All-new 2015 Mustang to include 2.3L 4-cyl for U.S. and Europe

Car & Driver Rendering of 2015 Ford MustangContrary to previous reports, the 2015 Ford Mustang equipped with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine will be available in the US market.

Road & Track confirmed that it is not true that the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine will only be available in Europe.

Rumors on everything from the exterior design of the vehicle to performance features have been swirling since news first broke that Ford was planning a major overhaul of the iconic American sports car.  

Some of the speculative renderings of the 2015 Mustang like the ones published by Car and Driver show a drastic change in the look compared to the current model, featuring a much sleeker body style.

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At this point, there’s no official word from Ford on the kind of output that the 2.3-liter turbo engine will have, but unconfirmed reports have said it could be 300 HP.  That’s about the same amount of power as the current 3.7-liter V6 Mustang, which begs the question: what are the plans for the current V6? 

The 2015 model’s new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine is supposed to be based on the current 2.0 liter EcoBoost plant inside the Focus ST that has an output of 250 horsepower.  

Here’s hoping the engine measures up because there’s a certain sense of exhilaration that we’ve come to expect when behind the wheel of a Mustang.  

Losing that on any model in the line-up for the sake of a bumping up gas mileage a little bit damages the brand, especially when the V6 model is already getting 31mpg highway, according to Ford.

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