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Ford Planning 4-Door Mustang?

Not Into SUVs? Ford Allegedly Planning A V8 Four-Door Mustang

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It could be America's answer to the Porsche Panamera.
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Fordís plans to reshuffle its entire model lineup in the United States and focus on SUVs, crossovers, and pickups are no longer a secret, but, apparently, the only car name to survive at this side of the pond, the Mustang, will have a much more important role than initially believed. Aside from the standard Mustang two-door sports car, Ford is allegedly planning to offer a four-door Mustang coupe-style sedan to its customers.

During a major meeting with dealers earlier this month, where Ford previewed the 2020 Shelby GT500, the automaker also dropped ďa few major hintsĒ about the future of the Mustang, according to Mustang 6G. The most interesting part of the presentation included information about a four-door Mustang powered by a turbo V8 engine and aimed against the Porsche Panamera, Audi A7, and the likes.

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Thatís virtually all the information we have so far, but Mustang 6G claims this is a separate vehicle from the all-electric SUV, which was announced earlier this year. It won't be named Mach1 and is set to take design cues from the current Mustang, and we even have a pretty good idea of what it could look like.

It is also reported the V8 of the still unconfirmed new Mustang will go turbocharged using technologies similar to the ones seen in the smaller EcoBoost motors. The 5.0-liter unit should adopt a twin-turbo layout with one turbocharger for each cylinder bank.

Logic tells us, if the four-door, twin-turbo Mustang receives the production green light, we will probably have to wait until the next generation Mustang arrives to see it. Also, we wouldnít rule out seeing the turbo V8 under the hood of the two-door Mustang at some point.
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The biggest problem I see with this idea is that Porsche is planning for the next gen Panamera to be electric, so hopefully the V8 nonsense gets updated to using the EV platform that should be under the new performance EV. Unless that is what the article is actually taking about. But it's Ford so who knows. Because this should be a Lincoln.
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The biggest problem I see with this idea is that Porsche is planning for the next gen Panamera to be electric.
So the next Panamera will just be a marginally bigger Taycan… not unless they plan to make the next Panamera even bigger to put a gap between the two.

My guess, if there will ever be a 4-door Mustang, it will probably have a conventional powerplant and a hybrid version.



Off-topic: Maybe Ford should have just brought back Mercury and re-brand it as an EV-only range of Ford vehicles.
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Fingers crossed.
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I have no problem with a four door Mustang to take on the A7 and Panamera. Plus the rumors of a turbo V8, wondering if that may be around 4.0 and be a replacement for the Coyote in the GT?

Definitely needs to be a Lincoln version if this comes to fruition, preferably an EV.
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4 Door with a usable rear seat, RWD platform with electric front AWD option, 10 speed auto with 2.3L GTDI with PHEV that offers both thrust and fuel economy. Sounds like a high volume winner to me. Plug in weekdays to save fuel, and use that aux power for drag racing on weekends. Whatís not to like. One can hope.
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4 Door with a usable rear seat, RWD platform with electric front AWD option, 10 speed auto with 2.3L GTDI with PHEV that offers both thrust and fuel economy. Sounds like a high volume winner to me. Plug in weekdays to save fuel, and use that aux power for drag racing on weekends. Whatís not to like. One can hope.

The car you describe is a winner. And a sure winner if share the Mustang design and style.

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Yes, a Lincoln version for sure!
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Yes, a Lincoln version for sure!
This would be prefect as an MKZ replacement, or even better a halo car
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IMO, this 4-door would be better for the Mustang image if it wasn't a Mustang. The only problem is that they couldn't sell it in Europe if it came out as a Lincoln only model. Poor Lincoln; shoved to the back burner again. There probably will be a Lincoln version but it will only be seen - again - as merely another gussied-up Ford.
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