International Ford Ranger pulls train out of its berth

January 6, 2011 12:00 AM

Faithful American buyers who enjoy the hefty Ford Ranger will likely be disappointed by the news that the automaker's new global 2012 version will not be arriving stateside anytime soon.

The truck is a tiny little thing compared to most of the vehicles that carry the same kind of weight, but Ford is just rubbing it in our faces now.

A video has been released showing just how powerful this baby is, as noticed by AOL Autos. The video can be found on YouTube under the title "All-new Ford Ranger tows steam locomotive." Yup. It actually pulls a train out of the station. Ridiculous!

The Ford Ranger has a TDCi diesel 2.3-liter five-cylinder engine that comes equipped with 190 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

In the video, the car pulls a T-class diesel-electric locomotive out of a garage. As the man in the video says "If you haven't gotten one of those," pointing at the train, "you might as well get one of these," changing his focus to the Ford Ranger.

Can your car pull a steam engine out of storage?

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