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Four-Cylinder for U.S. Market?


New report suggests 2015 Mustang four-cylinder to be available in U.S. after all, will be more powerful than the V6

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Last week we reported that the upcoming four-cylinder engine option in the 2015 Ford Mustang might not be available in the United States, at least according to an article by Edmunds.com. Instead, the 2.3-liter turbocharged engine would only be available in foreign markets like Europe where gas prices and taxes dictate the need for smaller, more fuel efficient powertrains. However, Road & Track is now reporting that the four-cylinder engine will in fact be available in the United States when the 2015 Mustang makes its debut. “Road & Track has confirmed that we will indeed get the 2.3-liter turbo four here in the U.S. market,” says Road & Track’s site director Alex Nunez.
Additionally, and perhaps more interestingly, Road & Track reports that 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. If this is true, then the turbocharged 2.3-liter engine should offer up more horsepower than the current V6 while offering better fuel economy as well.
[Source: Road & Track]