Ford has confirmed the European version of the 2015 Mustang will be offered with a four-cylinder, 2.3-liter engine.

Ford has confirmed the European version of the 2015 Mustang will be offered with a four-cylinder, 2.3-liter engine.

We first heard about this in October when it was only a rumor but now we have confirmation from the Blue Oval company this engine will power the next-gen Mustang in Europe as an alternative to a highly-taxable V8. The eight-cylinder engine will still be available for buyers from the old continent.

The four-cylinder is based on the 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost mill inside the Focus ST but its output will increase from 250 HP (184 kW) to approximately 300 HP (220 kW) for the 2.3-liter variant, according to firm insiders.

There are slim chances of seeing this engine hit stateside where customers will probably prefer the more powerful alternative. No details right now about a specific launch date.

Special thanks to Tom for sending the tip!

2015 Ford Mustang confirmed with 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine exclusively for Europe