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RUMORS SUGGESTING 2011 FORD MUSTANG TO FEATURE 3.7 LITRE V6 ENGINE
FORD MAY FINALLY BE READY TO RETIRE THE LONG SERVED 4.0 LITRE SOHC V6 FROM THE MUSTANG


When Ford finally redesigned the Mustang in 2005 and moved it off the aging Fox platform, the base V6 was bumped from the 3.8 Litre Essex V6 to the better, but still somewhat long-in-the-tooth, 4.0 Litre SOHC V6. This engine has seen lots of duty in the Ford product over its life...including my fathers 1998 Ford Explorer XLT as well as the Ford Ranger. The 4.0L is a Ford Truck Engine, has been...and always will be.

Now, with Ford's competitors namely the Chevrolet Camaro, and its 3.8L V6 producing 304 bhp...the Mustangs paltry 210 just can't compete anymore.

Mustang enthusiasts across the country have been clamoring and crying for the 4.0s retirement...and it appears that some at Ford have finally listened.

Rumors and Speculation on the 4.0 being replaced have come together in an article posted by Drew Johnson at LeftLaneNews.com.

2011 Ford Mustang to feature 3.7L V6?
06/16/2009, 1:18 PM
By Drew Johnson

Although the Ford Mustang was finally updated from its circa-1979 Fox platform in 2005, America’s favorite muscle car remained quite dated in the powertrain department. Many thought the 2010 refresh would address this problem, but the new Mustang still receives its motivation from either a 4.6L V8 or 4.0L V6.

A new 5.0L ‘Coyote’ V8 is said to be in the works for the 2011 Mustang GT, but that still leaves the question of the Mustang’s base engine. The current car’s 4.0L V6 is essentially a truck engine and dates back to the 1970s. Although that mill was sufficient when the Camaro used an equally asthmatic 3.8L V6, the new Camaro comes packing a 304 horsepower V6 capable of 29 mpg.

In order to bring the Mustang up to spec with the competition, Ford is readying a 3.7L V6 for the 2011 Mustang, according to The Mustang News. Essentially a rear-drive version of the engine used in Lincoln products, the 3.7 will generate at least 273 horsepower – a significant jump over the current car’s 210 horsepower. Moreover, it remains possible Ford could add direct-injection for the Mustang application, likely giving the six-pot over 300 horsepower.

While Ford has yet to confirm the new Mustang mill, it reportedly showed off the 3.7L to employees last week. If the rumors prove to be true, expect the pony car wars to heat up even more in the coming years.
Please, stop on by LeftLaneNews.com and check out the wonderful articles they have. They are a great resource for the latest news in the Automotive Industry.

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Wow...okay, guess I wasn't paying attention. Thanks for the clarification.

I'll correct that right now.

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