Ford is considering "all options" for powertrains with the new Mustang; could include diesel, hybrid and electric drive
Darren Moss
9 December 2013

The new 2015 Ford Mustang could be offered with an electric powertrain, according to reports. 

Ford officials are reportedly considering offering the car with a range of diesel, hybrid and even fully electric powertrain options alongside the confirmed V6, V8 and 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engines.

Speaking to GoAuto at the new Mustang's reveal event in Australia, Ford powertrain boss Bob Fascetti said: "Given where we need to go with fuel consumption, we are looking at all our options.

"Diesel is one of those options, along with hybrids and electric."

Other ideas mooted to improve the new Mustang's fuel consumption include a new nine- or ten-speed automatic transmission, which would replace the current six-speed gearbox that will be offered with the new car.

Fascetti said there is plenty of room for powertrain customisation with the new Mustang, because of its rear-wheel drive layout: "The one beauty with this car from my point of view is that it is rear-wheel drive, and this provides so many degrees of freedom as to what we can offer, because the engines are so much narrower relative to the rest of the car when they go north-south."

 

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9 December 2013
Side view looks like a Mitsubishi Evo X. Hunky looks are gone and now it is more streamlined and sharp. Not that you want in a muscle car.

9 December 2013
Yes! Yes Yes! Been bugging me since I saw this car. From the side its obvious, it pure Evo X. Its such a shame that after all this wait they are making a car which looks ridiculously fat, and tame compared to previous Mustangs. I wonder what diesel they will use, since Ford Europe has nothing in the 300BHP range. No chance of the Cummins coming across as co2 would be through the roof. They might need to beg Jag for the V6 as it would be far to costly to create one engine for one car.

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9 December 2013
Yes! Yes Yes! Been bugging me since I saw this car. From the side its obvious, it pure Evo X. Its such a shame that after all this wait they are making a car which looks ridiculously fat, and tame compared to previous Mustangs. I wonder what diesel they will use, since Ford Europe has nothing in the 300BHP range. No chance of the Cummins coming across as co2 would be through the roof. They might need to beg Jag for the V6 as it would be far to costly to create one engine for one car.

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9 December 2013
Dear God, no...

9 December 2013
Save it for buses, vans etc...

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

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