The 2015 Mustang is already slated to have its traditional six and eight cylinder options, as well as a four cylinder turbo, which hasn’t been seen since 1993. However, that’s not the only powertrain options according to GoAuto.com.au. Recently, the Australian website asked Bob Fascetti, the head of Ford’s global powertrain plans, if they have a diesel in the works. Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on your point of view, not currently, but maybe in the future.
“Given where we need to go with fuel consumption we are looking at all our options,” Fascetti said, “And diesel is one of those options, along with hybrids and electric.”
No other specifics were released as to when a tentative release of such a platform for the iconic pony car would show up on showroom floors. Ford also has not made any announcement of dropping the antiquated six-speed automatic transmission for the nine to ten-speed being developing cooperatively between chief rival General Motors.
Mustang purists fear not. The 5.0 won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.
“Clearly we always wanted to keep the 5.0-litre in the Mustang because it’s always been tremendous for us, and it is really part of the brand,” said Fascetti. “We can meet emissions with the 5.0 – that’s not an issue. As long as we can meet the demands of what every new Mustang requires, the V8 will be around for a while.”