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What do you think fuel efficiency will be?

Ford didn't mention this, which leads me to believe fuel efficiency will either be the same or worse than the previous gen. What do you think?

I would hope for maybe a 2-3 mpg boost for the GT, but maybe that's coming later.

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Most likely around the same for the 3.7 and 5.0 (depending on how much weight they cut), but the 2.3L should get 33-35MPG highway with 2.73 rearend, I would hope. I would want 3.31's or 3.55's if I got the 2.3L though...


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Im sorry. I must have missed something. Did you say they are making a 2.3L mustang?
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Im sorry. I must have missed something. Did you say they are making a 2.3L mustang?

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Im sorry. I must have missed something. Did you say they are making a 2.3L mustang?
Yeah. A 305 hp 2.3L mustang. I bet its just as fast as the 4.6 V8 stangs.

People act like they have never made a 4 cylinder mustang before. Who cares? They still have the V8. If putting a 4 banger in it opens it up to more customers im all for it. It means the car will continue to be produced. With CAFE standards coming this is a good thing.


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Yeah. A 305 hp 2.3L mustang. I bet its just as fast as the 4.6 V8 stangs.

People act like they have never made a 4 cylinder mustang before. Who cares? They still have the V8. If putting a 4 banger in it opens it up to more customers im all for it. It means the car will continue to be produced. With CAFE standards coming this is a good thing.
+1, I could see myself with the 2.3L, it won't sound good, but it will run pretty good I'm sure and hanlde like a dream with the weight distribution being ideal. And with a turbo, it will be very easy to make power with aftermarket tuning and support.

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If you've ever driven a mid-'80's 5.0 back-to-back with an SVO turbo 4, you'll know that a 4 cylinder Mustang can be a very good thing.

That said, I'm not going to buy one, because I want an engine that lasts 200,000 miles, and forced induction engines tend not to do that.

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Anyone test driven a 2.0 Genesis Coupe? My point is that it's arguably more fun to drive than a V6 and right up there with a V8.
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Anyone test driven a 2.0 Genesis Coupe? My point is that it's arguably more fun to drive than a V6 and right up there with a V8.
I haven't, I bet the handling is better. Power for power it's pretty close to a V6 (more linear (turbo) vs more of a curve). Matter's on your definition of fun.

Hopefully the 2.3 doesn't have the Dinky K03 in the mustang also. With 305bhp it'll be in the 250whp range still, which makes me think it'll still be the K03. You won't be able to get much more than 300WHP out of it. Atleast it'll be RWD
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theres no good reason why the GT should get less than 20 around town
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