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Mustang could get diesel power in the future

Ford unveiled the new 2015 Mustang earlier this month and with the unveiling of the new car also came a new engine. The 2015 Mustang will get the fuel-efficient EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine that will generate roughly 305 hp and around 305 lb-ft of torque. It will be the first 4-cylinder turbo Mustang since the SVO version in the Fox body generation of the Pony car.
Ford has yet to offer official mileage estimates for the EcoBoost engine in the 2015 Mustang, but it is expected to be one of the most fuel efficient engines in its class.

However, EcoBoost isn't the only green tech that Ford is considering for the Mustang. Ford has said that it is considering a future for the Mustang that could see diesel power, hybrid, or fully-electric versions of the car. Many high-end supercars – like the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 Spyder -- are utilizing hybrid systems for fuel efficiency and improved performance.
The new Lexus RC coupe will also be available in a hybrid version.

Traditionally, the Mustang wasn’t a car purchased for its fuel efficiency. The 2015 Mustang is designed from the ground up to be a world car and options such as diesel engine would make the care more appealing
Ford Global powertrain boss Bob Fascetti said, "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, and diesel is one of those options, along with hybrids and electric."

The future for the Mustang will likely see new transmissions as well. Ford and GM are currently working on a joint project to develop new nine and ten-speed automatic transmissions to improve fuel economy. 

Source: Go Auto

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RE: Traditionally
By Reclaimer77 on 12/9/2013 12:16:46 PM , Rating: 2
Hatchbacks in Europe have been getting 50 MPG as standard for decades now

No they haven't. The European testing model is a joke compared to US standards, and doesn't reflect real world use. And your gallon isn't the same size, it's larger.

Ford needs to wake up and bring those here to the US.

They can't! For the above reasons, and our higher emissions standards.

You seriously don't think would if they could?

RE: Traditionally
By ipay on 12/9/2013 12:58:34 PM , Rating: 2
Aside from that, there are hatches that work in Europe just fine and get great mileage but simply would not work here.

And sometimes they just don't want to bring hatches here because they don't think they will sell well enough or perhaps monopolize other models. Take the BMW 5-door 1-series... Same engines as the sedan, same basic body structure, etc. There are no US regulations that restrict it from easily being offered here.

RE: Traditionally
By GulWestfale on 12/9/2013 5:19:25 PM , Rating: 2
i'm sure that is 50 UK MPG, not US MPG.

RE: Traditionally
By Samus on 12/9/2013 1:32:35 PM , Rating: 2
European fuel grades start at 91 octane and the engine is tuned for such. That improves fuel economy about 10% alone.

When vehicles are imported, even turbo vw's, they are so heavily detuned to protect the manufacturer from a warranty claim in case somebody runs 87 in a vehicle that demands 89+

RE: Traditionally
By GreenEnvt on 12/10/2013 1:43:19 PM , Rating: 2
European (well just about everywhere outside North America) use a different method of measuring Octane.

NA uses (RON+MON) / 2, so the average of the two numbers. Everyone else uses just RON, which is a higher number. So the NA "regular" is about the same as everyone elses "regular", even though the number displayed looks lower in NA.

Higher Octane levels would permit you to run higher compression and get some more efficiency, but some of that is negated by then having to build a stronger block/head to take the increased pressure, more monitoring equipment to make sure you aren't getting premature detonation, etc..

RE: Traditionally
By GotDiesel on 12/9/2013 1:36:23 PM , Rating: 2

Hate to burst your bubble, but they do, I have lived there and driven/owned 55 mpg diesel cars.. if you look at the EPA test, you will see it is not real world either.. I own a jetta diesel that "according to the EPA" returns 34 mpg combined.. which is why I get 50 mpg "real world" .. also
the US emmisions standards are not "higher".. they are "different".. engineered so by paid off politicians to protect the US market from ROW competition.. as a result we are all suffering the consequences with stifled competition.. something US makers don't like..

RE: Traditionally
By Spuke on 12/9/2013 2:24:07 PM , Rating: 2
the US emmisions standards are not "higher".. they are "different"
No, US emissions standards ARE higher although there are some upcoming EU emissions standards that will close the gap.

I own a jetta diesel that "according to the EPA" returns 34 mpg combined.. which is why I get 50 mpg "real world"
And I get 33 mpg from my 19/28 rated car. With the right driving style, anyone can better rated mpg but our lone TWO examples do not equal EPA/EU scientific testing methodologies.

RE: Traditionally
By teldar on 12/10/2013 9:59:33 AM , Rating: 2
Are you going to talk Diesel or Gasoline? There is a significant difference between the fuels.

The U.S. does not have many diesel engines available. People here still seem to believe they are noisy and messy and most people will not buy them. Or they are concerned about the different maintenance on them vs gasoline and that scares them off as well.

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