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This is a discussion on More Powerful EcoBoost Engine Coming To 2020 Ford Mustang within the Off-Topic forums, part of the Focus RS Forums category; by Mircea Panait, 5 April 2019 As you’re already aware, Ford is working on a souped-up Mustang EcoBoost for the 2020 model year. The block, ...

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    More Powerful EcoBoost Engine Coming To 2020 Ford Mustang

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    by Mircea Panait, 5 April 2019

    As you’re already aware, Ford is working on a souped-up Mustang EcoBoost for the 2020 model year. The block, cylinder head castings, and engine tune are expected to differ from the current engine, bridging the gap between the EcoBoost we all know and love and the 5.0-liter Coyote V8.

    Hearsay on Ford forums suggests that the hi-po Mustang with the 2.3-liter turbo four-cylinder engine will be showcased at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The best we can do until the doors open on April 19th is to hang on tight and hope for the best.

    “Wait a minute. Didn’t the Focus RS feature this engine with more suck-squeeze-bang-blow than the pony car?” We’re inclined to think that Ford will Focus RS-ify the Mustang EcoBoost too, leveling up to 350 horsepower or thereabouts compared to 310. As if that wasn’t enough, 350 pound-feet of torque doesn’t sound bad at all for this displacement.

    As ever, the ten-speed SelectShift automatic transmission is expected as an optional extra priced at $1,595. Future customers going for the six-speed manual should know the rev-matching feature is exclusive to the Coyote, which pumps out 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.

    For even better performance where it matters, the EcoBoost Performance Package adds a lot of go-faster goodies for an additional $2,495 over the MSRP of the 2019 model year. Starting with the 3.55 Torsen limited-slip rear axle, the ‘Stang also gets 19-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in 255/40 summer tires, a black strut-tower brace, heavy-duty front springs, larger brake rotors with four-piston calipers, larger radiator, an upsized rear sway bay, “unique chassis tuning,” and “unique EPAS, ABS, and Stability Control tuning.”

    We’re still disappointed in the Active Noise Control that feeds fake engine sounds in the cabin, but hey, there’s a way to shut off the system. Gently pull the headliner down at the rear glass, unplug the ANC, and you’re done!

    On an ending note, will Ford revive the SVO nameplate for the hi-po Mustang EcoBoost? That would be an interesting choice given the Mustang SVO from 1984 through 1986, which came with a four-cylinder turbo and a displacement of 2.3 liters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
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    by Mircea Panait, 5 April 2019

    As you’re already aware, Ford is working on a souped-up Mustang EcoBoost for the 2020 model year. The block, cylinder head castings, and engine tune are expected to differ from the current engine, bridging the gap between the EcoBoost we all know and love and the 5.0-liter Coyote V8.

    Hearsay on Ford forums suggests that the hi-po Mustang with the 2.3-liter turbo four-cylinder engine will be showcased at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The best we can do until the doors open on April 19th is to hang on tight and hope for the best.

    “Wait a minute. Didn’t the Focus RS feature this engine with more suck-squeeze-bang-blow than the pony car?” We’re inclined to think that Ford will Focus RS-ify the Mustang EcoBoost too, leveling up to 350 horsepower or thereabouts compared to 310. As if that wasn’t enough, 350 pound-feet of torque doesn’t sound bad at all for this displacement.

    As ever, the ten-speed SelectShift automatic transmission is expected as an optional extra priced at $1,595. Future customers going for the six-speed manual should know the rev-matching feature is exclusive to the Coyote, which pumps out 460 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.

    For even better performance where it matters, the EcoBoost Performance Package adds a lot of go-faster goodies for an additional $2,495 over the MSRP of the 2019 model year. Starting with the 3.55 Torsen limited-slip rear axle, the ‘Stang also gets 19-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in 255/40 summer tires, a black strut-tower brace, heavy-duty front springs, larger brake rotors with four-piston calipers, larger radiator, an upsized rear sway bay, “unique chassis tuning,” and “unique EPAS, ABS, and Stability Control tuning.”

    We’re still disappointed in the Active Noise Control that feeds fake engine sounds in the cabin, but hey, there’s a way to shut off the system. Gently pull the headliner down at the rear glass, unplug the ANC, and you’re done!

    On an ending note, will Ford revive the SVO nameplate for the hi-po Mustang EcoBoost? That would be an interesting choice given the Mustang SVO from 1984 through 1986, which came with a four-cylinder turbo and a displacement of 2.3 liters.

    https://www.autoevolution.com/news/m...g-133535.html#
    I'm all for a new SVO Mustang having owned over 20 of them in my lifetime but only if they do it right. Not just an EcoBoost but a Special Edition one...400hp sounds like a nice start!

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    Head gasket??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Head gasket??????
    If my experience with the evolution of production motors means anything then it wont be an issue. I suspect a further improvement in the HG which hopefully will be good for us RS owners as it will probably be backward compatible.

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    I drove the current Ecoboost and it's goddamn weird. The throttle is close to light switch, so it feels like the car is made of horsepower until you realize that 50% pedal = 90% torque. And then the motor falls flat on its damn face at 4500 rpm. I can 100% see people who don't know cars driving it and being super impressed with how badass the base model feels. Fits perfectly with the market segment but man I was not thrilled with how they dialed that car in.

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    i remember Ford stating during the development videos that the Mustang team wouldn't help them saying they couldn't get anymore hp/tq from the engine,, Team RS went and did it anyway, then the mustang team got jealous and said they wanted the RS engine in the Mustang
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    Quote Originally Posted by Promit View Post
    I drove the current Ecoboost and it's goddamn weird. The throttle is close to light switch, so it feels like the car is made of horsepower until you realize that 50% pedal = 90% torque. And then the motor falls flat on its damn face at 4500 rpm. I can 100% see people who don't know cars driving it and being super impressed with how badass the base model feels. Fits perfectly with the market segment but man I was not thrilled with how they dialed that car in.
    This is common in modern turbo cars. they use smaller turbo's to avoid turbo lag and put the torch down low in the rpm range. This is great for automatics driving around town, but gets frustrating is one is pushing the car to it's fast limits.

    I think the 2.0 liter camaro had, and may still have a 7000 rpm redline, but all the mags said to just shift at something like 5000 rpm because there was nothing above that.

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    I'm really looking forward to this Mustang even though I'm sure it'll depreciate like a rock if it doesn't have a unique title. My only hope is it has a killer and track ready suspension. Then I'm sold.
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