2015 Ford Mustang Gets 435HP V8, 310HP 4-Cylinder
We’ve seen Ford put the new Mustang on top of the Empire State Building. We’ve seen Ford dish out a bunch of cash for some product placement in Need For Speed. But now, finally, a new report from Road and Track tells us just how much power the 2015 Mustang actually has. Let's start with the new Ecoboost 4-cylinder. Ford managed to pull 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft torque from the peppy 2.3-liter engine. It even uses a twin-scroll turbo, which is something Ford has never done. The four-banger Mustang weighs in at 3,532 lbs. PHOTOS: See More of the 2015 Ford Mustang GT
Speaking for the V6; it loses 5 horses dropping down to 300 horsepower. That slots it just below the 4-cylinder in terms of power as well as price. Though, it keeps its 280 lb-ft of torque from 2014, which is good news, and weighs in at 3,526 lbs.
Now, let’s talk about the big, bad 5.0-liter V8 found in the GT. At 435 horsepower, the new 5.0 gets a boost of 15 horses from its predecessor. It also now has 400 lb-ft of torque, up 10 lb-ft from the previous pony car. Only problem is that it does weigh in at 3,705 lbs– up 87 lbs from 2014.
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So in general, the Mustang does get a bit of a weight gain. But good news is that the V8 and 4-cylinder are putting down some impressive figures. As for the V6, it’s still viable as a cheap alternative (considering it's less than the EcoBoost), but we’d be hard pressed to chose it over the 4-cylinder. Because turbo.
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