July 14, 2024

Byrdr Automotive

Car and Comfort

Ford tests manual Bronco with desirable Sasquatch package

Soon following the 2021 Ford Bronco debuted, fans participating in all over with the configuration resources unearthed a fairly troubling depth: The attractive Sasquatch package — which adds 35″ tires and locking differentials and is ostensibly accessible on just about every variant of the new 4×4 — is only accessible with the ten-pace automatic transmission. Even with the 2.3-liter motor, which can usually be mated to the seven-pace guide, introducing the Sasquatch package essential selecting the auto.

But according to Bronco Country (the new Ford-supported Bronco community), Blue Oval engineers have been spotted tests a guide-transmission prototype with all of the Sasquatch package goodies. 

Bronco Country was on the floor for longevity tests in Moab, UT numerous months back wherever a 2.3L guide Badlands Bronco was applied. We ended up able to ride in that Bronco, but at the time it was running on 33-in., non-Sasquatch tires,” the community put up suggests. “Given that then, Bronco Country has received further images of this same tests unit now equipped with 35-in. tires and what appears to be the Sasquatch package. We are able to confirm that it is the same unit primarily based on the car I.D. (Motor vehicle 301W412) quantity located on the yellow sticker at the major of the windshield.” 

There is certainly not substantially to see in the images apart from what is famous right here, but you can examine them out at the above hyperlink if you want to see this re-jiggered prototype in the proverbial steel. 

Right up until Ford confirms in any other case, we’re continue to working underneath the assumption that, like the 2.seven-liter, twin-turbocharged V6, if you want the Sasquatch package, you might be caught with the ten-pace. So, it’s doable to get the locking differentials, Bilstein off-street shocks and four.seven:1 gear ratios (along with the aforementioned monster tires) with out opting for the more substantial 6-cylinder. For these who are looking for the Bronco’s “Rubicon” equal, the Badlands model is your ticket. Regardless of motor selection, you can choose locking differentials, huge tires, extra top, and substantially, substantially more.