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Ford Working On Turbo Four-Cylinder Engine For Mustang


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Mustang fans of a certain age will likely remember fondly the SVO model, which was powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder. Well, our sources say that turbo four-cylinder power might be once again in the future plans for the 'Stang.

We already know that an EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder that displaces 2.0 liters will be going into the upcoming 2013 Ford Taurus and other models, and now we're hearing that a 2.3-liter version of that same engine--with a different cylinder head configuration--will be going into the Mustang (it will also be used for Lincoln platforms) around 2015.

Ford is also working on a 2.7-liter turbocharged V-6, according to our source, and that engine will be used in both front-wheel and rear-wheel drive cars. That means it's a likely candidate for duty in the Mustang, the Edge crossover SUV, and perhaps the Fusion sedan. It's also possible that this engine could be used for a Ford Ranger replacement, should Ford choose to build one. Again, the target date here is 2015.

Fear not, V-8 fans, as the 5.0-liter Coyote that currently powers the Mustang GT does not appear to be going anywhere soon. However, it might receive direct-injection technology, which could improve fuel economy. A source indicates that Ford has also studied turbocharging its V-8s, but nothing has been approved for possible production.

A fleet of Mustangs offering three engines? That could be what Ford has on tap for 2015. Stay tuned.

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  1. What they really need to do is to get some weight out of the Mustang. These cars should not weigh over 3,500 pounds!
     
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  2. Great point! The engines are more efficient and likely the entire drive train is lightened, now how about the chassis!
     
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  3. By that time, Ford could downsize Mustang to about the size of the Toyota/Scion/Subaru FR86/FR-S...
     
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  4. Any word on who the source actually was? Or maybe what they do?
     
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  5. A 2.0 EcoBoost or a 2.3 EcoBoost? Right! Add AWD, 300-350 HP, proper brakes and tires and wheels that will fit over them and bring it to the states, also for all people around the world!
    The 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine is already in Ford Racing's 345 hp Fiesta!!! www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/AllCars/253276/
     
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  6. ummm you may want to check the Falcon range coming out in 2018 i think. They are already developing the turbo 4cyl engine
     
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