Aug 24th, 2012 by Ross Edwards
The 2014 Ford Mustang will get a turbocharged V6 engine as one of the high performance options for the Pony cart’s next generation. The Mustang currently has a 305-hp, 30-mpg V6 engine and a 402-hp V8 engine, and a Mustang GT without a V8 is a little hard to fathom, so the Ecoboost will probably be a performance option slotted above the 5.0-liter Coyote V8.
The Ecoboost V6 that has been successful in the Ford F-150 will probably be the same one in the 2014 Mustang, since the F-150 and Mustang share their current V6 and V8 engines (with some changes for more horsepower in the Mustang and Torque in the F-150. The F-150’s Ecoboost V6 makes 365-hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, so the Mustang’s turbo V6 will have to make a considerable amount more than that if it is going to compete with the V8s in the Camaro and Challenger or be considered an alternative to the 5.0-liter V8.
Ford has a history of putting smaller turbocharged engines in high performance Mustangs. The Mustang SVO of the mid 1980s used a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine and was faster than the Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V8 of the time. Ford will also use an independent rear suspension in the 2014 Mustang, according to Autoweek.
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