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 |  Mar 08 2013, 8:10 PM

Earlier reports that the 2015 Ford Mustang will get a turbocharged 4-cylinder EcoBoost exclusively for the European market have turned out to be false. That turbo 4-banger is headed to America too.

When the 2015 Ford Mustang hits American dealerships, it’ll be offered with a 2.3-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine as an option – and chances are, that won’t be the base model engine. The American automaker has shown throughout its lineup that its EcoBoost engines are a premium upgrade and will continue to do so with its sports car.

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As we speculated earlier, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost that will show up in the 2015 ‘Stang will be a larger variant of the 2.0-liter currently found in the Focus ST. But with its larger displacement, it’s expected to push out over 300 hp. Considering that the current base engine 3.7-liter V6 has 305 hp, the EcoBoost offering should improve on that number. Of course, true Mustang enthusiasts will continue to embrace the top-of-the-line V8.

[Source: Road & Track]

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2YLH7V6KYFL4J6U5FMOVHZ6QFA Soyntgo4it

    By all means go for it just do it right and make it so people will be pleased with it okay Ford. Don’t disappoint especially on this car.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=40605985 Dustin Vietzke

    I would consider it.  Why not put a turbo on the V6?

  • http://www.facebook.com/BradleyGroot Bradley Cornelius Groot

    I wonder if it will end up being lighter, might be worth it from a performance standpoint if it improves the weight balance.  The problem is the higher performance mustangs get more and more front weight biased.

    The main issue I would have is reliability, that 3.7 litre V6 is the same engine they developed for the V6 F150, would be under a lot less stress in a lighter bodied mustang, and it’s bound to be reliable if they put it in their class leading truck.

  • Colum Wood

    Good point. A twin-turbo V6 would be great to offer while also keeping the V8… and see what consumers pick.

  • Pierre

    I have a 2012 Ford Mustang with the new V6 3.7 305HP. Very satisfied with it so far. I hope FORD won’t make a fool of themselves with this new and smaller engine It has to perform with the same standards and expectations as the recent models. 

  • bloggin

    Even at 300hp, we are looking at over 350 lb-ft torque based on the torque% on other EcoBoost engines.  That’s a big power boost, along with a 20% fuel economy increase.  

  • Neckbonekat

    I just hope Camaro doesn’t follow suit. Pony cars and 4 cylinders do not go together. If you want a econo-car buy a Honda!

  • theThinker

    I just hope they can fit all four cylinders under that hood! ;)

  • theThinker

    Your comment is svo appropriate!

  • Orchestralwhips

    Former owner of an ’84 SVO here, I am psyched to see the return of the 2.3t Mustang. Not worried about the output, Ford will get it done. I saw Mercedes just revealed a 355hp 2.0t for the CLA AMG model, that is setting the bar pretty damned high. I can see Ford getting 330 at the crank no problem. Tuning shops are getting 280 at the tires from the Focus ST!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonb347 Jon Bowen

    im sure many 4 cylinder pony cars will enjoy running circles around the previous sixxers, and probably some v8s

  • http://www.facebook.com/jonb347 Jon Bowen

    if ya’ll drove a focus st and then imagined the torque curve and power in a rwd platform you would be impressed, especially with a tune. ive been a rwd v8 guy since I built my first fox at age 13, and just bought a focus st instead of a 2013 gt because 4 cylinders have come a  LOOOOONG way

  • Iceland_fox

    Who is seriously comparing this to a Focus ST? You ever consider curb weight? And 350lb of torque at  +3000 rpm over any comparable V6 or V8 will mean less power “under the curve”. People it’s not about PEAK numbers. It’s about how long you stay over 250lb and 250hp that counts. Sad to say but a Focus ST with the same engine will show many Mustangs the tail lights unless it’s made of fiberglass for 2015 too.

  • Legend1330

    A quick turbo swap with a tune and the 4-banger is going to hurt a lot of 8 cylinder egos.

  • Nstar2hot

    anyone else remember the old svo’s…..even that little engine in a giant Tbird of cougar would haul…

  • Mike

    I put a T-Bird 4 banger in a 93 Fox and it was a blast to drive. No problem spanking the V-8′s unless they were pretty well built. It made one hot little car.

  • Sm0ke_Crims0n

    Mike the Did that as a production it was called a Mustang SVO

  • Sm0ke_Crims0n

    Mustang SVO is what you are thinking of.

  • Sm0ke_Crims0n

    The ST does not have the same engine so what are you talking about?  The Mustang 4 is bigger the Focus ST has 220hp  so “if” the had the same engine you would have to consider Tourqe Steer and traction.  

  • Rick

    If thats the case they may want to remove that 5.0 badge  isn’t that false advertising ? Needs to be a 2.2

  • Masseyrt

    The SVO 4 cylinder wasn’t a powerhouse and it didn’t move the Fox very well all those stories are exaggerated. If it was so great it would have survived like the 5.0 in different configurations.

  • Masseyrt

    1984 Ford Mustang SVO 0-60 mph 7.9 Quarter mile 15.8

  • Nice Pony

    Since when to be a “true Mustang enthusiasts” do you have “to embrace the top-of-the-line V8″? I drive a V6 Mustang and am every bit, and probably more of, a Mustang enthusiast than most people that drive GTs! Who comes up with dumb comments like these? It is absolutely priceless to spank any stock Mustang GTs I come up against with my modified V6.

  • Nice Pony

    The 3.7 base engine is similar but not the same as the Echo Boost 3.5 in the F-150. The 3.7 is not just a bored out 3.5. The 3.5 is actually considerably stronger then the 3.7 with more and thicker webbing in the block among other things not that the 3.7 isn’t also a strong engine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathryn.mason.735 Kathryn Mason

    I am just glad to see the Mustang continue to innovate also I just love the last three body styles keep it going Ford
    1973 351c Coupe

  • George

    Won’t show my age, but :-) I had one of the original 2.4L Turbos. Blew 3 head gaskets in 2 years – pushed it to the dump. I hope they do better. Also had a 5.0 Capri – Loved It. Just got a 2014 V6 LOVE IT !!! Sorry but something about 4-cyl and Mustang just doesn’t seem to go in a sentence. Let them put a turbo swap on the 4-cyl – I’ll still match it with a tuned turbo on my V6. The the war of the minnie engines begin :-)

  • Big Bob

    Ford can offer the 4 cylinder to try to help meet the CAFE standards that are coming but I still want a V-8 and the capability of placing the 5.4-5.8 in a Mustang to make a GT500! I have a 2012 V6 and it is a great car but my other three Mustangs are all V8′s and it makes a difference!

  • xman

    I had a 2013 Mustang v6 and due to a new kid coming into the world, traded it in for a F150 Ecoboost. If they put that Ecoboost V6 twin turbo into the Mustang you would have to consider: 1. Car is no longer able to be purchased for 22k (according to Ford I assume, I paid 19k for AT with digital package) 2. Car would probably be faster in certain aspects than a GT and would cost less. My F150 comes with over 400lbs of torque, weighs the same as 2 Mustangs probably and comes with 360hp. Man it moves when I give it gas. If I can get 22 MPG on the highway in this tank, imagine in a light little 2 door what I could get.

  • Eric Charette

    I hope they build a twin turbo V6 or a V8 that is all wheel drive and competes against a Nissan GTR for 60 or 70K? That would make a perfect case for moving forward on the 50th anniversary.That would get me to buy the new body style. Otherwise I am picking up my dream Shelby GT 500 ASAP.It will be my 5th one. I’m 40 years old and I love muscle cars. With only a swooping body style and rear wheel drive can you say Ford Probe 1994 era? We should have 300 mph electro- magnetic hover cars by now. Same sheetmetal different day… Yuck….wanna be a Vette? no way.

  • Sean

    They were 2.3 turbos back then too. I had them and they all blew head gaskets

  • Paul

    I’m currently looking for an old SVO 4 cyl turbo for my 66 mustang. I may have to wait for someone to wreck their new 2015 4 cyl and grab that motor.

  • MostHated

    You have owned 5? Good for you, looking for someone to stroke your ego? This has nothing to do with anything at all, and no one cares.

  • Michael L.

    The 2015 Mustang looks hideous. Chevy also ruined the 2014 Camaro by sticking the tail lights of an 80′s Honda Prelude on it. At least the Corvette looks promising.

  • Daren

    Ford engineers are just plain stupid. They won’t build something like that because they’re too busy catering to the dirt poor muscle car meth heads for some reason and completely forget to appeal to the modern age tuner group that is usually comprised of successful IT workers who are too nerdy to have a woman and have nothing but disposable income..This is where American car companies are losing the battle. They keep thinking Detroit motorcar mentality but forget that Detroit is a dead city, as will be their car companies if they continue down this downward spiral. It makes no sense at all that Ford doesn’t use a twin turbo V6 in their mustang, and it makes even less sense that they offer their top line engines with nothing but Automatics on the rest of their fleet.. It’s backwards and they need to wake up. There is a large group of people that want an American made STI, EVO, or Genesis coupe, but there are none to be found. Only turbo charged FWD eco boxes..
    BACKWARDS!!!
    Give us an AWD Focus and fusion turbo with a manual gearbox and you will see them sell like the all you can eat buffet at a fat farm..

  • Karl A.

    Absolutely! I’m so lucky I own a 2011! That… thing or whatever you would call it is so far from a pony car as any other of these modern day rice bowls…

  • Jacob Crusenberry

    I like how ford is trying to do more with less! Maybe other brands will notice (hint hint dodge…)

  • Jizzy

    Muscle cars are not supposed to be four bangers.

  • ed

    Ford should at least use a 2.5 liter turbo 4. If they want to make 350+hp in order to make the engine more reliable and for a faster spool.

  • airbender

    wrong, tbird turbocoupes and xr4ti also had the 2.3 turbo

  • MIKE

    I HOPE 300+ HP FOR THE 4CYL. TURBO, THEY NEED TO COMPETE WITH KIA OPTIMA.

  • rawiron1

    Says who?

  • rawiron1

    They are putting a turbo 4 in to boost Euro sales.

  • rawiron1

    You’re just scared that a new turbo 4 is going to SMOKE your old 80s Flowmaster Stang.

  • John

    they kept the v8…..

  • Tony Bolony

    lmao this guy, waiting about twiddling your thumbs eh?

  • Tony Bolony

    well I care……ok well maybe not lol

  • Tony Bolony

    Ford needs to hire someone else to create the new 2020 mustang, Someone who has imagination, even a crack head could have come up with a better design.

  • pjamese3

    It doesn’t count if you’ve “modified” your engine. Hell, a guy could put 40K into a Volkswagon Beetle and come up with something that could – as you say – spank a Mustang GT. Unless it’s base engine against base engine, there’s no bragging rights. And the quote is, “What’s the point in driving a Mustang if you’re not driving a manual GT?”

  • pjamese3

    Yeah, the 2015 turbo 4-cylinder runs about 300 HP, the 2014 5.0 runs 400+. I’m shaking in my boots.

  • johhny

    Lol its funny how people say a four cylinders shouldnt be in a mustang umm… says who? You guys really need to look at some 4 cylinders beating v8′s and v6s do you think they care if some people dont buy it because it has a 4 cylinder they wouldn’t because its still going to be people that buy it. Idc what kind of engine it has if it hauls ass and gets decent gas mileage whats the problem?

  • Brinton

    In the late 80′s early 90′s the aaa the svo which was a 2.3l turbo setup. I’m down to check it out. I have a 04 svt focus

  • TK421

    Nothing is the problem. I totally agree. People who want V8s are people who still want the MODEL T to be around. Innovation brings change.

    Hey, if my v4 gets 320 HP and beats your V6 or even V8…then how can you sit there and complain.

  • TK421

    Last I checked, I thought muscle cars were supposed to look good and go fast.

  • Craig

    speaking about crack head… look at that pic…lol

  • johhny

    Omg! I just died at what you said.

  • Just saying

    You have an I 4 not a vs don’t sound dumb

  • Well now

    Idiot the displacement of the engine isn’t going to change the turbo spool up rateor keep it from a 350 hp range

  • duh

    The awd is euro spec I.e. rs500…and that ugly abortion of a new skyline is auto only

  • rawiron1

    slow