The midsize pickup truck is a best-seller in Europe, so naturally there are players on the aftermarket scene that will have a vested interest in delivering upgrade packs.
For example we have M-Sport, which turns the Ranger into a smaller version of the mighty American F-150 Raptor. The details are rather scarce at the moment, so we’re not really sure if the visual tweaks are matched by a beefed up powertrain. But we do know that unlike the meaty F-150 Raptor, the Ranger makes do with a less thirsty engine – 3.2-liter TDCi comes standard with 200 horsepower (149 kilowatts) and a throbbing 347 pound-feet (470 Newton meters). M-Sport has remained mysterious and declined to specify whether the five-cylinder unit has been upgraded for even more oomph, but we can clearly see the sportier exhaust system with dual tips that should at least deliver an enhanced soundtrack.
This 4×4 double cab pickup also packs a Pedders suspension sport pack and comes with 18-inch alloys with a matte black finish to link the design to the other black plastic elements. Numerous body parts now have a matte black finish and up front the grille has been stuffed with a set of Lazer lights. The cabin gains a bespoke leather upholstery and a sports steering wheel, along with tinted rear windows and more leather here and there for a premium look. The Ranger M-Sport is part of the series of models that will get treated to such reworks – and we already made our acquaintance with Block’s customized Transit van.