Power and weight figures for the 2015 Ford Mustang have been released, and while the 5.0L Coyote V8 gets a nice bump in power, the V6 gets dialed back a bit, to help put some distance between it and the new Ecoboost 2.3L engine.
For 2015, the Mustang will get
- A 3.7L V6 making 300 horsepower/280 lb-ft V6 (-5hp). Curb weight is 3526(+30 lbs)/3530 lbs (+12lbs) for the manual and automatic.
- A 5.0L V8 making 435 horsepower/400 lb-ft (+15hp/+10 lb-ft). Curb weight is 3705/3729 (+87lbs/+54lbs).
- A 2.3L Ecoboost 4-cylinder making 310 horsepower/320 lb-ft. Curb weight is 3532/3524.
While the V6 Mustang was a darling of the cheap performance car crowd, the Ecoboost is going to be positioned above the V6 as a premium engine option. Will it be like the old SVO Stang of the 1980’s, where it was the true performance option, or is it just a play for people who have a fondness for boosted 4-bangers?