The new GeigerCars Ford F-150 Raptor EcoBoost HP520
Those living outside the USA have a hard time getting around the fact that the best-selling vehicle there since 1981 has been the Ford F-Series pick-up truck, which made its debut in 1948.
The most popular variant of the F-Series pickup is the F-150, which is available in numerous lengths and body styles with a variety of engines in America, but is a rare sight in Europe. The wildest version of the current F-150 Series goes by the Raptor name for good reason since it is a real powerhouse on tarmac as well as off-road. Now, thanks to US Car specialists, GeigerCars.de, the Raptor struts its stuff on European roads too.
• 3.5-litre EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 with Geiger 520 hp performance upgrade.
• Geiger Liftkit increases ride height by four inches.
• Exclusive appearance enhanced with 22-inch alloy wheels and off-road tyres. (7,900 euro, incl. 19% VAT).
Karl Geiger’s Munich-based GeigerCars operation does not just import this wild Ford pick-up, but also offers a bespoke conversion that turns the Raptor into an even more powerful and individual machine.
Although the big naturally aspirated V8 that used to live under the previous generation Raptor’s long bonnet has been supplanted by a 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine, this is not necessarily a sign of weakness. Thanks to twin-turbocharging this smaller engine boasts a healthy 456 hp along with 677 Nm of torque.
However, GeigerCars.de considers this to be just the starting point, and offer an engine tuning kit consisting of a high efficiency charge air cooler, cold air intake and appropriate ECU mapping. This upgrade results in an increase in output to 520 hp and 731 Nm, and comes packaged with full TÜV certification.
While their engine conversion noticeably improves the tarmac performance of this full-sized pick-up GeigerCars.de also address the Raptor’s off-road prowess. Ground clearance is a critical factor when you are in the rough stuff, and the Geiger-Liftkit raises the body of the Ford a further four inches above the mud and rocks.
The huge 10.0J x 22-inch alloy wheels shod with 37x13.5 R22 M /T off-road tyres deliver another advantage both on and off-road. They are also part of the more purposeful look that comes from the bespoke paint job, roll over bar with folding LED light bar, and special cargo area cover.
This Raptor, which comes in SuperCrew Cab guise, is equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission, selectable four-wheel-drive, off-road suspension with FOX shock absorbers. It also features aluminium bodywork, which saves 250 kg.
The luxury package option brings a raft of comfort and convenience features such as a Sony audio system, 360° camera, security package, two-zone automatic climate control system, satellite-navigation, central locking, and a sunroof. The GeigerCars.de Raptor is available as a complete conversion for 124,600 euro (including 19% VAT).
Specifications, GeigerCars Ford F-150 Raptor EcoBoost HP520
Engine: V6 EcoBoost Twin Turbo petrol engine
Displacement: 3.5 litres
Power: 520 hp (382 kW) at 5,400 rpm
Torque: 731 Nm at 3,800 rpm
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 5.9 seconds
Transmission: 10-speed automatic transmission
Urban / Extra-urban / combined consumption: 14.6 L / 10.5 L / 13.1 L per 100 km
CO2 emissions, combined: 280 g/km
Emission class: Euro 6
Energy efficiency class: G
Vehicle base price: 96,900.00 Euro
Engine conversion consisting of charge air cooler,
cold air intake and ECU software (with TÜV certification): 3,960.00 Euro
Geiger four-inch lift kit: 5,285.00 Euro
Alloy wheels 10.0J x 22-inch, front and rear with
27x13.5 R22 M/T off-road tyres, 25 mm spacers,
and wheel arch flares: 7,900.00 Euro
Geiger special paintwork: 3,900.00 Euro
Loading area cover: 1,350.00 Euro
Roll over bar incl. retractable LED light bar: 5,700.00 Euro
Total vehicle price: 124,600.00 Euro
(All prices incl. 19% VAT and installation)