wider front, and rear tracks, a greater riding height, and more ground clearance. We anticipate further information from the Blue Oval, including fuel efficiency figures and towing ratings.

2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia Design
2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia Design

2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia Power And Transmission

It ditches the bi-turbo 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel of the old ute, which will remain in lesser Rangers, for a twin-turbo 3.0-litre petrol V6 producing 292kW of power and 583Nm of torque up 135kW and 83Nm.

Most models in the range are powered by a single-turbo 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel (125kW / 405Nm) paired to a six-speed auto, or a twin-turbo 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel (154kW / 500Nm) paired to a 10-speed auto.

It’s mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission, with a permanent four-wheel drive system featuring locking front and rear differentials and an electronically-controlled on-demand two-speed transfer case.

2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia Price

Ford Australia has revealed local pricing for the all-new 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia, which starts at $35,930 before on-road costs a $1040 jump over the outgoing model’s entry-level cost.

The price for the new Ford Ranger Raptor is also $11,500 dearer than the Ford Ranger Raptor’s launch price of $75,990 in 2020.

– XLT 4×4 Super PU 2.0L BiT 10AT $59,190 (No change)
– XLT 4×4 Double PU 2.0L BiT 10AT $61,190 (No change)
– XLT 4×4 Double CC 3.0L V6 10AT $62,290 (New model)
– XLT 4×4 Double PU 3.0L V6 10AT $64,190 (New model)
– Sport 4×4 Double PU 2.0L BiT 10AT $63,690 (New permanent model)
– Sport 4×4 Double PU 3.0L V6 10AT $66,690 (New permanent model)
– Wildtrak 4×4 Double PU 2.0L BiT 10AT $67,190 (+$1,100)
– Raptor 4×4 Double PU 3.0L V6 EcoBoost 10AT $85,490 (+$6100)