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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 bill.rookard on 12/9/2013 1:42:09 PM , Rating: 2
Just a quick note: the early Mustangs never used a V6 engine, they used an I6 ranging from 2.8L to 4.3L. Later Mustangs starting in 1974 saw the introduction of the 2.8L Cologne V6 engine.


RE: Traditionally
By JediJeb on 12/9/2013 3:56:49 PM , Rating: 3
Also there were no 4cylinder engines before that time. The 64 1/2 model used the 240 and 260 V8 as options versus the standard I6. 65 and 66 offered the 289 High Performance upgrade with I6 standard. 67 and 68 saw the change from the 289 to the 302 with the I6 still standard. 67 and 68 also saw the introduction of larger engines like the 370, 427, and 428 since the body size was increased those years to hold them. Body size kept increasing up until 74 when they were downsized due to the oil embargo fuel prices and stiffer emission standards and they became the Mustang II. Those years were not so good because the few that had the 302V8 were so weak that you could actually warp the body with the power even that engine produced.

I better stop or I will be sounding like a Wiki article lol.


RE: Traditionally
By JediJeb on 12/9/2013 3:57:31 PM , Rating: 2
Edit: Oops 390 not 370 V8.


RE: Traditionally
By SAN-Man on 12/9/2013 8:00:36 PM , Rating: 2
The original I6 engines were the 170 and 200.

The original V8 engines were the 260 and 289.

Ford did not designate those engines in liters. The engineering standard in the United States at the time, and what the Federal government required, was cubic inch displacement.

Do not try to rewrite history.


RE: Traditionally
By SAN-Man on 12/9/2013 8:04:12 PM , Rating: 2
In case you're curious, the US Federal Government converted engines sizes to metric in 1983.


RE: Traditionally
By Solandri on 12/10/2013 5:08:25 AM , Rating: 2
The U.S. auto industry uses metric. They standardized on metric once the mergers between international automakers began, and they realized how stupid it was to design/build cars using two different measurement systems.


RE: Traditionally
By SAN-Man on 12/10/2013 3:41:15 PM , Rating: 2
Not in 1964 or did you miss the point?


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