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Well MPT tuning announced on there facebook page they will be purchasing the 15 Mustang EB4 with performance pack.
So tuning will not be an issue, no worries there.

Almost makes me want to purchase one myself, but I have to much money in my car and its half way paid off. I'd be better off just going FI on the ole 3.7 V6. But if I was stock or in the market for a Stang I'd be all over the new EB4.

I had a GM LNF 2.0 4 cylinder eco turbo powered car that was rated 260 hp 265 tq from the factory. With simple bolts ons and tune I was 300 whp / 320 wtq, with an upgraded factory stage 2 turbo, retune, clutch I got up to 340 whp /360 wtq. I went from 260 tq/265wtq to 340 whp/ 360 wtq without even cracking the engine open.

If ford builds a half way strong engine and there are tuners and aftermarket, there should be no reason not to be able to hit 400 whp in the 2.3 EB 4
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Welcome there SouthernCyclone.

Ford Focus RS had 2.5 L EcoBoost engine with 305HP. That engine with just ecu tune gave 350 HP. Few intake/exhaust mods + ecu and people were able to hit 400 HP. In power we trust, brother.
 

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That's a relief because it seems like it took forever to get the SHO and EB F-150 tuned after they came out.
 

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Welcome there SouthernCyclone.

Ford Focus RS had 2.5 L EcoBoost engine with 305HP. That engine with just ecu tune gave 350 HP. Few intake/exhaust mods + ecu and people were able to hit 400 HP. In power we trust, brother.
The engine in the RS was completely different and not an Ecoboost. It was a Volvo based 5 pot engine.
 

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Does anyone else have any concern or hesitation about this ecoboost just based on the fact that its unproven? By unproven I mean, im the kind of person whos going to do my due diligence when making large purchase. Ill read reviews and get a general concensus before leaping in and making a choice. At this point in the game, Ford hasnt allowed anyone to drive the car aside from a few test runs in the passenger seat. With the 5.0 a proven beast, would anyone else here be reserved and cautious on the 2.3, or do we trust Ford on this one and go for it?

Please all opinions help?
 

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For me, I would purchase the EB even though it's unproven. Ford has proven the car on their own terms during research and development. I'm certain the motor has thousands upon thousands of hours of testing.
 

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Does anyone else have any concern or hesitation about this ecoboost just based on the fact that its unproven? By unproven I mean, im the kind of person whos going to do my due diligence when making large purchase. Ill read reviews and get a general concensus before leaping in and making a choice. At this point in the game, Ford hasnt allowed anyone to drive the car aside from a few test runs in the passenger seat. With the 5.0 a proven beast, would anyone else here be reserved and cautious on the 2.3, or do we trust Ford on this one and go for it?

Please all opinions help?
Unproven? Ford has been building four-cylinder Ecoboost engines since the 2.0 EB showed up in the 2008 Ford Explorer America Concept and the 1.6EB appeared in the 2009 Lincoln C Concept. As of September of 2013, Ford had built 2 Million EcoBoost Engines.

These engines have been raced in the British Formula Ford Championship and for the past couple of seasons in the World Rally Championship series.

The 2.3EB does have some unique features, but the basic engine architecture is common to all Ecoboost Fours.
 

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Unproven? Ford has been building four-cylinder Ecoboost engines since the 2.0 EB showed up in the 2008 Ford Explorer America Concept and the 1.6EB appeared in the 2009 Lincoln C Concept. As of September of 2013, Ford had built 2 Million EcoBoost Engines.

These engines have been raced in the British Formula Ford Championship and for the past couple of seasons in the World Rally Championship series.

The 2.3EB does have some unique features, but the basic engine architecture is common to all Ecoboost Fours.

+1, just because it's new to the Mustang doesn't mean it's a new engine.
 

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So I don't remember where I saw it, but is there a possible 2.7 coming to the 4 cylinder later this year?

Also, what do you think the odds are that they are slating one of the 2.7 or 3.5 EB V6 to the Mustang?
 

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So I don't remember where I saw it, but is there a possible 2.7 coming to the 4 cylinder later this year?
No

Also, what do you think the odds are that they are slating one of the 2.7 or 3.5 EB V6 to the Mustang?
Maybe in 2017 when the new gearboxes come, but definitely not any sooner. They don't homologate car/engine combinations just to drop them within a year. The 2.3 EB will stay no matter what and Ford replacing the current V6 or all together dropping it will probably depend on how sales figures turn out now the 2.3 EB is here.
 

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Maybe in 2017 when the new gearboxes come, but definitely not any sooner. They don't homologate car/engine combinations just to drop them within a year. The 2.3 EB will stay no matter what and Ford replacing the current V6 or all together dropping it will probably depend on how sales figures turn out now the 2.3 EB is here.
Thanks Eric...just makes my purchase of a EB more solidified now. Didn't want to get one and then they drop a better EB later this year or the V6 EB next year.
 

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So I don't remember where I saw it, but is there a possible 2.7 coming to the 4 cylinder later this year?

Also, what do you think the odds are that they are slating one of the 2.7 or 3.5 EB V6 to the Mustang?
The 2.7 is a six cylinder that will be in the F-150. I won't be surprised if it shows up with 350+ hp after the next Camaro comes out.
 

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The 2.7 is a six cylinder that will be in the F-150. I won't be surprised if it shows up with 350+ hp after the next Camaro comes out.
Yah I wouldn't be surprised either...maybe in 2016-17.
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