Ford to drop V6 engine option for 2015 Mustang?
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]