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Ford to drop V6 engine option for 2015 Mustang?

By - June 18, 2012 – 12:40 pm54 Comments | 15,463 views

Ford Mustang V6

With reports indicating that the 2015 Mustang will be available with Ford’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine as an option it was unclear how the current 3.7L V6 would fit into the lineup. Many, us included, assumed that Ford would simply expand the engine lineup to accommodate the smaller motor and market it either has the base engine or as a premium fuel efficient option like the company currently does with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 for the F-150.

However, a new report from the British car magazine Auto Express states that this might not be the case and that the V6 engine could be dropped from the 2015 Mustang lineup altogether to make way for the EcoBoost 2.3L four-cylinder that will be shared with the next generation Ford Focus RS. This move would be logical, considering that the EcoBoost engine could produce more horsepower than the V6 (320-330 horsepower compared to the current V6’s 305 horsepower) and offer improved fuel economy. To keep the V6 in the lineup Ford would likely have to detune the EcoBoost engine to around 250 horsepower or increase output of the V6 and V8 engines to create further separation.

Would Ford benefit from keeping the 3.7L V6 or should they drop it in favor of the 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

[Source: Auto Express]

54 Comments »

  • Deborah says:

    What has been said recently is that the move to four cylinder engines is making the cars engine life shorter. Anyone who knows cas knows this already.Who the heck wants to to have an engine thaat is running all out to get the horsepower. Can you hear it? I do not want to drive anything amaller than a six. The longevity of four cylinder engines has been causing problems for the last 15 years when everyone got on the band wagon and started to produce 1.8, 2.0, 2.4 four cylinder cars. Who cared if they are turbo engines, they will not last that long and the engine has to work too hard.

  • Andreas says:

    I run a Passat Turbo-Diesel , 1.9 l, over 10 years and selled it with 285000 km. Only damages to engine were broken radiator and alternator. If engineered well and modern, 4 cylinders are more than capable of the needs of daily drivers. And this for many years!

  • lee ramon says:

    Sell the 4 banger as premium car under the LINCOLN brand .

  • Leo says:

    I have to agree with Deborah, and remind Andreas we are not talking about Diesel’s here, gas engines are to diesels as Apples are to Oranges. I have been driving for over 45 years and think 4 cylinders are good for my Subaru Outback to get me where I need to go on a snowy day, but in my Mustang? I don’t think so………

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