Official 2015 Ford Mustang Power Ratings
Here at Matt Ford, we have dedicated a significant amount of time informing you about the capabilities of the upcoming 2015 Ford Mustang, and while we have known for quite some time that the pony car will come with three engine options, we we’re exactly sure what those engines would be capable of—until now, that is. The official 2015 Ford Mustang power ratings have been announced, and not surprisingly, they’re even better than we first imagined they would be.
The only power outputs that we were sure of were for the 3.5-liter V6, which will come standard under the hood of the Mustang. The base engine is the only option that is neither new nor refined, so as we have been reporting, the 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft torque ratings that the six-cylinder has been able to achieve in the past will be carried over for the 2015 model year, making it the weakest of the three.
Arguably the most anticipated engine is the brand-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost, as it will be the first four-cylinder engine to be equipped in the Mustang since 1993. In the past couple of months we told you that the turbocharged engine would be able to produce just over 300 horsepower, and now that the official power ratings have been announced, those numbers are confirmed. The turbo-four will top out at 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque.
The output is quite impressive, and as it’s more powerful than the base engine, it’s likely that it will be the most popular engine option in the Mustang. That’s especially true as the turbo-four is priced less than $2,000 more than the base engine, a fact that was made known when the official 2015 Ford Mustang pricing was announced. The engine will not only be affordable, but efficient as well. As it only has four cylinders, the fuel economy ratings are expected to be higher than ever before.
Now the moment that you have all been waiting for. We’ve known for quite a while that the increasingly popular 5.0-liter V8 engine would be refined for the 2015 model year, but the automaker remained quite secretive about the output of the engine. We now know that when the Coyote V8 is equipped under the hood, it will provide the Ford Mustang with ratings of 435 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque—a slight boost from the 420 horsepower output of the past models.
Now that the official 2015 Ford Mustang power ratings have been released, just about everything that we have been waiting to hear about the upcoming, redesigned pony car is now out there. The only thing that we’re waiting to hear about is the official release date, but while you wait for that announcement to be made, we encourage you to check out the rest of the Matt Ford blog where you can find a ton of information about the 2015 Ford Mustang and a number of its newest features.
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