2015 Ford Mustang to Get Four-Cylinder Turbo Engine

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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]

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Craig Craig on Oct 27, 2013

    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

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    • Craig Craig on Jan 04, 2014

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

  • Shane Shane on Nov 09, 2013

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

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