The Ford opened the online configurator of the Bronco, revealing the information on all models and features included. The success was immediate, with reservations that exceeded the forecasts for the launch versions, but now it will also be possible to buy the entry-level models with prices between 28,500 and 61,605 dollars. This is a rather large gap, which translated into euros ranges from around 24,000 to 52,000 euros. The only petrol engines available are the 270hp 2.3 Ecoboost four-cylinder and 310hp 2.7 Ecoboost V6 with a seven-speed manual or ten-speed automatic transmissions. A more powerful engine should instead be reserved for the future Bronco Raptor, which could also take a different name.
The versions at the center of the range
The Ford Bronco range is divided into two and four-door versions and the trim levels are called Base, Big Bend, Black Diamond, Outer Banks, Badlands, Wildtrak, and First Edition. For those who want a bare and raw Bronco, the basic equipment includes 16 “sheet metal rims, infotainment with 8” display, Cruise Control, Terrain Management System, and all-wheel drive. Moving on to the Big Bend, we add 17 “sheet metal rims, Carbonized Gray exterior finishes, LED fog lights, six selectable driving modes, a remote start-up from the remote control, on-board power sockets, and a leather-covered steering wheel, while the Black Diamond also adds the rear self-locking differential, seven driving modes, specific interior finishes and the provision for mounting various accessories. With the Outer Banks are added the 18 “alloy wheels, the option of the automatic gearbox, the additional LED daytime running lights, the Blind Spot Monitor with Cross-traffic Alert, the mudguards in the same color, the interior leather upholstery, and the infotainment with 12 “display and B&O audio system, while Badlands adds key off-road accessories such as detachable front stabilizer bar, lockable front differential and On-Demand all-wheel drive with four modes.
Wildtrak and First Edition
At the top of the range, we find the Wildtrak and First Edition versions. The first adds to the Badlands the raised suspension, the hardtop in the same color, the graphics on the bodywork, and the Sasquatch pack with 17 “alloy wheels, 35” off-road tires, Bilstein shock absorbers, modified mudguards, and a final 4.7 ratio. The First Edition, on the other hand, offers an exclusive combination of accessories derived from the other versions and some unique features available only on the first 7,000 units already sold out in bookings. Here we find in fact the technical equipment of the Badlands, the interiors of the Outer Banks, the Adaptive Cruise Control, the 360-degree cameras, the additional USB sockets, and the Sasquatch Pack. An example of the First Edition with the two-door body, initially assigned to the Ford family