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No V8 for European Mustangs?

Any Mustang enthusiast is likely to have both fond and not so fond memories of previous generation Mustangs when a four-cylinder engine option was available. That anemic four-cylinder that hid under the hood of so many Fox body Mustangs over the years was enough to make enthusiasts cry.
However, Ford has made no apologies for moving the “global” 2015 Mustang to a new platform that will offer more efficient engines across the board -- the all-new Mustang will also ditch the live rear axle in favor of an independent rear suspension. We know that the muscular 5.0-liter V8 engine will soldier on in the United States. In addition, rumors continue to swirl that there will be an EcoBoost V-6 engine option available.

2013 Mustang GT

Word has now surfaced that while Europeans will be able to purchase the 2015 Ford Mustang with a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. While Edmunds doesn't specify this fact, on a recent episode of the hit UK television show Top Gear the hosts said that only the four-cylinder engine would be available for European buyers.

Edmunds reports that the four-cylinder that will be under the hood of the Mustang in Europe will be based on the 2.0-liter engine featured in the 2013 Focus ST. In the Focus ST, the turbocharged four-cylinder produced 252 hp. In the Mustang, the 2.3-liter engine will produce around 300 hp according to company insiders.

Ford has remained quiet on pricing for the Mustang in Europe and the vehicle is expected to be a low-volume specialty car within Europe.

Source: Edmunds

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RE: What!!
By Lord 666 on 3/7/2013 10:15:43 AM , Rating: 2
A 4 cylinder Mustang, locust swarms in the Middle East, and people wearing the symbol of the Beast on their wrists? What else is next?

End of days are coming.

RE: What!!
By Brandon Hill on 3/7/2013 10:18:01 AM , Rating: 2
RE: What!!
By Totally on 3/7/2013 10:48:04 AM , Rating: 2
and the Mustang II before that but a lot I know won't acknowledge it as a Mustang.

RE: What!!
By Lord 666 on 3/7/2013 10:57:22 AM , Rating: 2
Totally forgot about that car and the XR4Ti.

RE: What!!
By FITCamaro on 3/7/2013 1:20:30 PM , Rating: 2
1986 Mustang SVO curb weight = 3139 lbs

2013 Mustang V6 curb weight = 3511 lbs

RE: What!!
By FITCamaro on 3/7/2013 1:23:01 PM , Rating: 2
5.0L = 3618 lbs

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