We have some new information about the 2021 Ford Bronco. The body-on-frame SUV will reportedly use a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine – the same one that has been available under the hood of the new Ranger pickup truck. Taking into account that these two are going to ride on the same platform it makes sense. The information leaked thanks to a listing on Canadian Tire’s website that shows the “4-140” specification of the engine, and the numbers allegedly point out the engine’s 140 cubic inches.
If so, then you can expect the new Bronco fitted with the four-cylinder mill capable of delivering 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The power will travel to all four wheels via the company’s new 10-speed automatic transmission. Still, the ‘box will most probably be a more expensive option, while the entry-point model should use a 7-speed manual gearbox. The four-cylinder engine isn’t going to be all from the iconic SUV though. Instead, the 2021 Ford Bronco will most probably use a twin-turbo V6 and a hybrid powertrain, while a V8 option isn’t anywhere on Blue Oval’s radar.
As for the Bronco Hybrid, the off-road model will most likely borrow the powertrain from the Explorer Hybrid. The drivetrain combines a 3.3-liter naturally aspirated engine with a 35-kW electric motor which is integrated with the aforementioned 10-speed auto transmission. The total output of the system is 318 horsepower and 322 pound-feet of torque.
Regarding the twin-turbo V6, we believe that the automaker intends to add the impressive 2.7L EcoBoost capable of delivering respectable 325 horsepower and whopping 400 pound-feet of twist. Of course, this one will shift power via 10-speed ‘box.
Dana Technology For The 2021 Ford Bronco
Ford’s returning body-on-frame SUV won’t just be interesting under the hood. The 2021 Ford Bronco will reportedly offer a variety of options including removable doors and “Air Roof”. However, the open top model will most probably be available with the two-door model. According to our insiders, the vehicle will offer respectable off-road abilities and “no-compromise” 4×4 utility that will largely depend on the latest AdvanTEK gear Dana technology. Blue Oval hasn’t revealed whether the company that’s also in charge of Wrangler’s solid axles is going to supply the next-gen Bronco with independent or solid technology, though we count on solid front and rear axles.
Stay tuned for updates.