Ford removed the 2.3-liter engine from the Mustang. Available only with the V8

Ford removed the 2.3-liter engine from the Mustang. Available only with the V8

Due to low sales, Ford has removed the 2.3-liter Ecoboost engine from the Mustang from the European market . The engines produced 310 horsepower with 475 Nm of torque and now the Mustang is only available in the GT version with the 5.0-liter V8 engine producing 460 hp with 569 Nm of torque.

The V8 engine is combined with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 10-speed automatic transmission, with the Mustang GT with the manual transmission starting at € 63,706, while the automatic starts at € 63,560.

Ford removed the 2.3-liter engine from the Mustang. Available only with the V8

Despite being the best-selling sports car in Europe and the world in recent years, it seems that not all versions of the Ford Mustang enjoyed the same acceptance, because today we have discovered thanks to the American press that the Ford Mustang EcoBoost has disappeared from the brand’s catalog in Europe.

Although the Ford Mustang is arguably the best-selling model in its segment in countless markets around the globe, it appears that its base version was the least sought after in Europe. What is the most curious, then that was precisely the one that had been developed expressly for this market. V8 coupes have never had much weight in the more economical sports segment. We have to climb some steps in the market and exceed € 100,000 to find models with these characteristicsTherefore, in theory, the variant of the Ford Mustang that should have the most acceptance in Europe was the one equipped with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine.

This block is also the same that we could find in other sports of the brand in Europe, such as the Ford Focus RS and the latest Ford Focus ST. This 2.0-liter 4-cylinder block delivered 290 hp under the hood of the Mustang on the European market compared to the 314 hp of the US-specs version. This version started at € 41,000 in its Coupé variant with manual transmission since its last update in 2018.

Interestingly, this version it only accounted for 15% of the model’s sales in EuropeHence, Ford has decided to eliminate the Mustang EcoBoost from its catalog in markets such as Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, France or Spain, among others.

New range 2021

If we go into the brand configurator in our market, the only versions available are the Ford Mustang GT and the Ford Mustang Mach 1, both equipped with the 5.0-liter Coyote V8. The convertible body variant is still available, but only in conjunction with the 8-cylinder engine.

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