Having seen the all-new 2015 Mustang and gotten the basic lowdown on Ford’s new pony, we’re moving on to the next stage in our sixth-gen Stang relationship: the details. One of these is that the new and optional 2.3 liter EcoBoost turbo inline-four found in the sixth-generation Mustang utilizes a turbocharger supplied by Honeywell Turbo Technologies.
Specifically, it’s the GT22 twin-scroll turbo that enables the sixth-gen ‘Stang to increase air flow and improve the aerodynamics in the compressor wheel while delivering an enhanced center housing and rotor design to minimize oil leakage. All that engineering wizardry enables the boosted four-banger to make more than an impressive 305 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque — more power and better fuel economy than the 3.7 liter V6 Duratec found in the base Mustang.
To note, the 2.3 liter EcoBoost motor found in the 2015 Mustang is the same unit available in the 2015 Lincoln MKC compact crossover, meaning that the turbocharger is also the same. Additionally, Ford has had a long-standing relationship with Honeywell Turbo, sourcing turbos for its 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost unit found in the Taurus SHO (Police Interceptor), Explorer Sport, and Lincoln MKS and MKT equipped with the 3.5L EcoBoost engine.
Stay tuned as we learn more specifics about the 2015 ‘Stang.