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The Mustang Boss 302′s 5.0L V8 named to Ward’s 10 Best Engines list for 2012

By Drew Phillips - December 8, 2011 – 2:34 pm3 Comments | 2,165 views

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Engine

Today Ward’s released their annual 10 Best Engines list for 2012, and the Ford Mustang Boss 302′s V8 was included in the recipients. This is the second year that Ford’s 5.0-liter V8 has been awarded the honor, after the Mustang GT’s engine was named to the list for 2011. The Boss 302′s V8 was one of only three engines to not feature direct injection, the largest displacement engine on the list, and the only V8 to be given the award. With 444 horsepower the 5.0-liter V8 was also by far the most powerful among the ten engines.

WardsAuto editors chose the winners after spending October and November driving 36 vehicles with 34 new or significantly upgraded engines in their routine daily commutes around metro Detroit. Editors scored each engine based on power, technology, observed fuel economy and noise, vibration and harshness characteristics. There was no instrumented testing. To be eligible, each engine must be available in a regular-production U.S.-specification model on sale no later than first-quarter 2012, in a vehicle with a base price below $55,000. Winners from the 2011 competition were automatically eligible and evaluated against the new engines for 2012. The awards will be presented at a Jan. 11 ceremony in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show.

[Source: WardsAuto]

 




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3 Comments »

  • Mark Blackowski says:

    I totally agree with your choice on the BOSS 302 motor , and why would i be such an authority ?Because i own # 1132 , and she’s beautiful ,powerful and very aggressive.The day i die is the day i part part with my BOSS…Maybe.
    Thanks Ford
    M ark Blackowski

  • James Stinson says:

    I think that boss would look really nice in my ’66 Mustang. How much are they asking for a crate motor?

  • koolaid says:

    the boss is like 12k, the regular 5.0 is only about 7k

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