With Ford, it is never boring. With its most famous truck F-150 neither. When you think they did all with a new model, the Blue Oval company comes out with an extra effort. Ford F-150 is ready for next season. It’s diesel engine is a star of the lineup. But, we could see it as a hybrid, which is unbelievable at this point, although we can’t claim that with carmaker. But, the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor is more likely to get updates, although the company hasn’t confirmed it yet.
So, what kinds of changes we can expect from 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor? Can it use a diesel engine? Could it be a Shelby model? Is it coming outside the US, for example Australia and UK? We have many questions about F-150 Raptor specs and mpg. The price is also a key factor, so we believe that Ford is not going to boost its MSRP for this version.
2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Possible Launch Date
News about diesel truck are still fresh. The carmaker didn’t unveil all details about it, so the most attention of fan is turned to it. However, the manufacturer is using this time to develop new surprises. Experts believe that 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor is one of them, and possible release in Australia is a big one. Truckers in this part of the world already have Raptor pickup, but Ranger. So, another one could be too much, especially since Aussie fans like the smaller sibling more than F-150.
However, we will know more in the beginning of 2019. The truck could get a presentation at the NAIAS or soon after it. Release date in other parts of the world is not certain yet.
Current F-150 Raptor for 2018 season costs $50,000. This is a starting point, and Ford is not going to change it. Experts believe that base model is not going to get a boost in MSRP, but the high-end versions of 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor will go over $70k.
2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Powertrain
Under the hood of the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor won’t be changes. The truck is going to use the same powertrain as its predecessor. Well, it is a similar unit as the base F-150 uses. A 3.5-liter V-6 engine is configured to deliver high outputs. Auto start/stop feature is standard, as well as a 10-speed gearbox. Four drive modes are available again.
The pickup will be capable to deliver 450 horses and sprint 0-60 mph in 5 seconds. On the other hand, the cost is paid with high consumption. It returns only 16 mpg combined.
2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Diesel Engine
The latest reports are reporting about the diesel powertrain for 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor. It is not so likely to happen, since the company is yet to test the new unit in regular model. However, it would be interesting to see a performance-oriented diesel truck in the US. From this point, it is more likely to see it in other parts of the world. But, as we already said, never say never with Ford.