In Australia, the 2023 Ford Ranger with said engine generates 247 horsepower at 3,250 rpm and 443 pound-feet (600 Nm) from 1,750 to 2,250 rpm. It's unknown if the Dearborn automaker will share the 3.0-liter EcoBoost with the German automaker, but chances are it's a big no for obvious reasons.
Volkswagen sells nothing like the Raptor series of vehicles, and Ford is unwilling to share its off-road dominance with the biggest automaker across the pond. On the other hand, the Blue Oval doesn't mind sharing four-cylinder bulges with Volkswagen. So far, we have received confirmation from a gasoline plant and some diesel. The 2.3-liter EcoBoost is likely the engine of choice for Middle Eastern markets, and the rest of the world is likely getting the 2.0-liter EcoBlue turbo diesel.
EcoWhat? EcoBlue designates a family of diesel engines, codenamed Panther by Ford engineering teams in the UK and Germany. Introduced in 2016, the best-known application is the bi-turbo version on the Ranger Raptor. Of course, single-turbo versions are also available.
In terms of gearing, the most basic Amarok powertrains are sure to get a six-speed manual. A six-speed car from the 6R family also needs to be mentioned, along with the ten-speed 10R60 and 10R80 gearboxes.