To satisfy the desire for power by enthusiasts while meeting global fuel economy and emissions regulations, Ford is offering — for the first time ever — the sixth-gen Mustang with an EcoBoost engine. In the 2015 Mustang, the 2.3 liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine makes somewhere in the vicinity of 305 horsepower while delivering more torque and higher fuel economy than the base 3.7 liter Duratec V6. That much you already know.
But this might be news: on average, EcoBoost engines produce 15 percent less carbon gas emissions while attaining an estimated 20 percent increase in fuel efficiency compared to non-EcoBoost models. In fact, a Ford with an EcoBoost engine is seen as an environmentally-friendly alternative to a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle such as the Fusion Energi, while being lighter on the bank account. But that doesn’t mean that we should discount the possibility of a hybrid, or even electric Mustang.
According to Australia’s GoAuto, Ford is open to offering a Mustang with a diesel, hybrid, or all-electric powertrain sometime in the future. A 9- or 10-speed automatic transmission instead of the current 6-speed is also being considered. That means that the sixth iteration of the Mustang could be a very efficient one.
Additionally, the 2015 Ford Mustang was specifically engineered to meet safety and emissions regulations in countries all over the world , as it will be the first Mustang sold globally. In that regard, the new pony hopes to not only appeal to a global audience, but to become the top-selling sports car manufacturer worldwide — a position occupied by Chevy’s revamped Camaro for the past three years in a row.