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A Look Under the Hood of the All-New 2015 Ford Mustang

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The News Wheel takes a look inside the 420 horsepower 5.0-liter V8.

A lot has been said regarding the completely redesigned exterior of the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang, and rightfully so, but what makes a Mustang a Mustang is not aggressively sculpted side panels or a sleek new front grille (can you tell we like it?); it’s what is under the hood.  Let’s take a look at the 2015 Ford Mustang engine options.

2015 Ford Mustang engine

What would a Mustang be without a high-performing V8?  Ford outfitted the 2015 Mustang with an available 5.0-liter V8 that pumps out an immense 420 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. or torque.  To achieve those performance figures, Ford engineered the new V8 with larger intake and exhaust valves, enhanced camshafts, and stiffer valve springs among other upgrades.

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Despite the almost gaudy output of the V8, a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine is garnering most of the attention as far as powertrains go in the 2015 Mustang.  Now, if you’re thinking a 2.3-liter engine isn’t large enough for the next generation of the iconic pony car, give us a chance to explain.

Ford outfitted the 2015 Mustang with an available 5.0-liter V8 that pumps out an immense 420 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. or torque.

This revolutionary engine employs turbocharging and direct-injection to generated a projected 305-plus horsepower and 300-plus lb.-ft. of torque, and although EPA estimates have yet to be released, Ford predicts that the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine will return best-in-class fuel economy.

“This EcoBoost engine delivers the healthy output that Mustang drivers expect regardless of the speed,” said Scott Makowksi, EcoBoost powertrain engineering manager, in a press release. “This EcoBoost engine might be small in displacement, but it delivers where a Mustang driver expects it with a broad, flat torque curve and great driveability under any conditions.”

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Which 2015 Ford Mustang engine would you choose: the 5.0-liter V8 or the 2.3-liter EcoBoost?  Let us know in the comments below!

  • Duke

    2.3 all the way! V8’s are nothing but boat anchors these days. They are a analog clock in a digital age. Name one 18 wheeler with a V8! You can’t! They are not necessary anymore. Ford has brought back a legend, and I hope it here to stay!


    i have a 1988 turbo coupe 5 speed enough said . ps. will welcome the 2.3 lighter front end awsome handling again enough said 53,000 mlles odo

  • Derrick

    It depends on where you’re going to put the Stang..If on a race track, you’ll going to need a 5.0 for serious drag racing. If for everyday commute and pleasure driving, then a 2.3 eco boost makes more sense…who needs all that power for merging in the traffic?

  • Dave

    The 5.0 liter all the way. The King of the Muscle cars must always have a performance edge. Earlier posts claiming in their expert opinions that V8’s are dead know very little about the heritage of the Mustang or the technological advances of the Coyote engine. It has been claimed that the coming Coyote engine for the 2015 Mustang will produce around 475hp from it’s 5.0liter normally aspirated displacement.
    There is nothing old school or dinosaur about this. The coming 5.0 liter heart of the 2015 Mustang will provide the performance that many buyers with a heart beat will demand!

  • David

    I would choose the 2.3T all day, if it would be in a 2015 Thunderbird 😉