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Will You Miss The Ford Mustang V6 When It’s Gone? Community Question

As we reported earlier this week, the base Ford Mustang V6 looks to be headed for the chopping block for the 2018 model year, with the ‘Stang’s available 2.3-liter EcoBoost I4 taking over as the base engine and sole alternative to the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 in the GT model.

The EcoBoost mill is more than capable of filling in for the 3.7-liter Cyclone engine currently found in the Ford Mustang V6, producing 10 additional horsepower and 40 lb-ft more torque. However, it relies upon a turbocharger to do so, and as many a gearhead will tell you, turbochargers arguably spoil throttle response, and inarguably introduce lag during acceleration.

It also tends to weigh more than the Ford Mustang V6, although exact figures vary by transmission option.

All that considered, will you miss the Ford Mustang V6 when it goes away for the 2018 model year? Is the pony car’s new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine sufficiently palatable to power non-GT ‘Stangs all by its lonesome? Tell us how you feel in the poll below:

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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  1. Joe Yoman

    With this change base Mustang buyers will see increased costs and complexity, a surefire increase in base price, increased maintenance costs and a switch to premium fuel to achieve the rated power torque and mileage figures. And unless Ford can find ways to make the 2.3 sound and feel better NVH levels will be inferior to the V6 as will longevity.

  2. Jack Payne

    I have a Ford GTR project in the future. It a Superlite cars from Fran Hall. I would also need the transmission from the Ford GT. Is this possible?


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