Ford hasn’t launched last energy and torque figures for both the two.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder and 5.0-liter V-8 supplied within the 2024 Mustang. Too dangerous, although we suspect these numbers are being decided and shall be introduced nearer to the beginning of manufacturing. Nonetheless, there’s a lot to speak about what is going on on below the hood of the brand new S650 Mustang.
The brand new Mustang debuts with the fourth technology of Ford’s beloved 5.0-liter Coyote V-8. Launched for the 2011 mannequin 12 months, the massive change for this Coyote is a brand new consumption with twin 80mm throttle our bodies. “With that, you are pumping much more air into the system, you have received a significantly better gas ratio, loads much less loss within the system, so the sensation within the car could be very visceral,” says Eddie Kahn, car engineering supervisor for the brand new Mustang.
For the common GT, a lot of the internals carry over from the earlier Mustang, however the Darkish Horse trim will get beefier camshafts and cast pistons and rods from the mighty Shelby GT500. Each variations of the brand new 5.0 get a brand new metal oil pan designed to cut back windage losses and a brand new left-side exhaust manifold to extend stream. The exhaust camshaft additionally will get an extended period to assist get all the additional air coming in via the twin throttle our bodies.
On the Mustang unveiling occasion in downtown Detroit, Ed Krenz, the automotive’s chief engineer, stated the GT will supply greater than 480 hp, whereas Ford is concentrating on 500 hp for the Darkish Horse. Krenz, chief engineer for the Mustang stated R&T that “we’re nonetheless making an attempt to squeeze as a lot out of it as we will.”
Whereas the 5.0-liter V-8 is definitely the extra thrilling of the Mustang’s two engines, the bottom EcoBoost four-cylinder is essential. This can be a new unit that can doubtless discover its means into different longitudinal engine Ford fashions within the close to future. “We overhauled the complete engine,” says Kahn.
Just like the V-8, the EcoBoost advantages from a brand new dual-fuel plug-and-direct injection system, and the compression ratio is as much as 10.6:1 from 9.5:1. There’s additionally a brand new digital wastegate for the twin-scroll turbocharger, a Mustang first, and new air induction and exhaust gasoline recirculation techniques for decrease emissions.
“It is essential to maintain the EcoBoost within the base automotive to maintain issues accessible and inexpensive,” Krenz says. “So the query is why not a hybrid or no matter?”
As with the V-8, Ford did not supply particular energy figures, although Krenz tells us the aim right here was to beat the earlier 2.3-liter’s gas economic system and emissions efficiency with out sacrificing efficiency. For reference, the EcoBoost within the previous-generation Mustang presents 310 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, with output rising to 330 hp on Efficiency Pack fashions.
Can we actually speak about motors with out gearboxes? It appears mistaken. The 2024 Mustang will get three of them—two six-speed manuals and a 10-speed computerized. Each manuals are carryovers, with the Getrag unit supplied within the GT fashions, whereas the Darkish Horse upgrades to the Tremec first launched on the Shelby GT350 and supplied on the Mach 1. The automated is Ford’s acquainted 10-speed, launched with a facelift for the 2018 Mustang , with new management electronics. Notably, it is the one transmission supplied with the EcoBoost, because the take fee for handbook four-cylinder Mustangs was fairly low.
The longer term
It seems that primarily based on Krenz’s feedback to us, the following technology S650 Mustang won’t be getting a hybrid variant as as soon as deliberate. Given Ford’s ever-expanding and standard lineup of EVs, the corporate in all probability would not want to provide a hybrid Mustang, since these EVs maintain company common gas economic system (CAFE) numbers low. “We have already received electrification coated by the Mach-E, and the way [Ford CEO] “Jim Farley has stated in interviews that the automotive permits us to do this,” Krentz notes.
There’s positive to be a warmer V-8 courtesy of Ford Efficiency, and for the reason that S650 is actually a revised model of the S550, there’s loads of room below the hood for a supercharger.