2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Review; Specs, Price, Performance, MPG – An AMI owns a Blubber V8? Not the Ford F-150 Raptor. The Fullsize truck comes with V6 Biturbo. American downsizing with 450 HP in the driving report.
Under the huge US bonnets are huge engines. Bubbling V8 with liter performances as from the last millennium. “Hating” says the American of all US vehicles. The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor has a 3.5-liter V6 called “Ecoboost”. Downsizing on US-American in the pick-up segment. After all, another AMI cliché satisfies the 2,500-kilo Ford: The grim appearance makes the train free. This can not hurt considering 5.89 meters length, 3.70 meters wheelbase and 2.19 meters width-without exterior mirrors.
Connoisseurs recognize the performance version of the F-150 immediately on the big Ford logo on the grill, where otherwise the blue oval sits. If it is not stuck with the optional raptor stickers. Then there is no need for connoisseurs. For us Europeans impressive at the Fullsize-pick-up: the sheer size. The LED-illuminated loading area itself measures 1.70 meters in length, 1.29 meters in width between the wheel and 54 centimeters in height. Corresponds to a volume of 1,495 liters. The spray coating of the Ladebetts is resistant to excessively fast scratching and allows trouble-free loading. Maybe with a quad?
The clever detail on the sand crates Large loading area: the rear flap of the Raptor offers, in addition to a folding step, a telescopic mast for safe holding and can be opened by remote control. In addition, the so-called bed extender was on board, which allows more storage space with the tailgate open.
2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Redesign
The Super Crew cabin offers five occupants plenty of space. D The central backbench does not interfere with a cardan tunnel. However, those who want to sit here must first climb the Raptor. 26 centimeters of ground clearance allow an under-floor inspection even without a lift.
The entry facilitates stepping boards, on which it can become slippery in wet times. Hold firmly on the handle on the A-pillar! If you sit in it, you sit very fine: leather, carbon and orange accents flatter your eyes and fingers. The leather-Alcantara-seats at the front offer neat lateral support, and on the back seat, the passengers better secure each other against the slipping.
Like a classic station wagon, there are five electric windows, the last one serving the rear window. The faucet design and the surface of the Ford infotainment are familiar to European Ford models. The small disadvantage of this grey import: The Navi is not found in Europe. We have to find the next tank.
2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Fuel Economy
Now, but push the roof up and go. Some assistants assist in maneuvering the ship: The four-wheel system has six modes, the blind detector also detects cross traffic. The reversing camera is a real help for an almost six-meter long vehicle, who pulls a trailer, estimates the supporting systems. Trailer load? Generous 3,629 kg.
The Ford F-150 is considered a savvy lightweight wonder. The name of the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor could still have inspired his great hunger. Our consumption adds up to an average of 17.86 l/100 km. Not so far away from US standard consumption (14.7 L/100 km), relatively speaking. This value can be easily reached when the car is in a controlled manner. Only: A controlled ride is difficult, given the 3.5-liter V6 with 691-newton meters of torque at 3,500 tours in front of the chest.
The maximum power of 450 hp is 5,000 revolutions, and after that, there is no end. Downsizing can also work on a cabinet wall: The raptor storms from zero to 96 km/h in 5.1 seconds and regulates how many US trucks at Tempo 170.
It is easy to forget that there are other pedal postures than floor plates, given the roar of Thunder. If the right foot moves to the left of the pedal, the Raptor also convinces: The four disc brakes dimensioned Ford to the raging giant accordingly.
2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Specs
- Construction: Double Cabin
- Engine: 3.5-L-V6-Biturbo-petrol
- Gearbox: ten-stage automatic
- Power: 450 HP SAE net/457 hp (331 kw) b. 5,000 rpm
- Torque: 691 nm B. 3,500 rpm
- Drive: All-wheel drive, Hinterachsdifferenzialsperre
- 0-96 km/h: 5.1 s
- Maximum speed: 170 km/h
- Consumption: 13.1 L/100 km
- CO2:280 g/km
- Length: 5,890 mm
- Width: 2,458 mm including mirror
- Height: 1,993 mm
- Wheelbase: 3,700 mm
- Empty weight: 2,584 kg
- Load: 544 kg
- Towing apacity: 3,628 kg
- Loading area: 1701 x 1676 mm; 1285 mm ZW. D. Wheel
- Base price: 50,020 US $, in Europe (with Div. extras) approx. €90,000
2019 Ford F-150 Raptor Transmission; 10 gears, soon also in Mustang
Under-driving protection, 33 respectively 36 centimeters of travel, as well as the 315er “all-terrain” tires on 17 light metal, actually demand a freshly dug excavation pit. Unfortunately, this is not the time. So only highway: there the raptor scores with impeccable traction, unexpectedly low rolling noises and not even so high lateral inclination in curves – for almost two meters vehicle height at least.
That the leaf-sprung rear axle sometimes tramples vigorously? is so, yet the F-150 Raptor is more subjectively harmonious than the smaller ranger, with which Ford feeds the pick-up fans in Europe. The electric power steering, which can be adjusted in three modes, even allows the giant raptor to be maneuvered with one finger. Also available as city-mode for example in the Fiat 500. The shifting work takes over Ford’s latest automatic converter, which will soon be moving into the Mustang. Here we see them before: pattern-valid soft, almost imperceptible and at the same time very fast change of gears, others also have. What not everyone has, there are 10 gears.
What is the greatest performance of the extreme pick-ups: Apart from the brutal acceleration and the desert sound, it is pleasingly unspectacular. No breaking tail, no tire smoke, little noise in the interior. In the end, the F-150 Raptor can also simply be a large vehicle with a high seating position and ample space for hobby and occupants. So car-like this Ford truck fails, it is no wonder that the F-150 has been the most coveted vehicle in the USA for years.
And here? In the official program of the European Ford dealers the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor does not appear, so remain imports. The truck, which is available in the USA from 50,020 US dollars, costs around 90,000 euros for these providers in Europe.