Mustang Diesel, Hybrid Variants Under Consideration

Mustang Diesel, Hybrid Variants Under Consideration

Considering the 2015 Ford Mustang can be had with a four-liter, turbocharged engine, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that hybrid and diesel variants are under consideration.

“We’re not looking at diesel at the moment, but given where we need to go with fuel consumption we are looking at all our options,” said Ford global powertrain chief Bob Fascetti. “And diesel is one of those options, along with hybrids and electric.”

According to Fascetti, the 2015 Mustang could be a platform for Ford to continue seeking ways to maximize fuel efficiency across its fleet. As a way to meet that goal, the new Mustang could see a diesel powerplant under its hood, as well as electrified variants of the popular car.

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And considering the 2015 Mustang is now a global product, it’s not a surprise that diesel is a consideration thanks to their popularity in Europe. As for the 5.0-liter V8, it’s here to stay according to Ford. In fact, the American automaker is able to meet strict emissions requirements with the V8.

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