2022 Ford Bronco Ordering Guide Appears to Confirm Raptor Model’s Details

It’s unofficially official that there’s going to be a ford bronco Raptor, a more aggressive, go-fast desert-off-roader version of the new Bronco. As to its specifics, Ford hasn’t quite spilled the beans—yet. However, we can presume a good amount by looking at the venerable F-150 Raptor combined with Bronco Raptor spy photos, meaning you can expect Fox LiveValve shocks, beefier suspension hardware, wider fender flares, and 37-inch tires.

Furthermore, thanks to the wonderful world of the internet, a few new details on the ford bronco Raptor have emerged on the Bronco6G.com Forum, according to what some have allegedly seen by poking around in the Bronco’s ordering system. The most basic tidbit is that a new body code—one that wasn’t listed for model year 2021—was discovered and identified as the Raptor, indicating that we’re looking at a 2022 ford bronco Raptor (while also confirming the most basic assumption that the Raptor version of the Bronco will actually exist). In case you haven’t looked at a calendar recently, that’s right around the corner!

Configuration, Packages, Colors

The Bronco Raptor looks to be four-door only, like the current F-150 Raptor (which is only available in the four-door Crew Cab), so if anyone was looking forward to an aggro two-door Bronco, tough luck.

According to Bronco6G’s discovery, the “373A” package would constitute a base 2022 ford bronco Raptor, and a “374A” package (that includes a Lux Package, adaptive cruise control, a heated steering wheel, and a wireless charger) would comprise the high-end Bronco Raptor. An Everglades trim also was seen in the ’22 Bronco ordering system.

Like the F-150 Raptor (and also the Bronco’s direct competitor, the Jeep Wrangler), the Bronco Raptor is poised to be draped in some fun colors such as the newly revealed Eruption Green, Hot Pepper Red, Code Orange, and Desert Sand.

But What Engine? And When?

These ordering system insights fail to answer one of the biggest questions surrounding the Bronco Raptor: What engine will it have? The current Bronco is available with a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4 rated at 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque and a twin-turbo 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 rated at 310 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque.

The F-15o Raptor’s 450-hp, 510-lb-ft twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 would be cool but just doesn’t make sense, since it’s already in the other Raptor. The most reasonable engine upgrade for the beefier Bronco Raptor might be the 3.0-liter EcoBoost V-6 that was expanded to more of the Ford Explorer lineup for model year 2022. In the Explorer it makes 400 hp, a power figure that would definitely get the job done in a desert-devouring Bronco.

Unfortunately, a high-horsepower V-8 Bronco Raptor doesn’t seem likely. Never say never, though; everybody’s doin’ it, and it wouldn’t hurt to sling something crazy under the hood of a limited-edition Bronco Raptor. Who would have thought that Ram would jam a 702-hp supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 into its Ram 1500 pickup, or that Jeep would stuff a 470-hp 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 into its Wrangler, or that Ford would entertain the thought of adding a blown 5.2-liter V-8 option (out of the Mustang Shelby GT500) to its F-150? The Ram 1500 TRX, Jeep Wrangler 392, Land Rover Defender V-8, and forthcoming F-150 Raptor R could theoretically pave the way for a V-8 Bronco Raptor (perhaps called the Bronco Raptor R?).

As pictured on TheBronco6G.com forum, the Bronco ordering system says “Raptor.” That spells doom for the Warthog name, which had been bandied about the rumormill as a possibility. Perhaps “Warthog” was just an internal name for the project. In any event, the Raptor name is more recognizable thanks to the decade-long legacy of the F-150 Raptor. Ford has trademarked both the “Bronco Raptor” and “Warthog” names, so we’re guessing both could possibly be involved, though the sun seems to be shining brighter on the Raptor option.

Lastly, when will the 2022 ford bronco Raptor be officially revealed? Ford unveiled its ford bronco R race truck at the 2019 SEMA event in Las Vegas, so there’s always a chance we could see the Bronco Raptor at the show’s 2021 occasion. On the other hand, this timeframe could be much too rushed, particularly given Ford’s now very public issues even getting the first batches of regular Broncos into customers’ hands. Don’t count on seeing these before next year, we bet.

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