Ford Executive Says New Mustang to get Diesel, Hybrid or Electric Powertrain

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Last week, Ford revealed the 2015 Mustang officially in the following six cities around the world simultaneously- New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Shanghai, Sydney and Dearborn, Michigan.

Now, a Ford executive has said that the new Mustang may feature a diesel, hybrid or electric powertrain.

Bob Bascetti, Ford’s global powertrain boss, told GoAuto of Australia that Ford will be going further in the quest for efficiency with the new Mustang and is now at the stage where it’s considering several alternatives.

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We’re not looking at diesel at the moment, but given where we need to go with fuel consumption we are looking at all our options,” said Bascetti, keenly pointing out, though, that “diesel is one of those options, along with hybrids and electric.”

Staying on the topic, he added that “We are turning the Mustang into a global product now so all of our options are open now… we have great diesels in Europe, we have an EcoBoost line-up in North America… so we can do almost anything.”

The entry-level Mustang will be powered by a 3.7-liter V6, which will produce at least 300 bhp and 365 Nm of torque. The Mustang will also be offered with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, which will pump out more than 305 bhp and 406 Nm of torque. The top-of-the-line engine to power the car will be the  5.0-liter V8  which will pump out 420 bhp and 528 Nm of torque.

Stay tuned to Motoroids for more dope on the 2015 Ford Mustang

 

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