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New Mustang , 330 HP and 350 lb of Torque from a 4 Banger

Discussion in 'Community Lounge' started by westcoastGT, Apr 15, 2019 at 12:04 PM.

  1. DaBears4Lyfe

    DaBears4Lyfe United States 1000 Posts Club!

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    Thats pretty impressive!
     
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  2. Stephen Brubaker

    Stephen Brubaker United States Member

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    I hope Ford has fixed their head gasket problem that they have had with this 2.3 liter engine.
     
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  3. Ucinn

    Ucinn United States 1000 Posts Club! Sustaining Member

    The ecoboost mustang had 310 last few years, so it's not that much of an improvement.
     
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  4. mandasol

    mandasol United States Active Member

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    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.
     
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  5. MisterMac

    MisterMac United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    On a 0-60, this thing will run neck-n-neck with a Stinger GT.....From a 4 cylinder
     
  6. Guardstang

    Guardstang United States Newish Member

    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.
     
  7. Regs120

    Regs120 United States Member

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    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.
     
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