On the dyno: Ranger Raptor, V6 and four-cylinder power figures

Power and torque figures are always great on paper, but how do they translate to power and torque at the wheels?

We wanted to see just how punchy the all-new Ford Ranger Raptor, Ford Ranger Wildtrak V6 and Ford Ranger Wildtrack four-cylinder are when put against a rolling road dynomometer.

Before we get into the numbers, we need to give a big shout out to Jason from LS1PWR who donated his time and dyno to see what the Ranger range would pump out at the wheels.

In this instance we used a rolling road dyno in two-wheel drive. In simple terms it works by measuring the amount of force being exerted on the rollers. This force, in Newtons, can then be used to calculate power and torque at the wheels.

Why is there a difference between power and torque figures stated by manufacturers and the power and torque figures seen here?

Manufacturers typically quote power and torque figures at the engine’s flywheel. From the flywheel there are a number of losses that occur throughout the drivetrain up until the point torque hits the pavement through the tyres.

So, how did we go?

Ford Ranger Raptor V6

Engine is a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged petrol V6.

Stated power and torque

  • 292kW of power
  • 583Nm of torque

Measured power and torque

  • 204kW of power
  • 535Nm of torque

Ford Ranger Wildtrak V6

Engine is a 3.0-litre turbocharged diesel V6.

Stated power and torque

  • 184kW of power
  • 600Nm of torque

Measured power and torque

  • 158.4kW of power
  • 540Nm of torque

Ford Ranger Wildtrak four-cylinder

Engine is a 2.0-litre bi-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel.

Stated power and torque

  • 154kW of power
  • 500Nm of torque

Measured power and torque

  • 126.9kW of power
  • 460Nm of torque

Let us know what you think about the numbers. Do you want to see the same measurements done on other utes in the segment?

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