Generation 4: The Aerodynamic Age


Information on this page was sourced from “Ford Bronco: A History of Ford’s Legendary 4x4” by Todd Zuercher.
1987 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer Edition

Streamlining Confidence

For Generation 4, the previous years’ trend toward aerodynamic design forged ahead, with sculpted edges (both inside and out) replacing boxy corners. On the engineering side, new powertrain and safety updates took center stage.

The New Shape of Adventure

Affectionately known in enthusiast circles as the “brick nose,” the 1987 Bronco boasted a more aerodynamic silhouette than its “bull nose” predecessors. Right angles and jutting edges gave way to dynamic sloping lines for the body, bumpers and mirrors, and headlights were flush with the front end. A revamped interior featured rounded surfaces in the dashboard, instrument cluster and climate controls. 

The Inside Story: Special Editions

The 1991 model year saw the introduction of two new trim packages for Bronco owners, each catering to unique demographics in the decade. It was the 25th anniversary of Bronco which Ford celebrated with offering a limited-production model called the Silver Anniversary Edition. On the opposite side of the spectrum was the Nite Edition Bronco.
1987 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer Edition Seats

Seating Choices

For Generation 4, seating configurations included front bucket low back seats, a front bench seat, captain’s chairs and a flip-fold rear seat. If Captain’s chairs were selected, a center console between the seat with built-in cupholders was a popular option. 


Dig deep into some historical, all-purpose Bronco specifications.
Ford Eddie Bauer Bronco driving along a trail