We must admit that we have been hasty with the arrival of the new generation Bronco. According to our insider, the iconic off-roader will likely arrive in late 2018 as the 2019 Ford Bronco. In contrast to the previous time when we had just some rumors, this time we have the actual plans of what will be done in the near future. Well, not all the plans, but the powertrain options are already made, so here’s what you will find under the hood.
2019 Ford Bronco Engines and Suspensions
Our man from inside claims that the 2019 Bronco is definitely getting the same engine options as the current F-150 pickup truck. The base option should be a 2.7-liter EcoBoost unit with 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. In case you are not satisfied with it, you will be able to get a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine. However, in contrast to the current output that stops at 365 hp and 420 lb-ft, the 2019 Ford Bronco will get the upgraded option which will deliver 375 hp and 470 pound-feet of twist. The impressive numbers will make the lightweight SUV very capable in every way. Still, these options might be a little bit thirsty, so the car manufacturer is reconsidering to add an oil-burner powertrain too. It will be a 3.0L “Lion” V-6, which will be borrowed from the Range Rover. The amazing unit is capable to produce 254 hp and 440 lb-ft, and since it is delivers more power than Jeep’s 3.0-liter tubrodiesel, it is quite clear that the Wrangler can’t be anything better. Moreover, the “Lion” engine is speculated to achieve an impressive fuel economy that will go over 32 mpg combined. All three engines could be tied up to a 10-speed automatic transmission, so there is no need for some other gearbox option. Still, we hope to see some kind of stick shift for all “manual maniacs”. A six-speed would be really nice ;-).
Except of the amazing engine options, the vehicle will definitely feature a body-on-frame body made from high-strength steel. There will be an independent suspension setup with MacPherson framework and five-link system and live axle in the rear. Of course, there will be skip plates underneath, so there will be no problem for off-roading adventures.