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
Expect to the see the EcoBoost-equipped Mustang in a showroom near you
in just a year or two.
- posted 8 years ago