How much would you pay for a V8 in the Bronco?

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Up to what would you pay for a V8 option?

  1. $30k

    8.3%
  2. $35k

    22.2%
  3. $40k

    22.2%
  4. $45k

    22.2%
  5. $50k

    27.8%
  6. $55k

    25.0%
  7. $60k+

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  1. vbondjr1

    vbondjr1 New Member

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    I'm definitely looking forward to the bronco and i would love if they'd put a 5.0L V8 under the hood.
     
  2. Stampede.Offroad

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    The 5.0v8 Coyote is a $2k upcharge over the base 3.3v6. The 2.7v6 Ecoboost is also a $1k upcharge over the base engine, and the 3.5v6 Ecoboost is $2.6k (plus a trim level worth of other ****).

    I'd probably give close to $3k to have the 5.0 back in the Bronco, at a XLT trim level, over the hopelessly underwhelming 2.3i4 that the Ranger is getting.

    Ford can blast the **** out of some little Ecoboost engine to give more HP and torque under ideal rating/testing conditions, but I really don't want anything under 3L for the sake of durability and reliability.
     
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    This just isn't going to happen. As much as we'd all love it and a decent amount of people would pay over 40k and even up to 50k on a V8 Bronco, I just can't see it happening. Maaaaaybe just maybe down the line if they want to make a limited package "Raptor" or dare I say "Baja" version then just maybe we could see that option but it will be at a premium price and basically become a collector vehicle.
     
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    I'm definitely looking forward to the Bronco and i would love if they'd put a 5.0L V8 under the hood just as what came with my '73 Bronco...

    73_Bronco_1_040918.jpg
     
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    I'm actually not up to date on all my Ford knowledge, as I've been a GM guy my whole life outside of the explorer and bronco, but a guy I work with, his dad owns a Ford dealership and said that the 2.7 is the most reliable motor Ford has ever had. He said they haven't had one in for any kind of maintenance at all. I would much prefer a 5.0, but after hearing this, I'd be okay with the 2.7
     
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    If you get the Coyote the Bronco will definitely not be a mid size vehicle. The Boss 429 is the only engine thats wider that a Coyote.
     
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    #27 Dec 4, 2018
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    Some early 2.7's in Fusion sports had cylinder head problems.
    Some got entire new engines out of the deal...........

    And don't worry, someone will make a "kit" to drop in a Coyote and proper front solid axle in.
     
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    I thought they already said it would be solid axle front??? If not I guess Im out on the Bronco.
     
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    I would like the v-8 option but a good motor with low end torque is what I would like. Torque does the work. But love the sound of the coyote motor, one great engine
     
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    I don't think the 2.7 engine has been around long enough to say that. I know many 5.0 V8s from the 80's with EFI ran over 200k and still had cross hatching visible on the cylinder walls.

    It would be really great if Ford put the 5.0 in the Bronco. I'd be happy with a smaller displacement V8, though. But the V8 rumble would just be terrific to have.
     
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    A 5.0 can fit in an old 69" wide Bronco, I have zero doubt that Ford couldn't put it in a new 70-72" wide Bronco on a T6 chassis if they wanted to.

    The real question isn't if they can, but if they will. Are the right motivators in the market for them to do it? Will it sell enough units; or give them a worthwhile advantage over the competition; or will it create a strategic detraction from their other/future offerings?

    If they do offer it, they will boast about why -- if they don't offer it, they will probably lie about why not.
     
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    A 1969 Bronco doesnt have crumple zones, break away engine, air conditioner, electric power steering, a giant brake booster and all the other stuff a new car has to deal with up front either.
     
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    If it is solid axle, then much easier. Can push the susp links and springs much farther
    outboard than IFS. And if it is solid axle, not going to be rack and pinion, so might just
    go back to hydraulic steering box and pump.
    https://pbhperformance.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/266535783832028132-account_id3-1.jpg

    But it is not going to be solid axle and it's not getting a coyote either.......................
     
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    heard there might be "options" as far as the front axel is concerned but not in year one.....who knows ?
     
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    The issue is still throttle response. As crappy as the low end torque is on the coyote, it's
    still 1000 times better throttle response over the 2.7. I hope they make at least a limited
    high end version with solid axle and 5.0. Then at least I can get some factory install
    parts to build my own out a wrecked or blown up lower end version, "someday"..............
     
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    #37 Dec 8, 2018 at 6:29 PM
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    Oh noes, only 200,000 of them were optioned with a V8 ... which is more full size trucks than Toyota or Nissan has ever sold in a year, and about half of what Ram sells.

    Surely, Ford would be terribly disappointed to sell only 25% of Broncos with a +$2k V8 engine option. lol

    eta.
    A better question would be why do they bother to leave the 3.3 as the base engine if less than 10% of trucks are being sold with one.
     
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    Fleet, my guess..............
     
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    The Jeep Wrangler which is the segment leader has sold ~198k Wranglers YTD. Do you expect the wrangler to sell better than that?

    http://carsalesbase.com/us-car-sales-data/jeep/jeep-wrangler/

    So you think Ford wants to make a $2000 option for a vehicle that is returning to market for ~27k units? The F150 makes sense since they sell so many of them, but to start Ford will need to move units to make this an option. This is why I am so interested in where this thing fits in their line up. I hope the Bronco doubles the Wrangler sales so we can get more engine and transmission options in the future. I want my 2nd Bronco that I buy in 2025 to have a diesel and a 7 speed manual, but until then I am ok with the eco-boost.
     
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    Yes, I think they'd be happy to make an extra couple hundred bucks profit on 25k Broncos per year with V8s. $5million in profit and $50million in revenue isn't something they'll lightly dismiss, especially when even offering it will make them look good, and get more free marketing from the reviewers etc talking about how the competition doesn't have one.

    If they don't sell at least 50k units of Broncos a year, you can bet it will get cancelled in no time, which is all the more reason they need options -- I would be very surprised if they didn't hit 100k Bronco's a year by the second full year of production. They won't know what will sell unless they offer some choices and see what the market will take. If Jeep hadn't done that, they'd still be selling 30k 2-door units and miss out completely on the other 170k 4-door Wranglers that actually make Jeep matter. Ford can make the Bronco a big and influential player in that market space, if they want to ...

    Jeep sells ~200k Wranglers (of ~800k total US sales) per year
    Toyota sells ~100k 4Runners (of 2 million total US sales) per year

    Ford sells ~250k Explorers
    Ford sells ~130k Edges

    Toyota sells ~180k Tacomas
    GM sells ~130k Colorados+Canyons
    Nissan sells ~70k Frontiers

    Ford currently has 2.4million total units sold per year in the US, and just cut a couple hundred thousand worth of sedans

    As far as options, they want to sell the most expensive upmarked thing they can. If that's leather seats, 4-doors, engine choices, "off road" tires, 'premium sound', electrowidgets, etc. you can bet they'll offer it within the first year or so to see what the buying consumers actually want -- not just the people online talking about it, but the ones who actually go to the stealership and buy one.

    The other important factor about the Bronco could be that it will serve to draw customers in -- it gets lots of press, hits a nostalgic nerve, and potentially has high performance or special off-road characteristics that appeal to _potential_ customers who will visit a car lot to check one out --- then they decide it costs too much, or don't like the feel of it or whatever, but this _other_ Ford model has just the features or price point they're interested in and it shares the [fill in the blank feature] that the Bronco has in a more achievable/comfortable package. That's where the Explorer, Edge and 'Maverick' come in -- they will undoubtedly outsell the Bronco in numbers of units sold, but perhaps just aren't as attention getting.
     

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