Home / Auto News / News article: Ford Mustang To Get Ecoboost Engine, Confirmed By Bill Ford Jr. - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Feb 16 2011, 2:39 PM

A tip given to Jalopnik states that Ford chairman Bill Ford Jr. confirmed that an Ecoboost engine will appear in the Mustang, although a timeline and engine specifications were not provided.

While speaking at Princeton University, Ford was asked by an audience member about the possibility of an Ecoboost Mustang. Ford confirmed that the turbocharged engine would reach Ford’s pony car, but no further information was revealed. Ford current Ecoboost 4-cylinder is capable of up to 247 horsepower, while the 3.5L Ecoboost V6 is good for as much as 365 horsepower. While power is somewhat diminished compared to larger V6 and V8 engines respectively, fuel economy figures make up for the performance deficit.

It’s conceivable that either application could find its way under the hood of a Mustang. A 4-cylinder Ecoboost would be a potent competitor to smaller engined cars like the Hyundai Genesis (and certainly the Mustang V6 is now a legitimate performance car in its own right), while an Ecoboost V6 could bridge the gap between the regular V6 and the 5.0 V8. Jalopnik has suggested that the “SVO” trim, which used a 2.3L turbo 4-cylinder in the 1980s, could return, but there’s little evidence to back up that notion. Then again, Ford did revive the 5.0 badge, and with children of the 1980s now in a position to buy a Mustang, it might just happen.

[Source: Jalopnik]

  • Robert Wiggins

    I’m really excited about this. I beleive it COULD be the best factory track Mustang ever, because of lighter front end weight and the great rev characteristics of the ecoboost. Call it Mustang LIGHT – you know, “all the gusto, fewer calories!” LOL :oD

  • Villagiojohnny

    Like it, love it. Front wheel drive, great looks, great fuel economy, fun to drive. Bring it. Tone down the bulging flares over the rear wheels  a bit and you really have a winner. 

  • Gperrillo

    If it delivers that will be the tell all. I prefer a v6 as the smallest engine. If they do 350 V6 eco boast its almost 100 horses lower then the 5.0 now. That would work, I dont care what other companies do with their little racers the Stang has lots of heritage it has to live up to…

  • Blizznd

    Front wheel drive?? where do you see that?  Ford wouldn’t put FWD in a Mustang, they will discontinue the car b4 they would get away with front wheel drive.

  • BlizzND

    I’d love to see the Mustang come out with both the 4 and the 6cyl ECO boost, the 4cyl could be the Mustang SC  for either Super Cruiser or Super Commuter, If a guy has to sit in traffic every day, wouldn’t it be coo do do it with a Mustang in SC format, low drag everything, no scoops or spoilers, just a sleek Mustang with its own low drag front fascia.  For those of us that have long distances to travel for biz, a 40 mpg Mustang that had power to cruise smoothly at 80 mph would be the cats ass, and it would help the CAFE standards so Ford could build more GT500′s with a 6.2 Ecoboost V8 now wouldn’t that be something…