We already know the next Ford Mustang, due in 2015, will be a global car for the American manufacturer. Now, Ford has confirmed the European version of the Mustang will be equipped with a 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
However, European muscle car fans can be rest assured that the heart-pumping eight-cylinder engine will still be available alongside the more fuel efficient four-cylinder, if they are happy to pay the tax man due to the high CO2 emission. Funnily enough, the four-cylinder engine isn’t available in the Mustang’s home market, the US.
As you may have guessed, the 2.3-litre four-cylinder earmarked for the European Mustang is based on the 2.0-litre turbocharged EcoBoost unit found variously in the Focus ST, Falcon and Range Rover Evoque. It suit the Mustang’s application, it will be tuned to deliver approximately 220kW (300hp).
No other details are available at this stage, but we will keep you posted.