The LA Auto Show is less than a week away and with it, the unveiling of the 2011 Ford Mustang
engine lineup. This morning, Ford issued the first piece of
information about the new Mustang powerplants and while they have only
announced specs on the V6-this first piece of news is a step in the
right direction for the Mustang. The Duratec 3.7 and Coyote 5.0 have
been speculated engines for 2011 and with the announcement that the
3.7L V6, offering 305 horsepower is confirmed the Mustang community is
leading at a more likely chance of a 400 horsepower Mustang GT.
the meantime, anything about the 2011 Mustang GT is purely speculation
but we do know that the 2011 Ford Mustang base model will pack a 3.7L
V6 using variable camshaft timing to get competitive fuel mileage and
still offer 305 horsepower/280 ft-ft of torque. This new V6 will put
the base model Mustang 1 horsepower above the Chevrolet Camaro base
model, and just 10 horsepower behind the current Mustang GT 4.6L V8.
top of the 305 horsepower engine, the 2011 Mustang V6 models will offer
either a manual or automatic 6-speec transmission, allowing the Mustang
to yield 18/19 mpg around town and 29-30 on the highway
There is no price quote on the 2011 Mustang
base model, but if the Mustang stays in the same relative price range
Ford could steal back some of the pony car market occupied by Chevrolet
since the Camaro came back onto the market.
Check out the press release here
from Ford Motor Company, and check out my gallery below for more images
of the 3.7L V6 from the 2011 Ford Mustang. Thanks to Ford Motor
Company for the images!
Stay tuned to MustangForums.com and the Detroit Autos Examiner for more news from the 2009 LA Auto Show!