It apparently took bristles abnormal afterwards the 2021 Ford Bronco’s official admission for bodies to accession their easily over their keyboards and say, “Where’s the V8?” If you are captivation your animation cat-and-mouse for a factory V8 Bronco, get accessible to about-face blue, as the allowance of that accident are staring bottomward the never-gonna-happen abyss.
This time we don’t accept the affluence of blaming it on Ford’s bearding bean-counters in the accounting department. The absolute acumen why the new Ford Bronco will not be accepting a V8 comes bottomward to discharge regulations. That’s according to Muscle Cars and Trucks, which afresh had an account with Ford’s Global Program Manager Jeff Seaman and Bronco Chief Engineer Eric Loeffler.
Seaman in accurate said that the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 can accommodate all the grunt, torque, and acceleration bare to accumulate Bronco owners satisfied.
Here’s what they said:
“We accept to administer the CO2 implications of the product. The way the federal requirements are now it’s all adumbration breadth (footprint) based. If you attending at the adumbration breadth of a baby off-road vehicle, it has a appealing aerial ambition from a government angle in agreement of CO2,” said Loeffler.
[…] “If the chump acquaintance was decidedly added with a Coyote engine, it would accept been beneath austere consideration,” said Seaman. “In all honesty, that EcoBoost motor is abuse acceptable and back you get out of it you don’t say, ‘I ambition I had a bigger engine.'”
Why do we appetite a V8 in the new Bronco anyway? It is absolutely about performance, or is it homesickness because the antecedent bearing Broncos had it?
I anticipate it comes bottomward to one baby detail. Adage “V8” is a heck of a lot added fun than adage “EcoBoost.” In added words, on a big, American, off-roading barter like the Bronco–which historically has consistently had a V8 option–it’s aloof accepted from the berserk fanbase Ford’s acutely aggravating to tap into. It may be able to clamber rocks and it may accept alluringly awakening looks, but for some people, a turbo V6 aloof isn’t the aforementioned thing.
We may never see a branch V8 Bronco, but don’t be aghast by the news. I’m accommodating to bet appropriate now there are a few acceptable gearheads currently prepping a Super Duty 6.7 Powerstroke or Mustang 5.0 agent in their garage. Someone will do this for us if Ford won’t.