2020 EcoBoost High Performance Package, 330 HP / 350 LB-FT, 0-60 mid 4's [Updated With Video]

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    • 2.3L High Performance Package provides entry-level Mustang buyers the first EcoBoost® engine powered by Ford Performance to deliver a projected 330 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque – the most powerful four-cylinder sports car offered by an American automaker
    • Poised to attack at autocross, 2.3L High Performance Package adds Mustang GT brakes and Mustang GT Performance Package aerodynamics and suspension components to make it the highest-performing production four-cylinder Mustang ever
    • Initially a passion project that began with a Focus RS engine swap, the High Performance Package became a green-lit production program to strengthen Mustang’s entry-level performance offering in under 10 months – just in time for Mustang’s 55th anniversary
    DEARBORN, Mich., April 15, 2019 – Strengthening Ford’s performance reach for 2020 and just in time for the pony car’s 55th anniversary, the new 2.3L High Performance Package for the entry-level Mustang EcoBoost® creates the most powerful four-cylinder sports car offered by an American automaker. This is the result of a unique EcoBoost engine powered by Ford Performance and upgraded handling components from the Mustang GT Performance Package.

    “The Ford Performance Focus RS 2.3-liter engine is a high-revving marvel, and anyone who’s driven this EcoBoost engine instantly loves how quickly it responds and delivers power,” said Carl Widmann, Mustang chief engineer. “When our team got the chance to try this specially built engine in a Mustang, we immediately agreed, ‘We have to do this.’”

    Reminiscent of development of the original Mustang in 1964, the car began as a five-person skunkworks project in the Ford Performance garage. Following an experiment with a Focus RS engine swap, the Mustang team leveraged Ford’s quickening product development times to accelerate and complete the design-to-approval process for the 2.3L High Performance Package in under 10 months.

    Available on the entry-level Mustang EcoBoost fastback coupe or convertible models this fall, the Mustang EcoBoost package was developed to feel at home both on thrilling mountain and coastal roads and even on the most precise autocross courses thanks to its Mustang GT brakes, performance tires, and chassis and aerodynamics hardware from the Mustang GT Performance Package.

    Most powerful EcoBoost engine yet in a Mustang

    To make their project a reality, members of the Mustang team traveled to Valencia, Spain, home of the Ford Performance-tuned 2.3-liter engine, to convince plant management to build a new variant of the turbocharged four-cylinder specifically for Mustang. Then, with the Ford Performance-designed engine as a starting point, they tuned the EcoBoost to more broadly and responsively deliver a projected 330 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque achieved with premium fuel (per the SAE J1349 standard).

    Having secured production of the die-cast alloy block and high-performance cylinder head, the engineering team specified a 5 percent larger 63-millimeter twin-scroll turbo compressor and a larger radiator, then calibrated the engine to run both Ford’s 10-speed SelectShift® automatic and 6-speed Getrag manual transmission.

    The 2020 Mustang 2.3L High Performance Package is designed to run 0-60 in the mid-four-second range on premium fuel, with top speed increasing to 155 mph, a 10 mph gain over the 2019 EcoBoost Performance Package and 34 mph faster than the base EcoBoost Mustang.

    “It’s not just the horsepower gains over the standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost, it’s the broader torque curve that delivers 90 percent of peak torque between 2,500 and 5,300 rpm, which is 40 percent wider than the base EcoBoost engine,” said Widmann. “Plus, horsepower holds stronger up to the 6,500-rpm redline – enabling more usable power and torque for enthusiasts and weekend autocrossers to enjoy.”

    Helping to deliver 143 horsepower per liter, the new 2.3L High Performance Package includes a fully active quad-tip exhaust system with a signature tuned sound.

    Packed with enthusiast hardware

    The new 2020 2.3L High Performance Package feels sharp and nimble, with an aggressive road-holding stance, near-balanced 53/47 weight distribution and fully independent suspension, plus chassis and aerodynamic upgrades from the Mustang GT and its Performance Package.

    For greater steering precision, the team added an alloy strut tower brace to stiffen the chassis at the front. To improve stopping power and fade resistance, the 2.3L High Performance Package adds larger four-piston fixed calipers with 13.9-inch front rotors from Mustang GT. It features a 32-millimeter sway bar up front and a tubular 21.7-millimeter bar at the rear.

    New performance calibration tuning is applied to the electronic-controlled power steering, antilock braking, stability control and five driver-selectable drive modes. For improved cornering, a 3.55:1 limited-slip rear axle is included, plus package-specific 19x9-inch machined-face aluminum wheels and 255/40R summer tires.

    For an aggressive look, the new EcoBoost 2.3L High Performance Package includes a large black front splitter and belly pan, plus brake cooling ramps from the Mustang GT Performance Package – add-ons that also work to reduce front-end lift and improve brake cooling. A blacked-out grille with offset Mustang tri-bar pony emblem, 2.3L High Performance Package side badges and magnetic gray side mirrors and raised blade rear spoiler add to the performance look, while a unique metallic gray stripe crosses the hood.

    An engine-spun aluminum instrument panel with oil pressure and turbo boost gauges, plus a serialized dash plaque highlight the interior.

    New EcoBoost Handling Package

    Increasing lateral acceleration grip and stopping power, the available EcoBoost Handling Package includes semi-metallic brakes, specially calibrated MagneRide® dampers and a TORSEN® 3.55:1 limited-slip rear axle. Wider 19x9.5-inch premium painted aluminum wheels with 265/40R Pirelli P Zero™ Corsa4 summer tires provide traction, while a 24-millimeter solid rear sway bar, up from 21.7 millimeters, improves handling balance.

    The new EcoBoost Handling Package is available exclusively on the 2020 Mustang EcoBoost fastback coupe with the 2.3L High Performance Package with either 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission.

    New smart technology, colors and more for 2020

    FordPass Connect™, now standard on Mustang for 2020, allows owners to interact with their vehicles via a smartphone. Using FordPass Connect’s phone application, owners can locate their parked car, lock and unlock it, and check vehicle status, such as fuel, oil levels and maintenance alerts. For automatic transmission-equipped Mustang models, the system has a remote start feature. The availability of these features varies by market.

    Available SYNC® 3 with AppLink™ adds enhanced voice recognition communications, 911 Assist and two smart-charging USB ports.

    Four new Mustang colors for 2020 include Grabber Lime, Iconic Silver, Red Hot Metallic Tinted Clearcoat and Twister Orange. New 17-inch sparkle silver-painted aluminum wheels now come standard on the base 2020 Mustang EcoBoost.

    The 2020 Ford Mustang with 2.3L High Performance Package arrives at dealerships this fall.

    Performance milestones of 0-60 mph, top speed, and horsepower and torque ratings are based on using fuel as per SAE J1349 standard; actual performance may vary.


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    I'm really surprised they went with the retro styling cues.....faux gas cap, offset pony badge up front.....I honestly thought those would be for a 55th Anniversary SE!
     
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    , Ford is claiming zero-to-60-mph times in the mid-four-second range on premium fuel,

    That's faster than a 2017 GT with better gas millage :X
     
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    Well that was very uninspiring for how much it was being talked about. They basically just gave the 2.3 a revised turbo....
     
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    Interesting fender badging, retro to the 65/66 289 Hi-Po
     
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    Not faster but yes as fast as the 17 GT to 60.
     
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    Yep, I like that. A nice nod to the past. I also like the tri-bar pony badges front and rear........I'm surprised Ford went this retro, but I like it :like:
     
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    So many head scratchers here...why not the ST name, why the retro looks for a car marketed to younger people that won't want them, why 20 less hp than Focus RS, and lastly, at only 20 hp more, how many EB PP owners are actually going to want to spend the money to upgrade to this car?

    I guess this also confirms the 2020s aren't getting the refresh that was spied, I suppose that'll arrive next year.
     
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    If is mid 4 it's faster as the GT is 4.7 to 60 though the GT has higher top speed. Overall that's a big hit to guys like me that just bought 17 GT's.
     
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    Looks like it has the pp2 wheels wonder what else it borrows from it. With it being lighter than a GT it might make for a pretty nice track car.

    It would be tempting if it sounded good at all and wasn’t way more expensive than a base gt as it probably will be.
     
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    #11 17Magnetic5.0, Apr 15, 2019
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    I wouldn’t worry about it lol. The EcoBoost will never sound like the GT and those claims are probably in drag mode with launch control and the turbo somewhat spooled. So on the street I wouldn’t be worried. Plus hey if you ever get beat by one just slap on a blower or a turbo and you’re set.
     
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    You'll have to get used to it, the Hybrid one will be even faster. The GT's better sound and higher redline are going to be its main selling points in the electrified future, not its power.
     
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    So it’s pretty much as I said in the other thread - Ford put the Performance Package as a standard equipment on the Mustang EB to offer such a package, along with some other updates.

    Very nice IMO.
     
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    What can you do with the standard EB engine to get those power numbers? Isn't it relatively cheap and easy?
     
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    Whut? First time I've heard the regular Eco PP was 24 (34-10) MPH faster than a base.
     
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    Everyone seems to have missed the Ecoboost handling package. Not this guy. 3.55 Torsen, Magneride and a 24 mm (GT350R) rear bar as standard? Honestly this engine with that handling pack will be tearing it up for autocross. I'd expect it to class higher. Rear bar is plenty stiff, allowing for a stiffer front right away. It'll be quick. They had to do something given the Camaro 2.0 and V6 1LE packages.

    Too bad it'll still sound like bzzzzzzz.
     
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    Peaks, yes, but the larger turbo will allow for it to not fall on its face after 5500 rpm so badly. That was a big detractor to me for fun factor. Also warranty. Will have to wait and see what the curves look like.
     
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    EBs fall flat after 5500RPM??

    Damn it. I didn't know that.

    I'm getting ready to trade my car in on an EB PP 10SPD.
     
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    Yes, they do. Did you drive one? The A10 minimizes that, and far more noticeable with a manual or in manual mode for the auto. Maybe hold off till this package is available? Or plan for a big turbo swap lol.
     
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    Sad thing is you are not the only one. I will need to seriously consider it but I'm not sure this will even be available in Europe. And even if it's the earliest I will be able to get a hold of one will be in 2021 as my country is bottom of any order list :(
     
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