Thread: 2015 Mustang
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Old 03-13-2013, 11:18 AM   #327
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Originally Posted by Rootus View Post
I don't buy it. How many production 2.0L turbo engines make over 300hp? Plus, it isn't Ford's style to push the envelope in this area, especially on a budget pony car. I'd be less surprised to see them offer a 250hp 2.0T option, along with V6/GT/etc. If they do uncharacteristically decide to push the 2.0T up towards 300hp, I'd expect it to replace the V6 as the base.
A lot of places are saying a 2.3L 4-cylinder EcoBoost for the 2015 Mustang/Focus RS. If they can make 250+bhp for the Focus ST out of the 2.0, I don't think 300bhp with a 2.3L should be a problem, especially if they change up equipment a little or "tune" it more aggressively. If this is the case, it wouldn't be able to replace the V6 as the base engine because it would end up costing more than a base V6 ($23K right now). It would most likely slot between the base V6 and base GT at maybe the $26-27K mark (total estimation obviously).
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