While i wouldn't mind Ford making the base engine as 180kw i don't think it will happen. I'm guessing more in the lines of 165kw-168kw for the base engine and XR6's will have the 180kw and perhaps the Turbo will be anyones guess. :s6:
Good point raising this topic though, as Ford have kept 157kw baseline engine since 1994. As i've mentioned the 157kw was a rocket back then compared to others, but now since we have 163kw magna's it seems it's in line with the pack.
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