5.5 million kms-tested: Why Bi-Turbo diesel is the engine of choice for the Ford Ranger and Ford Everest
Joey Deriquito · Jul 25, 2023 05:30 PM
Ford Philippines has the Ford Ranger and the Ford Everest as its popular pickup truck and 7-seater SUV. These vehicles have two diesel engine options: the 2.0-liter single turbo and the 2.0-liter bi-turbo motor. While the former is for entry-level to mid-grade models, the latter is reserved for the top-spec 4x4 variants.
So, this raises the question, what exactly makes the bi-turbo engine a good fit for drivers plying on Philippine roads on a daily basis?
Why the 2.0-liter bi-turbo?
According to a press statement from the American carmaker, Ford has reserved its most powerful powerplant for its 4x4 model; the 2.0-liter bi-turbo balances power, capability, and efficiency for the Ford Ranger and Ford Everest. And Ford says it also holds the key elements that customers look for in a vehicle engine.
Aimed to maximize fuel efficiency
Ford designed the Bi-Turbo Diesel engine to give you both power and fuel efficiency in one motor, which works by delivering torque and power through independent turbos. It is also paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission that gives you power when you need it and is fuel efficient at the same time.
Depending on how the Everest or Ranger is driven, the transmission will utilize all gears to offer maximum fuel efficiency. If the driver decides to punch the accelerator pedal, it will skip-shift to give out higher performance.
The 2.0-liter bi-turbo has one of the highest outputs in its class; it produces a maximum of 210 PS of power and 500 Nm of torque. Its output gives the vehicles equipped with a towing capacity of 3.5 tons. As seen on various models of the Everest, Ranger, and Ranger Raptor, this engine is paired with selectable drive modes that further showcase its various capabilities across different needs.
A refined motor
Diesel engines are stereotyped as loud and clunky, but not the 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo motor as it performs quietly. The motor offers fewer noise emissions compared to its previous generation, especially when the vehicle is idle. Ford has engineered the engine to limit the noise it radiates, reducing its noise-influencing components and ensuring that it gives you a quiet and smoother operating powertrain.
The 2.0L Bi-Turbo Diesel is part of the American automaker’s innovation in turbo-charged engine technology. Before it made it into the vehicles you see on the road today, the engine had gone through a total of 5.5 million kilometers of durability testing, including 400,000 kilometers at the hands of real customers, comprehensive analysis in laboratories, and at the Ford vehicle proving grounds.
Ford has made sure that the Bi-Turbo motor is easy to maintain. The engine's oil system components, from the oil pan and filter dimensions, bore distortion tolerances, and piston ring specifications, have been engineered to prolong the oil lifespan.
The American automaker has also given the Ford Ranger and Ford Everest an Intelligent Oil Life Monitor, which tells the owner when to have an oil change based on data gathered from the engine, operating conditions, and the owner’s driving habits.
Is the Ford 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo diesel an excellent match for the top-spec Ranger and Everest?
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A car enthusiast at heart, nothing excites Joey more than an open road and a full tank of gas. Ready with the latest information about cars, he constantly studies and researches the latest happenings in the motoring world while caring for a car that's an extension of himself.