A new Ford Mustang may get a diesel, hybrid or electric powertrain
As you have already known, Ford had introduced its new Mustang recently; the novelty would come in the auto market as a car of 2015 model year.
According to official information, the auto manufacturer is preparing to equip this novelty with different types of powertrains: hybrid, diesel and electric. This decision was caused by the brand’s fuel economy.
The carmaker considers that the amount of potential customers depends on the fuel consumption of Mustang cars. To increase demand for the Mustangs, the manufacturer has to reach the average consumption of 54.5 mpg by 2025.
The Ford Company is working on building the novelty of 2015 to become more fuel economic. The 2015 Mustang will get a 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine EcoBoost.
By the way, the first Mustang four-banger since 1993, which was equipped with the powertrain, producing the output of 305 horsepower with the torque of 300 lb-ft.
What about the new offered powertrains? The basic unit is a 3.7-liter V6 engine, which may produce the power of 300 horsepower with 270 lb-ft of the torque. The most powerful powertrain is a 5.0-liter V8 engine issuing the output of 420 horsepower with the torque of 390 lb-ft. however, this engine will not be the best for long time, until the Mustang will be available with Shelby or SVT at least.
The auto manufacturer plans replacing the six-speed automatic gearbox with the nine or even ten-speed transmission, which was built jointly with General Motors. However, Ford will offer the six-speed manual transmission.
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