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Ford announces power outputs for all-new Mustang
Article 56 - Posted 01 September 2014 - Post a comment

Ford Motor Company recently revealed power outputs and performance details for the all-new Ford Mustang at its Go Further event in Sandton.

The all-new Ford Mustang, equipped with the new 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine, will offer 228kW and 440Nm of torque, while the Mustang equipped with a muscular 5.0-litre V8 engine will generate 320kW with 536Nm of torque. Both engine options will be made available to customers in South Africa when the all-new Mustang goes on sale late next year. Ford also announced at Go Further that order books for the new Mustang officially open in January 2015. In addition to the two engine offerings the all-new Mustang will also offer fully independent front and rear suspension, and an advanced lightweight body structure with extensive, high-strength steel and aluminium components for excellent ride and handling. Ford South Africa will announce at a later date final specification and details for all-new Mustang models for South Africa. According to Ford, as global motoring icon with nine million sold since first launched in 1964, Mustang is the world’s most-liked vehicle on Facebook with more than seven million fans and has made more than 3,200 appearances in film and on TV.

Advanced engine technology

“The new 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine delivers the healthy output Mustang drivers expect, regardless of the car’s speed,” said Scott Makowski, EcoBoost powertrain engineering manager. “It delivers where a Mustang driver expects it to - with a broad, flat torque curve and great drivability under any conditions.” The newest member of Ford’s global EcoBoost engine family, the 2.3-litre continues to take advantage of state-of-the-art technologies including direct fuel injection, twin independent variable camshaft timing and turbocharging. With a compact engine generating nearly 100kW per litre and more than 188Nm of torque per litre ensuring engine durability was critical.

The Mustang EcoBoost engine will withstand the added stresses with:

  • Forged-steel crankshaft
  • Piston-cooling jets
  • Steel piston ring carriers
  • Premium bearing materials
  • Upgraded valve seat materials
  • Forged-steel connecting rods
  • High-pressure diecast aluminium cylinder block with ladderframe bearing caps
  • Deep-sump, diecast aluminium oil pan

The 5.0-litre V8 delivers a host of features that help it breathe, especially at higher engine speeds. Getting air into the cylinders and exhaust out is key to generating more power and torque from any engine, and that has been the focus in the development of this V8, which features:

  • Larger intake valves
  • Larger exhaust valves
  • Revised intake camshafts
  • Revised exhaust camshafts
  • Stiffer valve springs ensure valves close completely at high rpm
  • New cylinder head casting - revised ports provide straighter path to the valves for less restrictive intake and exhaust flow; combustion chamber modifications accommodate larger valves
  • Sinter forged connecting rods are lighter and more durable for high-rpm operation
  • Redesigned piston tops - deeper cutouts clear the new larger valves
  • Rebalanced forged crankshaft to support higher-rpm operation
  • Independent suspension and lightweight body for sharper reflexes.
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