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Discussion in 'Community Lounge' started by westcoastGT, Apr 15, 2019 at 12:04 PM.
New ‘High Performance’ Ford Mustang muscles up four-cylinder
Thats pretty impressive!
I hope Ford has fixed their head gasket problem that they have had with this 2.3 liter engine.
The ecoboost mustang had 310 last few years, so it's not that much of an improvement.
That's the peak hp rating, supposedly sees big improvements throughout the band and into the higher rpms where previous ecoboosts sputtered out at around 4500. They claim 0-60 will improve from low 5's to mid 4's while fuel economy stays the same.
On a 0-60, this thing will run neck-n-neck with a Stinger GT.....From a 4 cylinder
I traded a 2015 Ecoboost Mustang for my Stinger and I never had a problem in 3 years. In fact I never met anyone that had an issue with the 2.3. It was only on on-line forums that I heard of problems, and many of those were heavily modified. I have talked 5.0 owners who have a ticking sound that Ford claims is normal.
With RWD I wonder if that is very realistic. However the amount of power you get from a 2.3 Ecoboost with 25-26 MPG is amazing. On a Ford Performance Tune, I got 25 MPG compared to my stinger that gets 19-21MPG.
So you figure with the wheels, suspension, stiffer chassis, tune, cylinder heads, head gasket,upgraded turbo, and block you are pretty much buying a rwd Focus RS for 35-36k+. The price is going to be really high for a RWD 4 banger. I would had not traded up for it and still happy I got the 4-door stinger with tunes coming out getting it easily to 400whp.
Peak is really just a part of the equation. The sustained power underneath that peak is the real secret in making a fast car. The Stinger Torque curve is pretty linear, but if you look at a 4-banger they rise up like a mountain peak on a graph then fall off a cliff.