Duratec 2011 Mustang V6 engineEnlarge Photo
The new Duratec 3.7-liter V-6 engine is very similar to the 3.5-liter V-6 currently found in the 2010 Lincoln MKS which will be tweaked a bit for the 2011 Mustang. The new 3.7-liter V-6 will be 24-valve DOHC engine with light-weight aluminum block. Details have not been made public yet but expect somewhere in the range of 260 - 290 horsepower from this motor depending upon what refinements are made by Ford.
As a comparison the 2010 Lincoln MKS 3.5-liter V-6 pumps out 263 horsepower and 249 lb-ft of torque in front-wheel drive trim.
This news about the new V-6 engine further solidifies rumors about the 2011 Mustang GT getting a 400 horsepower 5.0-liter motor. Even though the 5.0-liter Mustang GT motor has been all but confirmed we still lay waiting for the official announcement which should come sometime early next year.
Photo: 3.5-liter V-6 Lincoln MKS engine