Time To Sell The Flex, Buy An EcoBoost Mustang

Seems the EcoBoost is coming to Mustangland. Will it usher in a
modern SVO? Read on...
What has long been just a rumor has finally been confirmed as reality:
Ford will soon offer the Mustang with an EcoBoost motor.
=93Given the success we=92ve had with EcoBoost across the lineup that
we=92ve talked about, it=92s fair to assume that we will have an EcoBoost
Mustang in the very near future,=94 said Derrick Kuzak, Ford =92s group
vice president of Global Product Development.
Kuzak didn=92t specify just what EcoBoost Ford would offer in the
Mustang, but it=92s likely to be a four-cylinder unit. The 2.0-liter
direct-injected, turbocharged mill from the upcoming Focus ST is a
likely candidate, as its 247 horsepower rating would allow it to slot
nicely under the =91stang=92s 305 horsepower 3.7-liter V6.
However, given Ford=92s willingness in vehicles like the Fusion and the
Edge to offer an Ecoboost four with similar power but better mileage
than an existing engine, we=92d say it=92s also possible that Ford could
offer an EcoBoosted 2.5-liter four with around 300 horsepower but more
mpgs than the 3.7-liter.
For those feeling uneasy about the possibility of a four banger
residing in the engine bay of the Mustang, recall that there is a
precedent for a performance-oriented pony car with just four
cylinders: the 1984-86 Mustang SVO made an impressive (for the time
period) 205 horsepower and 245 lb-ft of torque from its turbocharged
2.3-liter inline-four.
Expect to the see the EcoBoost-equipped Mustang in a showroom near you
in just a year or two.
Patrick
Reply to
patrick.mckenzie84
Cool Ford is rolling out the EcoBoosts... although would love to see the 3.5 V6 EB in a Mustang, I don't see that happening... The other thing, while my Flex has responded amazingly to a tune, I'm wondering if they would encrypt the computer, like they do in the F-150 EB... currently there is no way of tuning a F-150 EB, due to the encryption... Be interesting to see where this goes...
Reply to
John S.

Site Timeline Threads

MotorsForum website is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.