We've been speculating for months about the new 2015 Ford Mustang. In fact, nearly every aspect of the car has seen a rumor or two. The latest involves some changes to the Mustang's family of engines. We're definitely going to see an EcoBoost Mustang.
Car and Driver is reporting that, at a dinner with Ford executives, their vice president of global product development, Derrick Kuzak, acknowledged that an EcoBoost is on the way. “Given the success we’ve had with EcoBoost across the lineup that we’ve talked about, it’s fair to assume that we will have an EcoBoost Mustang in the very near future,” he told Car and Driver.
With that now nailed down, which EcoBoost is the Mustang getting?
The speculation is that it is going to be the 2.0 liter, four cylinder version that currently appears in the Ford Focus ST. That engine generates 247 horsepower, meaning it'll still slot in below the existing 3.7 liter V6, which is likely to stay put. The EcoBoost also could be of slightly larger displacement, maybe up to 2.4 liters, which would mean a bit more horsepower, possibly even closer to 300.
While Car and Driver is reporting that the engine could appear anytime in the next year or two, we're betting it'll show up in 2014 when the new 2015 Mustang is unveiled. That car is speculated to be lighter than the existing Mustang, so the new EcoBoost's comparable lack of power versus the current V6 & V8 won't be nearly as noticed.
No matter what, though, an EcoBoost Mustang will open our Pony Car up to many more potential buyers, especially those targeting a fuel sipping daily driver, which, right now, the Mustang isn't.
Are you going to order an EcoBoost Mustang when it comes out?
Source: Car and Driver