There's no word about extra punch to match the beefier looks.
It’s a truck for Europe, so obviously it doesn’t have a thirsty gasoline engine as it’s the case with most American workhorses, including the meaty 2017 F-150 Raptor. We are dealing here with a modified Ford Ranger motivated by a 3.2-liter TDCi which in standard configuration churns 200 horsepower (149 kilowatts) and a torquetastic 347 pound-feet (470 newton meters). M-Sport isn’t saying whether the five-cylinder unit has been massaged to deliver more punch, but we do know the Ranger has gained a sportier exhaust system with dual tips which should provide a more aggressive soundtrack.
In addition, the 4x4 double cab pickup has been fitted with a Pedders suspension sport pack and rides on 18-inch alloys featuring a matte black look to match the beefy wheel arches. Up front, the grille has gained a set of Lazer lights while some of the other body parts now have a matte black finish.
M-Sport has also tweaked the interior by applying a custom leather upholstery and a sports steering wheel, along with tinted rear windows and more leather on the center armrest and door trims for a more upscale feel.
At an additional cost, the European Ford Ranger can be equipped with an off-road kit bringing roof-mounted Lazer lights and a full Pedders suspension lift kit which raises the truck by an extra 1.75 inches (4.4 centimeters). Customers can also go for the full under tray body protection kit and a limited-edition hardtop for further customization.
The Ranger tweaked by M-Sport will enter full production in September and is going to be sold through select Ford dealerships in Europe.