The 2019 Ranger will be offered with a single engine: the second-generation 2.3-liter twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine with a forged steel crankshaft and Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission—no manual.
Ships early 2019 so within a couple of months or so of that we should have some of the engines and drivetrains from LKQ to put in our 90s Rangers. They use that little Ecoboost in other markets and it's not too difficult to pep it up some more. (IIRC is also in the Mustang this year) For around a grand you can bolt on about 60 hp pretty easily. For under $10k you can get it 500 hp. Some of the import drag racers are getting around 1000 hp but the engines are landing in the $25k plus range. The trans has the same 10 speed multi mode in the Raptor though I don't know if it's in a different package.
If you caged one up you could take the 7300 mantle from Leno and Jerry...
I wouldn't Lulz the 10 speed until you drive it. If the truck was primarily for off road it may not make sense but on the road it's pretty good. I was able to drive a 2018 F150 with a swanky Lariat package with the big Ecoboost and 10 speed. It felt ballsier than the 2008 F150 I had with the big gas V8 and regular trans/two package at the time. The 10 speed design is about street drivability and fuel economy under acceleration. It has a tow mode but I didn't use it. I wouldn't have known it was a 10 speed just by driving it. Apparently there are versions in the new Mustangs and Camaros.