Given the success of Ford‘s EcoBoost engines, it’s no real surprise the American automaker is considering a turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant for its next generation Mustang.
Even though die-hard Mustang enthusiasts will view it as almost sacrilegious to equip a Mustang with a four-cylinder powerplant, maybe they’ll be pleased to know that it’ll pack 330 hp and undoubtedly more than the current V6’s 280 lb-ft of torque.
Reports are coming in that Ford is currently working on a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine to be used in the next-generation Focus RS. Matthias Ton, head of Ford’s global performance car division, went on the record to say that the base model 2015 Mustang will share that same powerplant, replacing the current 3.7-liter V6.
In addition to the extra horsepower the turbocharged four-cylinder will provide, the Mustang will also benefit with better fuel efficiency than the current V6 which is 19-mpg city, 31-mpg highway. Even if we don’t see the EcoBoost under the hood of the Mustang when it debuts in 2015, chances are the American automaker will fit it into the model’s lineup within a year or two.
[Source: Auto Express]