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Old 06-05-2020, 04:59 AM   #11
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I loved the diesel on my late JGC (an earlier VM engine). It wasn't fast, but so smooth, torquey and sipping...

Is the Bronco going to have a manual option? Saw a rumor to that effect.
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Old 06-05-2020, 07:24 AM   #12
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Manual option is all but confirmed, 6 speed with a low-end creeper gear, though itís not clear which engines it will be available with.

Engines are likely the 2.3 turbo four from Ranger and a twin turbo six, probably the 2.7, which makes 325 hp/400 lbs-ft in the F-150.

Probably not on diesel, at least at first, though Ford has one in the F-150 it could use. But diesels donít interest me much these days.
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Old 06-06-2020, 08:56 AM   #13
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Turbo six cylinder sounds interesting
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Old 06-06-2020, 09:17 AM   #14
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Turbo six cylinder sounds interesting
I enjoy mine.

BTW, the X3M I drove has the engine that’s going in the new M3/4 I believe. It was hard to tell much about the engine in my short test and in that beast of a vehicle.
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Old 06-06-2020, 11:21 AM   #15
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Manual option is all but confirmed, 6 speed with a low-end creeper gear, though itís not clear which engines it will be available with.

Engines are likely the 2.3 turbo four from Ranger and a twin turbo six, probably the 2.7, which makes 325 hp/400 lbs-ft in the F-150.

Probably not on diesel, at least at first, though Ford has one in the F-150 it could use. But diesels donít interest me much these days.
When GM re enters this arena with a RWD based Blazer, not only would I then get one, but Iíd also know itís the end of the gasoline era.

It is very hard, to my mind, beat the simplicity of the Jeep. But Iíd try a different approach for sure.
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Old 06-11-2020, 04:04 PM   #16
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Lots of new info here, including pics of the manual shifter:

https://jalopnik.com/the-2021-ford-b...9xppJvxVK2qyQk
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Old 06-11-2020, 05:10 PM   #17
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Lots of new info here, including pics of the manual shifter:

https://jalopnik.com/the-2021-ford-b...9xppJvxVK2qyQk
yeah sounding pretty go so far for overroading. Locking front/rear diffs and sway bar disconnect. IFS not solid front axle but I think it is worth it for onroad. 7MT seems interesting with the crawl gear.
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Old 06-11-2020, 07:37 PM   #18
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Lots of new info here, including pics of the manual shifter:

https://jalopnik.com/the-2021-ford-b...9xppJvxVK2qyQk
Wow a real manual. Thatís a selling point for sure. Jeep in fordís sites.
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Old 06-11-2020, 11:49 PM   #19
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It would be nice to have an alternative to the Jeep Wrangler.
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Old 06-12-2020, 08:43 AM   #20
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I wonder who is supplying the transmission?

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a3...ction-lawsuit/
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