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November 4, 2020
We've take our most commonly received Ford questions and provided you what you need to know. Today we answer, "Will the 2021 Ford Bronco have a V8 engine?" Contact J.C. Lewis Ford to have a personal Ford expert assigned to answer all of your Ford lineup questions - 912.210.5676.
Will the 2021 Ford Bronco have a V8 engine?
The 2021 Bronco will not have a V8 engine because it doesn’t need it; its performance certainly will not disappoint. Race-proven, turbocharged EcoBoost engines and segment-first transmission technology help give Bronco the best combination of fuel efficiency, output and gearing to take on the wild.
Bronco will offer a standard 4 cylinder engine delivering best-in-class performance. The 2.3L EcoBoost cranks out an impressive 270 horsepower with best-in-class standard gas torque of 310 lb.-ft. The available 2.7L EcoBoost with 4x4 is projected to produce best-in-class 310 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque.
The class-exclusive segment-first 7-speed manual transmission features a unique crawl ratio of up to a best-in-class 94.75:1. An available segment-first 10-speed automatic gives impressive low gears and helps keep you in the engine’s power band.
The electronic shift-on-the-fly (ESOF) two-speed transfer case is the base, “part-time” system. This system offers the driver three modes plus Neutral. In 4H and 4L, the system provides mechanically locked 4x4. When 4L is selected, wheel torque increases for conditions like deep sand, steep grades or pulling heavy objects. Flat towing is possible by putting the transfer case into the Neutral position.
Advanced 4x4 system features a two-speed electromechanical transfer case (EMTC) that adds an auto mode for automatic on-demand engagement to select between 2H and 4H. In 4A, the system continuously varies power to the front wheels for optimum performance for all on-road conditions.
Bronco Sport has two available engines and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 1.5L EcoBoost with 4x4 is targeting 181 horsepower and 190 lb.-ft. of torque—standard on Base, Big Bend and Outer Banks. The 2.0L EcoBoost with Advanced 4x4 is targeting best-in-class 245 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque—standard on Badlands and First Edition.
Standard with both engines, the 8-speed automatic transmission makes for smooth upshifts and downshifts when it’s time to accelerate or while powering over demanding trails.