2024 Ford Mustang Engines: Everything We Know

Ford has not launched closing energy and torque figures for both the two.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder and 5.0-liter V-8 supplied within the 2024 Mustang. A disgrace, though we suspect that these numbers are being decided and might be launched nearer to the beginning of manufacturing. Still, there’s so much to speak about with what is going on on beneath the hood of the brand new S650 Mustang.

The V-8

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The new Mustang debuts the fourth technology of Ford’s beloved 5.0-liter Coyote V-8. Introduced for the 2011 mannequin 12 months, the large change for this Coyote is a brand new consumption with twin 80mm throttle our bodies. “By doing that, you pump much more air into the system, you may have a a lot better gas ratio, so much much less losses within the system, so the texture within the car could be very visceral,” says Eddie Kahn, car engineering supervisor for the brand new Mustang.

For the common GT, many of the internals carry over from the earlier Mustang, however the Dark Horse trim will get stronger camshafts and solid pistons and rods from the mighty Shelby GT500. Both variations on 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 circulate. The exhaust camshaft additionally will get an extended period to assist get out all the extra air coming in by the dual throttle our bodies.

At the downtown Detroit reveal occasion for the Mustang, Ed Krenz, chief engineer for the automobile, mentioned that the GT will provide greater than 480 hp, whereas Ford is concentrating on 500 hp for the Dark Horse. Krenz, chief engineer for the Mustang advised R&T that “we’re nonetheless making an attempt to squeeze as a lot out of it as we are able to.”

The EcoBoost

While the 5.0-liter V-8 is definitely essentially the most thrilling of the 2 Mustang engines, the bottom EcoBoost four-cylinder is essential. This is a brand new unit that can doubtless discover its method into different longitudinal-engine Ford fashions within the close to future. “We just about overhauled all the engine,” says Kahn.

Like the V-8, the EcoBoost advantages from a brand new dual-fuel system with each port and direct injection 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-gas recirculation programs for decrease emissions.

“It’s necessary to maintain the EcoBoost within the base automobile to maintain issues inexpensive and attainable,” Krenz says. “So the query of why not a hybrid or no matter? Affordability. It’s crucial that it is accessible. It’s all the time been the Mustang method, proper?”

As with the V-8, Ford supplied no particular energy figures, though Krenz tells us the aim right here was to beat the gas economic system and emissions efficiency of the earlier 2.3-liter with no sacrifice in efficiency. For reference, the EcoBoost within the previous-generation Mustang gives 310 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, with the ability output rising to 330 hp in Performance Pack fashions.

The Transmissions

Can we actually discuss engines with out gearboxes? It appears incorrect. The 2024 Mustang will get three of them—two six-speed manuals and a 10-speed automated. Both the manuals are carryovers, with the Getrag unit supplied in GT fashions, whereas the Dark Horse will get upgraded to the Tremec first launched on the Shelby GT350 and supplied on the Mach 1. The automated is the Ford’s acquainted 10-speed, launched with the face-lifted Mustang of 2018, with new management electronics. Notably, it is the one transmission supplied with the EcoBoost, because the take charge for handbook four-cylinder Mustangs was pretty low.

The Future

It appears that based mostly on Krenz’s feedback to us, the S650 technology Mustang will not get a hybrid variant as was as soon as deliberate. Given Ford’s ever-expanding and standard EV lineup, the corporate most likely would not have to construct a hybrid Mustang, as these EVs preserve its Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) numbers low. “We’ve already obtained electrification lined with the Mach-E, and so forth [Ford CEO] Jim Farley has mentioned in interviews, that automobile lets us do that,” Krenz notes.

Surely there might be hotter V-8s courtesy of Ford Performance, and for the reason that S650 is actually a revised model of the S550, there’s loads of room beneath the hood for a supercharger.

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