quote: Edmunds reports that the four-cylinder that will be under the hood of the Mustang
quote: There's probably some European mandate or fine or tax, what-have-you
quote: In terms of displacement fee, that has lead to advancement of engine technology, fees based on the horsepower (Finland) is just pure social engineering.
quote: the correct way to achieve the supposed goals of these (encouraging efficiency) is to base the fees on some metric involving the emissions...
quote: My view of "Yank V8s" is that a lot of them appear to be very much lacking in power, presumably to use less fuel. Would this be an accurate assessment? Are a lot of V8s simply underpowered?
quote: However you still have the mechanical friction of 4 more cylinders dragging down fuel econ.
quote: Plus the weight of the engine......The weight is even more significant when Euro drivers tend to put more emphasis on handing. The big heavy lump of a V8 really screws handling when compared to a lighter 4 or 6.
quote: That is actually not true since about 2008.
quote: It's a ridiculous registration tax. A 8L engine that actually gets better fuel economy than a 2L engine would also pay significantly more in tax. But that's typical Euro thinking.
quote: 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
quote: it had a bit of a kick