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EcoBoost Confirmed For Mustang By Ford’s Derrick Kuzak

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In May of last year we brought you the exclusive that an EcoBoost four-cylinder engine was destined for the Mustang, perhaps not in the current generation but in the all-new model set to be unveiled late next year.

Now we have confirmation from Ford product chief Derrick Kuzak.

Speaking with Autoweek on the sidelines of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Kuzak said that a Mustang EcoBoost was a very safe bet at some point in the near future.

The comments come as little surprise given Ford’s previous promise to fit an EcoBoost engine to 90 percent of its lineup in the U.S. by 2013.

EcoBoost, which pairs a number of technologies including direct fuel injection, turbocharging and variable valve timing in order to boost performance while reducing fuel consumption, is already available on several four-cylinder and V-6 engines in the Ford parts bin.

The only question is which EcoBoost engine Ford will use in the Mustang. Our best guess is the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine used in the 2012 Ford Focus ST, which is rated at 250 horsepower.

If it’s a four-cylinder then we’re very likely to see the Mustang with a three-engine lineup. That’s right; V-8 fans needn’t worry as the Mustang’s 5.0-liter V-8 will almost certainly carry over into the next-generation of the iconic muscle car, though it may be upgraded with direct-injection technology.

Stay tuned for an update.

Ford most recently upgraded the Mustang for the 2013 model year, which you can read about by clicking here.
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  1. well that's disappointing a v4 in a mustang i wonder if it will look the same as the v6. really not a fan of the idea.
     
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  2. There are no V4 engines in any automobiles currently sold in North America. Ford only makes inline four cylinder engines.
     
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  3. There are no V4 engines in any automobiles currently sold in North America. Ford only makes inline four cylinder engines.
     
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  4. forgot all about that thanks.
     
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  5. Terrible idea unless the car is around 2900 - 3000lbs which will NEVER be the case with the Mustang or any pony car for that matter. Ecoboost the V6, but then Ford has the problem of stepping on the 5.0's toes. Just a bad idea all around.
     
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