News has it that the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang is set to make its world premiere at next week’s Los Angeles motor show.
Ford has gone on to claim that its latest variant can produce 205kW at 5500rpm and 406Nm at 3000rpm, “according to preliminary test data”, the all-new turbocharged 2.3-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder petrol engine will be introduced in the Kuga-based Lincoln MKC when it launches in the US from June 2014. A 180kW/365Nm 2.0-litre EcoBoost engine will be offered on the MKC as standard.
Destined to power the all-new Ford Mustang in Europe and likely other export markets, including Australia the 2.3-litre EcoBoost unit will be the most fuel efficient engine offered in the new Pony car range, slotting beneath a 3.7-litre V6 and an uprated supercharged 5.0-litre ‘Coyote’ V8.
As of now there are no news of Ford announcing fuel consumption or CO2 emission data for the new EcoBoost engine at this stage.
A hint hypothetically came in the form of a recently leaked product marketing survey for what is believed to be the next Mustang, which mentioned a 231kW/420Nm 2.4-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder averaging 7.4L/100km.
The same survey also presented options of a 224kW/393Nm 3.8-litre V6, rated at 8.1L/100km, and a flagship 321kW/536Nm 4.9-litre V8 netting 8.4L/100km.
Teased last month in computer-generated images, the new Ford Mustang is set to debut at January’s Detroit auto show before production starts around July and the car arrives in Australia from 2015.
News also states that this the first ever instance of a car Employing independent rear suspension rather than its previous live rear axle the ‘Stang will fill the role of Ford Australia’s hero car following the demise of the Falcon including the reborn XR8 in 2016.