The 2024 Ford Mustang is expected to represent the first model year of the S650 generation, an era that may possibly introduce some revolutionary changes into the pony car lineup. As Ford Authority previously reported, it appears the cabin is slated to receive a substantial redesign that may end up being quite radical, as the Mustang has featured a relatively traditional center stack for many years. That said, it will remain similar to its predecessors in other areas though, as the lineup isn’t adopting any type of all-wheel drive setup whatsoever. On a similar note, sources have now explained to Ford Authority that the upcoming model isn’t expected to switch things up on the powertrain front either, as the muscle car will launch with carryover engines, namely the Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost and Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote.
Whether or not the 2024 Ford Mustang lineup will mimic the current model’s horsepower and torque ratings for both engines is unclear at the moment, but at minimum the upcoming pony car should have at least 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque under its hood, thanks to the 2.3L EcoBoost. That horsepower figure is bumped up to 330 with the optional High Performance Package, which is available on the EcoBoost and EcoBoost Premium trims. As Ford Authority exclusively reported, both GT and GT Premium trims, in addition to the Mach 1, now feature reduced horsepower and torque ratings as a result of more stringent environmental regulations. On GT and GT Premium, output is now rated at 450 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, while the Mach 1 makes do with 470 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque.
This latest tidbit of information puts to rest any idea that the 2024 Ford Mustang will launch with hybrid variants of both engines, although they might arrive at a later date. Either way, we know that the V8 isn’t heading off into the sunset anytime soon, and adding electrification may be one way it can remain in the lineup amid Ford’s massive EV pivot. In any event, next generation Ford Mustang is set to enter production at the Ford Flat Rock plant in 2023 for what is now being labeled as an eight year run. As Ford Authority detailed not too long ago, that rough timeline has been confirmed by a Ford representative, who stated that the upcoming model slated to launch later on in 2023.