The Ford has recently announced that it’s new and improved F-150 platform chassis will be incorporated in its new generation models. They have certainly kept their word, as they tend to introduce the brand new 2017 Ford Raptor in 2016. Even though Ford disapproved the idea of a pickup truck with F-150 chassis earlier, but their 2017 Raptor model is coming out nonetheless. The change in their F-150 chassis has been extremely significant for this car. Old plans have been reinstated and there are chances of introducing new engine models for this 2017 variant as well. Having said that, let’s take a look at the various engine specs that are featured in this new pickup from Ford.
2017 Ford Raptor – Engine Details
There has been a considerable amount of buzz regarding the engine details of this renovated pickup model. Ford has been quite silent about this fact. Still, sources close to the company report that initially 2017 Ford Raptor might just have a single engine option for customers. It is going to be a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine. Other features of this engine are stated below:
- It is a twin turbo charged engine module with DOHC 24 valve system.
- It has an inter-cooling facility with direct fuel injection technology.
- Its associated cylinder configuration is V6 design with aluminum block and head structure.
- Power outputs include a max 450 HP power with 450 lbs. Feet of max torque.
As far as drive train specs of this 2017 Ford Raptor are concerned, this vehicle features a ten-speed automatic gear box module with manual shifting mode. In addition to that, it also has a front engine layout design with both rear and four-wheel drive configuration. The usual seating layout includes five passengers with a four door exterior layout. Estimated EPA ratings for this car stand at 15/21 mpg for city and highway drives.
2017 Ford Raptor – Design Changes
Exterior changes are quite striking for this new car. Even though there are some significant similarities with respect to its previous models, but Ford is expected to bring out new design features. Additional trim models might come out eventually, with Super Cab and Super Crew configuration. This 2017 Raptor might also receive a new grille design, with revamped logo design and a modified tailgate.
Other exterior changes might include new bumpers with fenders, as well as modified fender design. Its overall chassis will be made out of aluminum so as to improve its aerodynamics and decrease overall weight. Interior specs will also be revamped with respect to its dash board configuration as well as input and output display. A new 8-inch touch screen display unit might be added with 4G LTE connectivity and wireless interaction.
2017 Ford Raptor – Price and Release Date
This 2017 Ford Raptor will also include various new safety options such as rear view mirror and blind spot monitors. Its price has been decided for around $55000, even though additional trim variants might cost more. It is going to be released by mid-2016 in international markets.