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2023 Ford Mustang Might Offer Two Hybrid Engines At Launch

We’ve known for some time now that the next-generation S650 Ford Mustang is on the way for the 2023 model year, and it will bring about some pretty big changes, including a possibly all-wheel drive variant and at least one hybrid version of the pony car, which was previously rumored to launch in 2025. However, as numerous automotive news sites are reporting, a LinkedIn profile for Ford engineer Pedro Maradei reveals that not one, but two 2023 Ford Mustang hybrid options could possibly be in the works.

In Maradei’s work experience, he lists that he worked on the S650 Mustang program for five months, which entailed “23MY Mustang 2.3L I4 Hybrid and 5.0L V8 Hybrid Pre-PS low and high-pressure package analysis.” Maradei previously worked on powertrain development for the current-gen S550 Mustang and has spent a total of 10 years in that department, according to his profile.

While this isn’t concrete proof that the 2023 Ford Mustang will be available with a hybrid powertrain or two, such a move wouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, Ford has invested heavily in electrification in recent years and plans to eventually electrify its entire lineup. Developing hybrid versions of its 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 and 5.0L Coyote V8 wouldn’t presumably be terribly difficult for Ford either, as both come mated to the automaker’s 10-speed automatic transmission, which already utilizes hybrid tech when paired with the existing 3.5L PowerBoost V6 available in the Ford F-150.

The F-150 PowerBoost cranks out 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque, which is significantly more than the Ford’s non-hybrid 3.5L EcoBoost V6, which produces 400 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. A similar offering for the next-gen Mustang could give it a power boost as well, which would help make up for the 10 horsepower and 10 pound-feet of torque the 5.0L Coyote V8 in the 2022 Ford Mustang GT and Mach 1 will lose as a result of tightening emissions requirements, as Ford Authority exclusively reported earlier this month.

We’ll have more on the 2023 Ford Mustang very soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. fpvfan

    5.0L V8= 450hp/420lb-ft torque
    3.5L Ecoboost regular output = 400hp/500lb-ft torque
    3.5L Powerboost = 430hp/570lb-ft torque
    3.5L High output = 450hp/510tq
    3.0L Ecoboost = 400hp/415tq
    3.0L Ecoboost Hybrid = 494hp/630lb-ft of torque
    3.5L Super high output = 660hp/550tq
    Someone please tell me the relevance of the 5.0L Coyote V8 because honestly, there is no relevance to that engine at all. Any of these V6 Ecoboost powertrains with a hybrid or a DCT would make short work of a coyote mustang, especially with AWD. The Mustang seriously just needs to drop two cylinders and and two doors and actually become relevant again. A genuine 4-door fastback coupe still RWD based but with AWD only. Make the top tier ultra high performance version electric with 800 to 1,100hp to rival Tesla if you want, who cares! Drop the 2.3L and 5.0L all together because there is no point to those two engines.

    1. Lee

      … except for the fact that they don’t need to be ‘charged’!

    2. ET

      so you want a V6 Mustang with no doors?

      1. fpvfan

        ecoboost with 4 doors

      2. fpvfan

        “drop 2 cylinders & ADD 2 doors” basically saying take a mustang, make it faster, more useable and better in every relevant way.

      3. TypoDaKhid

        Exactly what I said😂

    3. Nauticalone

      There’s the Mach E & Mach E GT for you! Many of us love the 5.0 (you can have the 2.3 also, as far as it being in the Mustang!) and the glorious sounds it makes. Now also imagine (as the story does, and hopefully Ford too) the 5.0 as a hybrid, and AWD option.

      1. fpvfan

        seeing that the majority of the powertrains I was referring to were the ecoboost powertrains, The Mach E would not be a vehicle I would pick. the point would be to make the mustang actually fast for a change, along with making it a better handling vehicle and also usable. Kind of like a Charger but without the V8, which in this case would make the mustang actually competitive seeing that the 3.5L ecoboost (and the 3.0L Hybrid ecoboost would make short work of the heavy (and pointless) coyote V8. The 3.5L ecoboost offers the same HP as the 2023 5.0L GT (450hp) but offers way more torque (510lb-ft vs the anemic 410lb-ft in the 5.0L) . As a matter of fact all of the ecoboost V6 engines offer more torque than the 5.0L V8 so you can sound as good as you want but if your that far back, you might as well have a Mach E because no one will hear you. Sound is irrelevant when you’re looking at the taillights of every 392-Hemi, or Hellcat that has stormed past. And while the sound that they make is absolutely intoxicating, they’re also actually fast. Kind of like a Camaro SS. Sounds good, actually fast, although they’re still GM so they’re still bottom ranked cars. The point is, If the mustang is going to stay around, at least make it worth while. Sound alone doesn’t mean much of anything

    4. M

      Better not to speak and have people think you are a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

  2. Robert

    Enlarge the picture of the Mustang, the driver is flipping off the photographer.

  3. Chris D.

    If you drop the Coyote, think of the ramifications it would have with Ford’s performance credo on the street and strip. No way does that crowd embrace electrification, and no way do we cede that market to our competitors still offering gas engines. Both the Coyote and Godzilla need to be produced as long as possible.

    1. fpvfan

      I do agree on the electrification, I was merely stating that the Mach E GT is way faster than a coyote mustang. At this point, the V8 is only in the mustang for sound. All of it’s ecoboost V6 engines in the 3.0L and 3.5L range offer more torque than the 5.0L V8 and with a proper drivetrain, they are faster better engines. Ford has lost that mustang sound many years ago and they’re developing better exhaust tech that can make the Ecoboost V6 sound pretty good. They haven’t fully gotten there yet but they’ve gotten better with this latest Raptor and the GT supercar. Also, look at it this way, Ford’s GT supercar did wonders for the brand and that’s an Ecoboost V6 that puts out 660hp/550tq, Imagine that with a Hybrid DCT behind it just on the strength of the fact that a hybrid system can take a 400hp/415tq 3.0L V6 to 494hp/630tq. What would it do for the Supercar variant of the 3.5L Ecoboost? Sound be darned that’s impressive power. Think of cars like the Nissan GTR and the NSX or even the new BMW M4. An American twin turbo V6 Muscle car that is shaped more like the BMW M8 Gran Coupe so it still retains the fastback shape and wide rear fenders and everything that makes it a mustang but just better all the way around.

  4. Jeremiah

    Can you bring back the square bodystyle because the knew ones look all the same just different badges. And no hybrid mustang because people like the sound of a v8. Y’all should make the 5.8w back and dual overhead cam to a 64v v8 is what I want to see

  5. Chipster

    A turbo V6 hybrid of some variety should be offered in the Mustang. The 2.3 is not necessary and the V8 is too thirsty for many folks. V6 engines get better with each new generation, so Ford needs to make the next gen Mustang with a V6 option. That way you can have plenty of power, but also great gas mileage. A hybrid Mustang with about 350-400 hp and 40 mpg is what I would buy, although a useable back seat would be nice.

  6. johnny jones



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