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FORD PERFORMANCE RELEASES A CALIBRATION FOR THE 2.3L BRONCO

Boost Power Output And Drivability

Ford Bronco Blue Everglades Enthusiast SUV ICE
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The 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine for the Ford Bronco has slightly less power and torque than the 2.7-liter, which is why many customers have been itching to get their hands on the bigger engine to have the most capability that they possibly can. However, Ford Performance has released a potential solution for customers wanting more power under the hood of their 2.3L Bronco. A performance calibration.

Ford Performance 2.3L EcoBoost: Performance Calibration

Standard with regular fuel in the tank, the 2.3L EcoBoost Bronco produces 275 horsepower and 315 lb-ft of torque. Which is plenty, but there’s always room for more. For a price of $825, owners can boost the performance of their Ford Bronco to 330 ponies and 385 lb-ft of torque, which is quite impressive when you consider the more expensive 2.7L EcoBoost option makes 315 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque on regular fuel. That means if customers opt to buy the 2.3L over the 2.7L, which adds $1,895 to the overall cost of the vehicle, then if they purchase the Ford Performance performance calibration, they can save $1,070.

Power output isn’t the only thing the 2.3L EcoBoost Ford Performance calibration delivers. Customers will also find that they have:

  • Improved throttle response throughout the RPM range
  • Optimized shift schedule for automatic transmission-equipped vehicles
  • Down-shift rev-matching for manual transmission-equipped vehicles
  • Ability to change tire size up to BFG 37×12.5R17 KO2 size (aka Bronco Raptor tires)
  • Ability to change axle ratio up to 4.70

The 2.3L Ford Bronco calibration comes with a 3-year/36k mile warranty from new vehicle in-service when installed by a Ford dealer or ASE/Red Seal certified technician. Though customers will be required to use premium fuel in their vehicle, that’s just a small price to pay for increased performance and the ability to enhance the vehicle’s off-road capability further. Unfortunately, this product isn’t available for 2022MY vehicles in California. It’ll be interesting to see if Ford Performance opts to release a calibration for the 2.7L, which could boost the power output a bit closer to what the Bronco Raptor has at its disposal.

2023 Ford Bronco Everglades First Drive Steven Pham EcoBoost
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Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Ford Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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