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Old VW Amarok races new Ford Ranger in a Diesel duel

The new Amarok will have the same power plant as the V6 Ranger.

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The V6 Ranger’s powertrain will be used in the new Amarok.

A new Amarok has been created as a result of Ford and Volkswagen’s partnership. Volkswagen chose to use Ford’s Power Stroke diesel engine and 10-speed transmission for its midsize vehicle, as those who have been waiting for the new Amarok should already be aware. The old TDI V6 and 8-speed torque converter, which are more powerful than the Blue Oval oil burner, were indeed eliminated. Is VW wise to take this action? We have yet to observe that.

But CarExpert staged a drag race between the old Amarok and the new Ford Ranger V6 to highlight the differences between VW’s own TDI V6 and Ford’s Power Stroke V6 diesel (and later the new VW Amarok).

Notable figures include the 3.0-liter turbocharged V6’s 255 horsepower (190 kilowatts) and 428 pound-feet (580 Newton-meters) of torque from the previous Amarok. It included an overboost capability that gave the driver access to up to 268 horsepower (200 kW), something the Ranger lacks.

The new Ranger turbo 3.0-liter V6 produces higher torque (443 lb-ft) but somewhat less power (247 horsepower [184 kW]) (600 Nm). The Ford has a weight disadvantage, which would have prevented a close race between the old VW and the new Ranger.

Working With The New Ranger V6

True enough, even with the extra passenger on the German pickup, the older Amarok was faster than the Ranger in the 1/8-mile run. The majority of the endpoints are speedier, especially the sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) and the speed at the mark.

The new VW Amarok is anticipated to be a little slower than its predecessor because it has a Ford engine. The nameplate now has greater off-road capabilities than before thanks to Ford’s DNA, so there’s that.