1985-86: Ford Ranger and Bronco II
The Ranger compact pickup diesel line was enhanced in 1985 by the addition of an optional 2.3L turbo diesel. Built by Mitsubishi, it was offered through 1987. It was virtually the same engine as used in the Dodge Ram 50 trucks and Mitsubishi Mighty Max pickups. Documents also show it as an option for the Bronco II in ’85 and ’86, but it has not yet been proven they were actually built for sale. If so, it was an extremely rare option and there are no known survivors. Unlike the earlier Mazda/ Perkins diesel, the Mitsu-powered Ranger was also available with four-wheel drive, but still only on the regular cab pickups. It came standard with a 5-speed manual with no other options and was EPA rated at 25/23/27.
DISPLACEMENT: 2.3L (143ci) POWER: 86 hp @ 4,200 rpm TORQUE: 134 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm COMPRESSION RATIO: 21:1 ASPIRATION: Turbocharged
1985 Ford Ranger pickup (not a diesel) 1986 Ford Bronco II (not a diesel) 2.3L Mitsubishi 4D55T diesel