Today we will talk about the availability of 8-cylinder engines on the new Ford Bronco cars that compete with Jeep Wrangler, based on official statements from the American company.
Before talking about this topic, we would like to remind you of our latest article about the new Bronco from Ford, under the title “The Reason Why The New Bronco Have No Spare Wheel Cover (Click Here To Read)
After the 2021 Bronco was officially launched last July, it caught the eyes of many people with its distinctive design from the outside and inside in addition to its competing specifications. The American company also announced that the new Bronco will be available with two options of engines; a 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder and a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, then rumors started circulating about providing new Ford Bronco cars in the future with a version powered by an 8-cylinder engine.
Today, we got official statements that make us almost sure that Ford will not provide a V8 on Bronco cars in the future, according to what was officially stated by Jeff Seaman, Ford global program manager, and Eric Loefller, chief engineer on the Bronco project to Muscle Cars & Trucks magazine.
“We have to manage the CO2 implications of the product. The way the federal requirements are now it’s all shadow area based. If you look at the shadow area of a small off-road vehicle, it has a pretty high target from a government perspective in terms of CO2,” Loefller explain
“If the customer experience was significantly enhanced with a Coyote engine, it would have been under serious consideration. In all honesty, that EcoBoost motor is damn good and when you get out of it you don’t say, ‘I wish I had a bigger engine’,” Seaman said.
But there is a slight chance that a V8 will be supplied on the Bronco in the future but with the help of car tuners, not Ford!