R&T: 2015 Ford Mustang Will get 2.3-liter EcoBoost in U.S., and not as base engine

Just two days after Edmunds reported that the 2015 Ford Mustang would receive Ford’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine as an Europe-only option, Road & Track has just disputed this bit of info and, according to them, “confirmed” that the U.S. will in fact get the 2.3L turbo four. Further, don’t bet on it being the base engine, either:

“Bet on the base 305-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 sticking around as the lowest-cost entry point for Mustang buyers. That means the EcoBoost is likely to come in at over 300 horsepower, as it’s unlikely Ford could otherwise sell Americans on a less powerful four-banger as an “upgrade,” despite the attendant benefits related to fuel economy. The V8 will remain the range-topper in the GT, as well it should.”

The previous rumors of an European-only 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine by Edmunds was met with mixed reactions and debate. But, if this new rumor is true, all fans (or critics) of the next Mustang receiving the Ecoboost 4 cylinder turbo should be satisfied, as this means the 2015 Mustang will offer all powertrains – a V6, Ecoboost 4 cylinder, and a 8 cylinder.

But, we now have conflicting reports on this issue from two major sources, so time will tell which is actually true.

[Source: Road & Track]