“The next-generation 2015 Mustang will indeed get a 2.3 liter turbo-charged version of the current 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine available in the Focus ST and other models,” as reported by Sam Haymart of TheMustangNews.com. The said engine specifications are said to be available in the European releases and not for the US, well initially at least. Vehicle news authority website Edmunds.com has been generating most of the news to this global car player.
As described by Edmunds.com, “the Ford Mustang is the longest surviving of the affordable breed of classic American muscle cars.” This pony car has been one of the most popular household names and has had steady production and sales since its first release in 1964. This muscle car is one of the most affordable and has been a staple in many high-class parking lots from Las Vegas casinos to grandiose events like World Poker Tours or even a Pacquiao boxing match. The Mustang hype has recently increased again much like how online poker became a popular trend. In further detail, the new popularity of poker is all thanks to very active gaming community sites like party poker. In contrast, poker has been with society longer than the Mustang, but the classy lifestyles they emanate are almost on the same level playing field. It would not be strange to see poker professionals and card game specialists choosing a coupe, convertible or a 2+2 fastback form of this classic vehicle. One might just be following the footsteps of the other. While poker enjoys a new spotlight thanks to the boost in recognition it gained through the online gaming format, the Mustang is re-emerging and much talked about again thanks to its coming new model release.
According to new reports by MustangDaily.com, a four cylinder engine version will soon be available for the US markets, falsifying rumors from the past few months that the new engine specs will only be released in Europe “where gas prices and taxes dictate the need for smaller, more fuel efficient powertrains,” according to the Mustang centered website. With the said website citing Road & Track reports, “the four-pot motor won’t be the base engine, slotting in between the V6 and the V8. They point out that EcoBoost motors are a premium option throughout the Ford lineup, whether it’s with cars like the Fusion, SUVs like the Escape or Explorer, or in the truck lineup with the F-150, and it’s likely this will be the case with the Mustang as well.”
Earlier reports like in Haymart’s said that the US 2015 or 2014.5 versions will “indeed get a 2.3 liter turbo-charged version of the current 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine available in the Focus ST and other models,” but such edition will not be made a default choice in the U.S. market. Experts did predict that an option for this engine type will be made available after the initial release.
The year is still young and many more updates are yet to be revealed for the new 2015 Mustang. Considering the specification changes and if confirmations will be fully given, “then the turbocharged 2.3-liter engine should offer up more horsepower than the current V6 while offering better fuel economy as well,” as concluded by MustangDaily.
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