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2015 Mustang to get 4cyl ecoboost and IRS

Post by sp00n » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:03 pm

Set sail for fail, unless the car is going to shed 500-1000lbs and get much, much smaller.

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Ford has finally let the proverbial cat out of the bag, confirming what most Mustang enthusiasts and automotive journalists already knew; the 2015 Mustang is getting a 2.0 liter, EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine. Additionally, the next Mustang will get an independent rear-suspension, and a new small-displacement, high-powered V6 engine called “Project Nano.”

This all comes via Automotive News via an unnamed executive at Ford Motor Company. It also confirms what we already knew when Ford first introduced its now-popular EcoBoost engines. The Mustang is going world class, and it has to to survive.

The Automotive News report also confirms that the looks of the next-gen Mustang will be a big departure from the current styling, though perhaps not as radical as we’ve been hearing. Of course, getting an official, on-the-record statement would be better, but Bill Ford Jr. and other executives have already let on what the Blue Oval is planning. After all, it only makes sense.

Under CEO Alan Mulally’s “One Ford” plan, there will be a lot more platform sharing between the various markets Ford sells cars in. The Mustang is definitely going to Europe, and may head over to Asia as well. Hence the smaller motor and independent rear-suspension, which will better appeal to European sensibilities. The report also mentions a small-displacement, high-output V6…but no mention of a V8 engine.

That said, it is hard to imagine Ford not offering a V8 in the Mustang after the Mustang II debacle in 1974 (which still sold like hotcakes, by the way). More likely than not, the 5.0 V8 will also soldier on, though perhaps in a more premium capacity.

There is a lot to rejoice about in this announcement…and a few things to keep an eye on as well.
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Post by awebb » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:30 pm

Looks like a Jag...
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Post by Nemo » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:35 pm

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Post by OMGWTFBODY » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:57 pm

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Post by voltron » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:06 pm

Mustang ll .....

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Post by C^2 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:13 pm

awebb wrote:Looks like a Jag...
I thought the exact same thing at first. I was like why did they post a picture of a Jag? Then upon further inspection I seen the blue oval.

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Post by Beckham2 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:39 pm

THAT AIN'T NO MUSTANG IF IT AIN'T GOT A GAT DANG V8!
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Post by NoBoost » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:53 pm

The upside to the v8 dying..

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Post by racinfast002 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:05 pm

Nemo wrote:SVO!
That would be bitchin'
voltron wrote:Mustang ll .....
More likely what would actually happen :cry:
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Post by Wilson! » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:40 pm

they have too much money invested in the 5.0 to kill it this quick in the run. a engine design that only last 5 years? not gonna happen.

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Post by Dakar318 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:59 pm

the sail is set for win.... shedding 500-1000 lbs would be outstanding for an american car.

It sounds like Ford's version of an FRS/ BRZ
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Post by sp00n » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:45 pm

Dakar318 wrote:the sail is set for win.... shedding 500-1000 lbs would be outstanding for an american car.

It sounds like Ford's version of an FRS/ BRZ

Won't happen. It'll be a full figure 3800# again.
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Post by Wilson! » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:10 pm

If they shrink the car back down to Fox body sizing they can get it down to 3200 lb pretty eaily with a turbo 4 in it. There is a 275hp version of the the 2.0L EcoBoost engine. 3200lbs and 275hp would be plenty enough to stand with the current V6 cars.

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Post by STeeL » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:10 pm

I'd probably buy it. Which is more than I can say for most Mustangs.
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