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Old 01-14-2015, 06:50 PM   #1
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Ford Official: We Will Not Drop V8 from Future Mustangs, F-150s

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A Ford official vehemently denied a report proclaiming the death of the V8 engine in the Mustang and F-150 models after 2017.

The article from Horsepower Kings quoted an unnamed Ford representative as stating the following:

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"Ford is definitely phasing out the V8 motor altogether. CAFE and EPA are working very hard discreetly to make sure of that. There is quite a bit going on at Ford that the public is in the dark about. The impression that I am getting is that Ford wants to continue it’s V8 program, but things have (rather recently) taken a new direction, presumably from CAFE/EPA pressure in mid to late 2013."
We spoke to Ford Global Powertrain Technology Communications Manager, Paul Seredynski, who told us that there's "No basis of truth in that report".

We also asked him a few more questions about Ford's engine plans and choices...
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Old 01-14-2015, 07:18 PM   #2
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Well yeah, of course. I can't believe so many people bought into this non-story.
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This story and the other mean nothing to me. Typical political response.
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CS: Will we see a production EcoBoost V8?

PS: We do not discuss future product

This comment sums it up. The V8 is a 'current' product. What holds future will not be discussed. It can go either way. No confirm or deny.
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Yeah. I also remember reading an interview with some head of engineering from BMW when the E90 M3 was first announced (in like 2006 or so) when he said that BMW would never use turbocharged engines because that didn't fit BMW's "ultimate driving machine" corporate identity.
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CS: Will we see a production EcoBoost V8?

PS: We do not discuss future product

This comment sums it up. The V8 is a 'current' product. What holds future will not be discussed. It can go either way. No confirm or deny.
Pretty much. Corporate culture can change real quick when the bean counters are forcing efficiency numbers.

That said, and most people will disagree, I'm perfectly fine with the V8 going only to the top end cars like the GT350 and/or GT500. The way I see it, the engineers at Ford created the S550, and I am enjoying this more than any other car I have ever driven. If they can engineer an even better driving experience in 5+ years in a TT 6 cylinder, I'll enjoy the hell out of that too.

I'm relatively young and work in tech, so maybe just embracing new technology is in my nature.
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True or not for now, the end result is going to be 4's and 6's. If they do continue the V8 it makes sense they would put it in a higher end model, Mach 1, Boss, or GT 350/500
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In other news, the sky is blue. Btw the V8 has been dying for decades. Yet they just developed a new one for the GT350. Go figure.

When are they going to stop falling for that site and their never ending "unnamed sources"
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Not dropping the V8... and other things.

Hey guys, couldn't find an existing conversation about the rumor about the V8 going away.

Here is an article rebuttal from Ford RE that rumor.

http://www.carscoops.com/2015/01/for...p-v8-from.html

What I also find interesting is this part:


CS: Will we see a production EcoBoost V8?

PS: We do not discuss future product


Sounds pretty clearly like a sly way of not saying yes but not saying no but also sneaking in that EcoBoost V8 IS a future product...

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i don't really want a ecoboost v8... like the v8 is meant for a super charger... unless they want to call it an ecocharged v8....

ford would be out their damn minds to drop the v8! you think aston, jag, etc are gonna drop the v8? nope
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i don't really want a ecoboost v8... like the v8 is meant for a super charger... unless they want to call it an ecocharged v8....

ford would be out their damn minds to drop the v8! you think aston, jag, etc are gonna drop the v8? nope

Consider how much the entry price is for V8 anything in those brands
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Consider how much the entry price is for V8 anything in those brands
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ford would be out their damn minds to drop the v8! you think aston, jag, etc are gonna drop the v8? nope
Probably.

Bentley has officially stated that they intend to be the last company producing 12 cylinder engines, in anticipation of BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Ferrari, and Toyota stopping production on theirs (I think those are all the brands currently making V12's?). I'd imagine V8's will similarly disappear at some point.
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