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Old 12-12-2013, 04:10 PM   #36
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Plus, just the word 'Turbo' will probably up the insurance cost.

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After hearing about pricing being higher than the V6 model, I have a feeling the 4 banger will not be big here in America. Sure some will sell but Europe is where the 4 banger will shine if it shines over there. For America, if one can have a 5.0 for say 3 grand more than a 4 banger, can you figure out which will the American consumer will buy? I certainly wouldn't buy a 4 banger turbo if I could have a 5.0 for similar price.

Europe is a different story but here in the good ole USA, V6 and V8's will rule sales over the 4 banger turbo's.

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Staying on point, the V6 heads are pretty scienced out and really won't pick up much in the way of porting and the cams are very expensive and require some delicate clearances with the cam followers. Thus, engine builds are going to be rare and expensive. A stroker crank to 3.750 would do wonders, but not enough demand. Single cam pushrod motors are more friendly to mods.
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Power is nice, but the V6 offers better balance. I have had my glory days with V8 power. My V6 gives me what I want and keeps up very nicely on winding roads with other Mustangs, including Shelbys. The glory of the Mustang is due to its ability to be different things to different people. I have dealt with some special engines, such as a 427 cammer, and numerous other big blocks back in the 'good old days' With technology, todays engines are a marvel, but it gets expensive.
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The v6 has one thing over the i4. It likes to rev. My car revs to 7500 rpm, probably makes close to 350 hp @7000 rpm. 320 torque@3000-5200 RPM.

I4 falls on its face high end and revs to 6k max. Sure it will make a little more torque, but the v6 powerband is broader. There is an extra 1500 rpm where the engine is making big power, the i4 does not have the ability to rev like that unless it's built up, like the turbo charged i4 in the Mercedez Benz cla 45 that has about 340 hp @6000 RPM but that pumps 23 psi of boost stock.

I've raced all kind of modded turbo 4 cylinders at the track and beat them all. I don't see why the one in the mustang will be different. I think the 5.0 will still be the motor to get if you want max power/performance.

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360 hp for the cla @ 6000 rpm.
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We don't hear about the 2015 V6 because it's the redheaded stepchild of the line up now. It's no longer the economical engine and it isn't the most powerful engine. So I guess Ford figures there's not much to say about the 3.7. Don't get me wrong, I have a V6 myself, but it isn't exactly news worthy here.
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In regards to the 3.7 it's a fantastic car ,My ex has the 12 performance package car,it handles well ,sounds killer and is really quick,my next new car might be the 6 er.

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