2011 Ford Mustang to get Duratec 3.7-liter V-6 Engine

Duratec 2011 Mustang V6 engine

Duratec 2011 Mustang V6 engine

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During an employee town hall event at the Dearborn Development Center last week Ford Motor Company displayed the 2011 Mustang Duratec 3.7-liter V-6 engine to a select group of Ford employees and Ford Racing personnel.  The new V-6 engine will replace the tried and true 210 horsepower 4.0-liter V-6 engine which has powered the V-6 Mustang for several years.

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.

Source: TheMustangNews.com

Photo: 3.5-liter V-6 Lincoln MKS engine

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