Will the 2015 Ford Mustang’s 4-cylinder engine be for Europe only?
Rumors of a four-cylinder engine making a return to the Mustang lineup for 2015 have been around for well over a year, with the smaller, turbocharged engine thought to be a solution for more efficiency-minded buyers. Of course, the smaller engine wouldn’t necessarily be lacking in power either, with reports that a 2.3-liter four-cylinder could produce upwards of 300 horsepower. We’ve always assumed, as have others, that the four-cylinder will be offered in the United States, but now Edmunds.com is reporting that it could be a European-only option after talking to Ford executives at the Geneva Motor Show.
“The four-cylinder engine is not expected to be offered to Mustang buyers in the U.S. The small four-cylinder engine will be offered to European buyers as a more economical, low-emission alternative to the V8 engine in the Mustang, which is likely to be highly taxed in Europe,” reports the web site. “The four-cylinder engine in the European Mustang is based on the turbocharged 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine featured in the 2013 Ford Focus ST.”
Additionally, Edmunds.com reports that European buyers will have the option of a V8, although previous reports have indicated otherwise.
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