|Ecoboost Ford Mustang Confirmed!
For the past few years there have been many rumors floating around that Ford is developing a turbocharged Ecoboost Mustang. These rumors have varied immensely to include everything from a twin turbo 5.0L powerplant to a minuscule Ecoboost 2.0L and everything in between. The problem is that except for a quick nod from Bill Ford Jr early last year we haven't gotten much in the way of an official confirmation on the subject. Not until today, that is. This morning Car and Driver Magazine reported that Ford Motor Company VP of Global Product Development, Derrick Kuzak, has confirmed the existence of the Ecoboost Mustang at a media preview day of the Detroit Auto Show.
"Given the success we've had with EcoBoost across the lineup that we've talked about, it's fair to assume that we will have an EcoBoost Mustang in the very near future." said Kuzak.
Car and Driver believes the Ecoboost Mustang will be propelled by the 2.0L Ecoboost powerplant which will find its way into the upcoming Focus ST. With just 247hp the 2.0L would be Ford's lowest power offering in the Mustang below the current naturally aspirated 300hp 3.7L V6 and 420hp 5.0L V8 engine offerings. However we'd like to believe that Ford is sentimental about past products and it will instead choose to go with the rumored 2.3L SVO engine we reported about last summer. Which will it choose? We're not certain, but what we do know is that this will likely be the most fuel conservative Ford Mustang of all time!
Source: Car and Driver
Image: Ford Motor Company
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