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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: Diggin the new Stang!
By Lord 666 on 12/9/2013 3:13:51 PM , Rating: 2
With respect to the Jeep, better low-end torque and off-road capability in a potentially smaller/lighter package the size of a 4 cylinder versus a 6. Throw in better fuel economy and its a win-win for everyone. The only open question is how much of a premium will it cost, but assuming enhanced durability and resale value, the difference is estimated to be a wash.

I've shared my opinion, even before owning a 2013 Passat TDI, that the VW 2.0 TDI is slightly underpowered. The Mazda 6 will quickly prove that to be the case. Possibly why the 2014 Passat has a "Sport" model earmarked... would assume tighter suspension and more power until the new motor is imported.

RE: Diggin the new Stang!
By Spuke on 12/9/2013 3:19:11 PM , Rating: 2
Thanks for the reply. It seems we agree.

RE: Diggin the new Stang!
By Jeffk464 on 12/9/2013 3:45:22 PM , Rating: 2
Trucks in general are perfect for diesels, I'm guessing the new mid sized 4cyl turbo diesel chevy pickups are going to be real winners.

RE: Diggin the new Stang!
By Spuke on 12/10/2013 12:15:57 AM , Rating: 2
Trucks in general are perfect for diesels, I'm guessing the new mid sized 4cyl turbo diesel chevy pickups are going to be real winners.
I'd buy one if I could get 8 bales of hay in the bed AND if the wheelbase was long enough where I wouldn't need weight distribution bars for my horse trailer (don't need them now).

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