The official launch of the 2015 Mustang is still months away, though information is beginning to trickle in about one of the most important features - what's under the hood! For enthusiasts, the engines might be the most important part of the 2015 Mustang redesign Here's what we know so far about the 2015 Mustang Engine.
The base Mustang will likely be equipped with a 3.7L V6 - the same one that anchors the Mustang line today. The 2015 Mustang V6 engine is expected to deliver 300 horsepower and 290 foot-pounds of torque. According to recently leaked documents, fuel efficiency will be around 19 mpg in the city and 29 mpg highway.
Call of the Coyote
To many, a Mustang isn't a Mustang unless there's a big block V8 under the hood. The 2015 isn't likely to disappoint in the regard, as it will feature an available 5.0L - specifically, the Coyote V8 currently found on the 420 hp GT. Look for the 2015 to get a 10 hp bump to 430, while delivering 18 mpg city and 28 mpg on the highway.
Return of the Turbo
One of Ford's stated aims with the 2015 Mustang has been to finally break into the emerging European and Asian markets - what's surprising, however, is that the US may also be getting a version of the four cylinder engine currently in development for more fuel-conscious drivers overseas. Ford hasn't offered a four cylinder in a Mustang since 1993, but the rumored 2.4L direct injection turbo is no shrinking violet - it's said to deliver 310 hp of power, while still providing fuel efficiencies of 22 mpg for city driving and 32 on the highway.
What About Shelby?
One thing we're still in the dark about is how Ford plans to follow up the popular Shelby GT500. It's believed the model's 5.8L V8 is too large to fit in the new chassis, and that for 2015 at least, Ford plans drop the Shelby name entirely and instead bring back the SVT Cobra badging familiar to 90s Mustang fans. One rumor has it that a turbo charged version of the Coyote engine will be making an appearance later in the year.
Those of us who have been following Mustangs for years know Ford has a tendency to change things up a year or two after introducing a new build. Don't be surprised if more engine options are announced for 2016 and beyond. As always, make CJ Pony Parts your first stop for info about all the new Mustang engines. Be sure to check our blog often!"