It's not a case of not physically fitting, it's just not been engineered to fit
because it was never needed and therefore, not likely on this product cycle.
Ford NA finally came on board wanting a Ranger and I bet that they asked
for it after the final MCE was done and locked in with no time to do a major
re-engineer of a product cycle in its last three years. The 2.3 EB was all they
could do and given the circumstance, not a shabby effort.
And by the way, the team would be working on next gen T6 Ranger at the moment
and probably just over a year into it. With the US now on board, you can bet that
next gen Ranger will be best in class bar none......
And the guy man-splaining the 2.0 diesel to Aussie fans is also the chief of Ford Performance
who delivered the current F150 raptor with Ecoboost V6. It looks like Australia has been rolled
into all the other Asian markets, no doubt to maximize sales across all global regions. He hasn't
realized that offering two engines (diesel and gas) for Raptor in Australia would reap a heck of
a lot more sales.
now an interesting post @ BON brings up the idea
that if a V6 won't fit...
......howzabout turning an existing 4cyl block into an INLINE-6?!?
...could be a big as 3.45L without enlarging the bore/stroke
I'm sorry but an Inline 6 would be just too long and totally alter crash protection design.