2018 Ford Mustang Axes V-6 Engine Option

Last Updated: November 30, 2016By Tags: , , , , ,

According to dealer information received by Mustang , the 2018 Ford Mustang will no longer have its V-6 engine option. It was just a plan for the 3.7-liter V-6, and now it seems that Ford is officially making the Mustang’s  turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4 base engine .

A driver posted the info on the Mustang6g forums, that comes from Ford’s ordering system. As the driver says, the V-6 Mustang’s body code comes up as unavailable in the system. He suggests its discontinuing. This shouldn’t be such a big surprise as the V-6 got very few changes when the 2015 Mustang was presented. It hasn’t had updates in the years since then. The 3.7-liter V-6 makes 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque at the moment. That’s down from the 2.3-liter EcoBoost, which Ford has positioned as the improve engine with its 310 hp and 320 lb-ft.

The 10-speed automatic transmission again shows on the options list

The 10-speed automatic transmission again shows on the options list. That transmission was made by Ford and GM together. It will also be used on the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Ford F-150 Raptor, and F-150 3.5 EcoBoost models. Another thing littlebit interesting is that the new Mustang can have the MagneRide magnetorheological dampers of the Shelby GT350. Also interesting  thing is that the look  of a “Performance Package 2,” which comes in supplement to the GT Performance Package that already exist. There are no information on what this package involves. It could be Ford’s answer to the Chevy Camaro’s high-performance 1LE package.

New colors sre Orange Fury, Royal Crimson, and Kona Blue. Sadly, Grabber Blue, which returned only for last year.

A Ford representative wasn’t able to confirm the info. He only said that there will be more information on the 2018 Ford Mustang closer to launching.

Go and check out the whole ordering guide over at Mustang6g to find out what could be in store for the fresh pony car.

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