Torquenews broke headlines earlier today (March 10, 2013) that despite reports from Edmunds reporting from the 2013 Geneva Motor Show that Ford would only sell the 4-cylinder ecoboost option in Europe for the 2015 Ford Mustang, Ford will indeed include it as an option for the U.S. market. According to the report, this 2.3 liter ecoboost option would be a reworked Ford Focus ST engine making power somewhere in the area of 300HP (but with better gas mileage then the V6). This would theoretically position it above the V6 model in terms of pricing and below the V8 GT trim with 420HP.
Bill Ford Jr. Executive chairman of Ford ( and great Grandson of Henry Ford), made a comment early in February, that almost all of Ford’s lineup would include an ecoboost option and ever since, the Ford faithful have either been looking forward to a V6 ecoboost option from the Ford Taurus SHO or a 4 cylinder ecoboost option. Well now, they have their answer.
If this 2015 Ford Mustang four-cylinder option comes to fruition, it would hearken back to the mid ‘80’s when for a limited production run between 1984-1986 produced a Ford Mustang SVO edition, which offered at one time up to 240HP and 280 lbs-ft of torque at the end of its production run all from a 2.3 liter four-cylinder turbocharged option.
Unfortunately Ford hasn’t released any official information about engine specs or pricing, but as the year goes on, we’ll be sure to hear some news soon.
Souce: Torque News