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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 HaB1971 on 3/7/2013 10:33:20 AM , Rating: 2
I have the 3.5l V6 twin turbo Ecoboost in the SHO and it is a pretty good engine, would have loved a V8.
The reason you by a PONY car is for the engine and a Mustang without a V8 is like a Ducati with pedals, a basket on the front and a Hello Kitty bell... pointless.

RE: What!!
By FITCamaro on 3/7/2013 1:46:06 PM , Rating: 2
Too bad it weighs over 4000 lbs.

RE: What!!
By HaB1971 on 3/8/2013 7:12:40 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah it is a bit of a porker... but you still get pushed back into your seat pretty hard when you mash the loud pedal.

RE: What!!
By inperfectdarkness on 3/7/2013 8:55:22 PM , Rating: 2

The reason Ford won't offer the v6 ecoboost in the mustang is because the purists like you would be pitching a fit if their beloved GT's with intake, exhaust & headers were still slower than a v6 with a boost controller & fuel tuning.

RE: What!!
By FITCamaro on 3/8/2013 8:03:20 AM , Rating: 2
Performance enthusiasts I think would love the potential of the Ecoboost V6 in the Mustang. Stock put it at 350 hp. Then its slower than the 5.0L by a good margin.

RE: What!!
By Manch on 3/11/2013 7:56:13 AM , Rating: 2
All one has to do is look at the F150 wit the eco-blah vs the 5.0. It can tow more under specific circumstances, but the premium they want for it is absurd. Save your money, by a turbo and slap it on the 5.0!

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