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Ford Bronco receives a Performance tuner for the 2.3-liter EcoBoost

Ford Performance announced a tune for the four-cylinder engine Bronco helps unleash more power and is reported to improve drivability. Only compatible with premium gasoline, the Performance Calibration kit is developed in-house, so it doesn’t invalidate the factory guarantee.

Stock, 4-cylinder, turbocharged, 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine by Bronco develop 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque when it burns 93 octane gasoline. Ford’s Melodies bump those numbers up to 330 and 385, respectively. For context, the 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 makes up to 330 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. Ford notes that this tune also improves throttle response throughout the rev range.

In addition to the engine, the tone also has an effect on the transmission. It optimizes the shift schedule in Bronco models equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and it adds active rev control when shifting gears to SUVs equipped with a seven-speed manual. . Owners who purchase tunes can fit BFGoodrich KO2 37 × 12.5R17 tires (same type mounted on Bronco Raptor) and shaft ratios up to 4.70.

Now on sale, the Performance Calibration kit costs $825 excluding installation and is covered by a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty beginning on the vehicle’s date of service. There’s a problem: This kit hasn’t been approved by California regulators for the 2022 Bronco models, so Golden State residents will need to find one. a truck in 2021 or settle for EcoBoost’s stock yield. It’s street legal in the rest of the country.

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