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Old 02-15-2019, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by SamDoe1 View Post
They did exactly that in the F150...
What 00TL said, the average Mustang owner is more likely to tinker with their cars. I forgot about the F150 though, will be interesting to see.

If it happens and the prices are close (like they are on the F150) I don't see why not.
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They already have the engines & they're compatible with a RWD layout. Surely either would work with the existing trans available in the Mustang.
If they could do it & fit it in the middle of the I4-V8 price range, could be a winner.
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Yeah, with that said I feel like there are good reasons why they gave the F150 an Ecoboost V6 and not the Mustang.
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Bullits are cool.

Automatic Mustangs miss the point.

Bet the 4-door is also offered as a Lincoln.
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Yeah, with that said I feel like there are good reasons why they gave the F150 an Ecoboost V6 and not the Mustang.
No one cares that the V6TT is more powerful, easily modded, and a better all around engine though. If someone wants the V8 because V8 nothing is going to change their mind regardless of what engines are on offer. That said, the new GT even omits the V8 of old in exchange for a massively powerful V6TT, same with the Raptor. Wouldn't surprise me to see the Mustang have the same option.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:27 AM
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Ford drops an electric blue Mustang teaser on Tesla's festivities

Just as Tesla's scheduled Model Y reveal kicked off, Ford (the company Elon Musk said killed his S-E-X-Y naming scheme by blocking the Model E name) had something to show the people. It didn't provide any details at all, but this curiously-colored Mustang logo looks like a hint of electrification coming to one of the few cars Ford still makes.

It could be a nod to the Mach 1 / "Mach-E" electric performance SUV due in 2020 with a name hijacked from a famous Mustang, something related to a hybrid Mustang that's in the works, or maybe both?

Ford confirmed to Autoblog that a hybrid Mustang is set for release in 2020, showed off a coupe with a similarly-colored logo in one of its ads and could enhance its "EcoBoost" turbocharged engines by adding some batteries. With the speedy Model Y slated to go on sale in late 2020, the prospect of additional competition is an intriguing one.
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It is my very strong opinion that if you are to buy a new Ford Mustang, you should try your very best to get the V8 Mustang GT. The current 5.0-liter has a fantastic sound and power delivery, and in this age of downsizing, forced induction and electrification, who knows how much time old-school V8s have left? But that hardly means the 2.3-liter turbo four EcoBoost engine is a bad choice. And if you opt for this package, it just got even better.

Meet the 2020 Ford Mustang 2.3L High Performance Package. If you can’t get the V8, this is now the next best thing, and from the spec sheet I don’t think any enthusiast will be disappointed in what it can do.

Your standard, everyday 2.3-liter turbo EcoBoost Mustang puts out 310 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. Those aren’t bad numbers at all. But this package does it even better, with an extra 20 horses for a total of 330 HP. Torque remains the same.

Ford claims it’s the most powerful four-cylinder “sports car” (it’s debatable whether a Mustang is truly a sports car, but you get the idea) available from an American automaker.

What’s more, Ford says it was born of an experiment by engineers: What happens when you swap the Ford Focus RS’ engine into the Mustang? That’s basically what this is, though it’s still 20 HP down on the RS. Getting power sent solely to the rear wheels is a fair tradeoff, I suppose.

The extra power here comes from a high-performance cylinder head, larger-than-stock twin-scroll turbo compressor and a larger radiator. It can be had with a six-speed manual (yes) or a 10-speed automatic (ehhh.) Ford says it’ll do zero to 60 mph in the mid-four second range, which, again, is hugely impressive for a four-cylinder car.

It’s more than just motor improvements too. The 2.3L High Performance Package gets stuff from the GT Performance Package like a strut tower brace, that car’s bigger front brakes and its brake cooling ramps. On the outside it gets gray mirrors and hood stripes, a new rear spoiler and 19-inch aluminum wheels. You get a shorter 3:55 rear axle ratio too.

The package will be available on both the coupe and convertible Mustang this fall. Pricing has not been announced yet, but an upper-end EcoBoost Premium starts at $31,410 and a V8 GT starts at $35,355, so I’d guess somewhere between those two.

All in all, it sounds like a lot of fun. It probably won’t be better than the V8, but I’m eager to see what it can do.

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Very nice! I've been wanting a 5.0 for far too long!! I'm about to trade my beat up 08 Acura tl type S in for......I've been waiting for the new Tlx, but it still is taking too long. And, the new Tlx will have a twin turbo v6. I want a 5.0 GT or 6.2 Camaro SS. I've been wanting this for far too long....
I have had manual trans all my life imports, but am thinking about making the change. Love the sound of that 5.0 .....beautiful.
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