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.