Re: 2015 Ford Mustang To Get 4 Cylinder Engine
Apparently Ford didn't learn it's lessons from the 70's. The Mustang almost died during that era because Ford tried to change the Mustang's character. They even considered making a Probe based Mustang!!!! Fortunately, the Mustang loyal spoke up and the Mustang is still with us, better (read that as faster and better handling) than ever.
Ford faces the same challenge that Harley faces. Keep up with technology, improve quality, but maintain the vehicle's long established and spot on basic character.
Mustangs are not economy cars; Ford has economy covered with other models. Mustangs have always been about performance, and to me, performance means big low end torque and HP from a V8, not a turbo 4!
Although I own two V-6's, purchased for my daughters to drive to college, gas mileage was not a factor in their purchase (the girls wanted Mustangs and earned them with good grades). I did not, however, consider anything other than a Shelby GT 500 for myself.
And yes, I have owned smaller high-performance cars (GTI's) with 4 cylinder engines, but nothing beats the sound and feel of a V8 when the blower wines and the seat hits you in the back!
Please Ford, don't mess with the Mustang! Save the turbo 4-banger for the Focus.