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 |  Jun 16 2012, 3:02 PM

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]

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FOTS6SNA7IOJOFQTSN4S52K7AM Chad W

    More evidence that this car is NO mustange.

  • Red Raspberry

     Thank goodness for that.  The old Mustangs are way played out.

    Where’s the twin turbo V6?

  • Gsco80231

    It will be DOA between the hideous styling and the 4 banger.  Adios Mustang.  It was fun while it lasted.

  • Reibrown

    They should call it the “SVO”… That was a hot turbo 4 back in its day!

  • CatBack

    That might be the most hideous mustang ever…and I am including the Mustang II

  • Hank williams

    i agree with catblack the most hideous one bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chunky Lover 63

    If they really want the who 4-banger thing to go over well, it shouldn’t weigh any more than 2,800 lbs. If they cut tons of weight from the larger-engined models it would be saaahhhhh-weeeeeet!

  • Chris James

    If you will hold your cursor over the picture, you will see this isn’t the new Mustang. This is a drawing of the Evos concept vehicle. That being the case, the title is a little misleading. There have been rumors (strictly just rumors) that the new Mustang may incorporate “some” design cues from the Evos concept, but will most likely not look anything like this…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_X2TPGGMTSTNY6WGHD46G3RHHSM I'm Despicable

    That car car looks pretty nice.  Just keep the weight reasonable..

  • http://www.facebook.com/trinibone.teesdale TriniBone Teesdale

    VICTOR ,time for mustang to lead the way in the muscle car an bring out a twin turbo v8 to run against the corvette an the viper ,its time for ford to get back there respect

  • Teaser38

     Um.. GT500?  It’s sort of pointless though.  It really suffers from a chassis which is well designed but still a low end part.

  • guessed

    leave the classic restyling of the Mustang alone,  call this thing the Probe and get on with continuing Shelby’s legacy in iconic format

  • T. Roll

     I bet it’s coming. Maybe not as a V8 replacement, but probably as an alternative to start. Bring on 2015!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rhoades3 Sean Rhoades

    they have tested a 5.0L twin turbo ecoboost engine. From insider information I have the 5.0L in the 2015 will be direct injected and when they get the mileage and emissions where they should be they are going to put the 5.0L twin turbo ecoboost in the shelby with over 750 rwhp

  • Grgarberii

    This car is the death of the Mustang…….. I would NEVER buy that

  • Capridb

    I for one wish the blue oval gang would remake this model to be the 2015 Capri.  Since they hooked us in the early ’70′s and teased us in the early ’80′s with the Merkur XR4Ti.  We’re still looking for rear wheel turbocharged to tickle the pavement with after market mods.  Leave the Mustang name out of this one.

  • Capridb

     I forgot to add that if it were a front wheel drive, all bets are off.  Lack luster.

  • Dpd733

    I remember Ford putting 4 cylinder engines in some of the 80′s Mustangs and they were failures. And the 2015 body styles????? That is not a Mustang!!!!!!!

  • Bwalters Bsr

    As a owner of an original SVO. I can’t wait to see it. Although with only 300hp. It will not worthy of SVO badges. My 86 SVO puts way more than that to the ground. They need to put it on a serious diet. Needs to be lighter than the BOSS. Don’t let us down FORD!

  • disqus_vvM1YgTcQJ

    That is NOT a Mustang.  go back to the 1980′s to remember why we won’t buy one.
    UGLY !

  • 147rwtxang

    Ford are idiots for putting a four banger in a muscle car. if you like four cylinders stick with a focus. And I hope that pic above is not the new mustangs if so I definitely will not be considering buying one. I will stick with my s197gt or get the 2012 gt.

  • Windstang

    This design is why I didn’t buy a Camaro – it is not retro enough for me. Others are right – call this a Probe, a Capri, of a Focus – but definately NOT a Mustang. Have some respect for what a Mustang should look like. Wait – why not call this a Mustang II and let it crash and burn.

  • http://www.facebook.com/twolabs.shadow.storm Jeff Parks

    is this a JOKE or am i having a NIGHTMARE!!  for the love of God… do not do this to the Mustang!

  • http://twitter.com/ManAboutIt Man About It

    If you really look at the details, there are hints of the 1970-73 fastback. And SVO fans (as well as those of the Cosworths, Evos, and WRX STis of the world) know a turbo four is no joke if the engine getting turboed is worth a damn.

  • Rick

     Mustang. goes Rice!

  • Rick

    in case you forgot what they look like …………

  • Rick

    and….

  • Rick

    it said 330
    hat it’ll pack 330 hp and undoubtedly more than the current V6′s 280 lb-ft of torque.

  • Rick

    Bwalters I don’t know where you get your info an 86 stock SVO 5 speed had tops 200 hp &. In fact I will go get the exact specs BRB …

    Mustang SVO horsepower and torque ratings by yearYearPowerTorque
    1984 175 hp (130 kW) @ 4400 rpm210 lb·ft (280 N·m) @ 3000 rpm
    1985 175 hp (130 kW) @ 4400 rpm210 lb·ft (280 N·m) @ 3000 rpm
    1985 205 hp (153 kW) @ 5000 rpm248 lb·ft (336 N·m) @ 3200 rpm
    1986 200 hp (149 kW) @ 5000 rpm240 lb·ft (330 N·m) @ 3200 rpm

    So as you can see after our brief lesson in reality 330 hp is well deserving of the SVO badge considering.. however i’m not so sure about the Pony badge ! AKA calling it a Mustang.

  • Rick

    Don’t you mean pretty RICE!

  • Hayden_bell02

    Is that red one a mustang? What the hell happend!?.!

  • Bam Bam

    That Is one ugly car. It looks like a Hyundai on roids. I have a 1994 yellow P51 Stang and love the older looks without the rounded corners. Do not do this or I will turn into a Chevy Camaro or Vette owner

  • Kathy G.

    This morning I ordered a 2014 Mustang convertible while there is still time and Ford is offering a rebate. I am reliving my youth, but there is no way you could get me into THAT.

  • norcalpauly

    looks like a jag mated with a hyundai while the tesla milk man dipped in..

  • Reynard Foxe

    I love this! At last a Mustang that looks like it would be fun to drive. The biggest deal is the one thing you can’t see- independent rear suspension. The old live rear axle went out with the horse and cart in most parts of the world. It made the Mustang a bit of a joke. Good on Ford for being bold enough to make a car for today.
    By the way, I once owned a Ford Probe V6 (actually a Mazda MX6 with a different body) and it was a fabulous car- so good on the road and fast.

  • eric

    the flop from 1977 with the mustang ll repeats itself ,

  • jorge

    how much?

  • Rueben

    Do not make this car what the hell happened!! A four banger mustang what the f*** mustangs are known for power not 330 HP w/ a turbo on it.. Mustangs with a turbo should at least be getting 550

  • redraspberry

    SCT should be able to get 550 hp out of it.

  • james clark

    Looks like Nissan piece of crap!Good going Ford on messing up again!Only foolish people will buy that stupid car.

  • Sean

    They should call it the new “Must-ratt” because doesn’t look anything like a ” Mustang” The front end looks cool, but the sides of it and the back end need a meaner look…

  • Craig Killen

    4 cylinder, turbo, 335hp, more miles to the gallon, whats not to love about it,,,, gas up up up up . go ford go iam getting one

  • Shane

    yea yea yea,,,that what I was thinking after my 66 mustang, what the hell did they do, and look they r still here.

  • pjamese3

    You might as well just buy a ricer. It would be as much a Mustang at this thing.

  • pjamese3

    Ford should have just made the four cylinder an new sports car and not messed with the Mustang’s styling cues. But of course they’re trying to get as much mileage from the Mustang name and the kids who have no grasp of what makes the Mustang iconic. The only change Ford should have made to the GT was to finally give it an independent rear suspension.

  • pjamese3

    Bad on Ford for not giving independent rear suspension to the last couple of model years (that still look iconic.)

  • pjamese3

    Mark my words: There’s going to be a run on 2014 Mustangs by us older guys. The kids who usually by ricers will by the 2015 4-banger.

  • Craig

    sorry never have driven a ricer… and never will… ford man all the way.

  • jnorman

    I got 550+ on my ’14 GT w a tuner and a few mods (302 boss intake manifold, 90mm bbk throttle body, Air Raid CAI, Accel coil pack, Diablosport tuner and Pypes pype-bomb cat back exhaust)