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Old 11-21-2016, 09:58 AM   #1
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V6 engine to be eliminated for 2018 Mustang.

I think this is a mistake on Ford's part.....but maybe they are still looking at the V6 EcoBoost engine. A 400 HP twin turbo would be a NICE "middle" engine, don't you think?

The 2018 Ford Mustang May Not Have A V6 Option At All: Report
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not a surprise IF it's true (I believe it) I've mentioned b4 that I think the 3.7 is only in the Stang and the 3.5 is the corperate V6. I wonder why they are not using that instead...the price and performance are very close (4 & 6) I don't see much of a need for both but I prefer the simplicity of the V6 compared to the boosted 4.

Smart enough to know this ain't gonna make my V6 valuable to anyone other than me.
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not a surprise IF it's true (I believe it) I've mentioned b4 that I think the 3.7 is only in the Stang and the 3.5 is the corperate V6. I wonder why they are not using that instead...the price and performance are very close (4 & 6) I don't see much of a need for both but I prefer the simplicity of the V6 compared to the boosted 4.

Smart enough to know this ain't gonna make my V6 valuable to anyone other than me.
That's the only value that matters. Too you the owner. lol

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No loss here. The ecoboost is better in every way.
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Could see it coming. I believe Ford is discontinuing the N/A option in the F150 soon too as the 2.7 E/B is doing very well. They are basically phasing the 3.7 engine out. As said, the corporate N/A v6 is the 3.5. And that engine could very well be replaced with one of the small displacement E/B for efficiency purposes.

I am sure it has to do with the CAFE standards that are in place. Who knows, given the recent political occurrences that burden on the automotive industry might be relieved somewhat.

I think the 3.7 is a great platform, certainly the best v6 to ever sit in a mustang so far.
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Just a SWAG...the work Ford has been doing with Roush on the GT40 program is heading in a direction...it's a very positive direction!
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preparation for dropping the V8....your choice will be the ecoboost 4 or the 3.5 turbo. Maybe the Voodoo motor for those willing to spend 50K+
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I think this is a mistake on Ford's part.....but maybe they are still looking at the V6 EcoBoost engine. A 400 HP twin turbo would be a NICE "middle" engine, don't you think?

The 2018 Ford Mustang May Not Have A V6 Option At All: Report
They also looking to replace the 5.0 liter with a new 4.8 V/8.
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Old 11-22-2016, 02:41 PM   #9
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The V6 Mustang is only available here in the US!.. Everywhere else it's either Eco 4 or the V8!.. So I'm not surprised they are dropping the V6!.. They just are not selling well anyways!..


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V6 engine to be eliminated for 2018 Mustang.

Kinda stupid that the 4 cyl. is like 300hp & the v6 is 310hp, imo.

is a 300hp v8 any better or worse than a 300hp 4/6cyl. with ecoboost/turbo?
(besides sounding badass lol)
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Kinda stupid that the 4 cyl. is like 300hp & the v6 is 310hp, imo.
Actually. The 4 cyl is 315 hp and the 2015 plus V6 is 300 hp

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No loss here. The ecoboost is better in every way.

Why?
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Actually. The 4 cyl is 315 hp and the 2015 plus V6 is 300 hp

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Yeah, so why did they even make a v6?
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Why?
It's lighter, faster, responds to mods better, better gas mileage, actually has options available from the factory...

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Yeah, so why did they even make a v6?
Because rental companies.
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Yeah, so why did they even make a v6?
The 3.7 engine was put in the mustang before the Ecoboost was put in the mustang. There was no Ecoboost engine option for the mustang back in 2011 to 2014. Ford needed a quick answer to compete with the then new 2010 Camaro V6 that had 300 HP and the 3.7 was the answer. Nothing wrong with the 3.7 engine however the Ecoboost engine makes more power and better MPG's.

The exhaust also sounds like complete garbage stock or modified but that aside, it makes great power gains from a tune.

Love my 3.7!

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3.7 is still a popular choice for Lincoln owners. I love my 3.7, sounds great with Cat Backs and it's a 160 mph (plus) car (with aluminum driveshaft). 325 hp is plenty (with mods) of power to have a blast with! Love my 13' Perf. Pkg Stang!
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Old 11-28-2016, 12:30 PM   #17
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V8 Is The Only Way To go

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Exactly, V8 or nothing! My thoughts exactly. A real man's engine!

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What if a real man has his financial house in order, is a man who treats women with respect, has long term goals and doesn't need 2 more cylinders to know that he has the 2 where it counts most
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What if a real man has his financial house in order, is a man who treats women with respect, has long term goals and doesn't need 2 more cylinders to know that he has the 2 where it counts most
Real men have all that stuff you mentioned plus a V8. Because V8

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I've driven V8's for over 60 years...also raced them along with some very potent 4 cylinders. Now own a V6 with 464hp/444lbft of torque as my DD and truthfully I have to say it's more fun to drive than my 14 TrakPak...IMHO
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I've driven V8's for over 60 years...also raced them along with some very potent 4 cylinders. Now own a V6 with 464hp/444lbft of torque as my DD and truthfully I have to say it's more fun to drive than my 14 TrakPak...IMHO
Need we say more

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I wish all of you "Real Men" the best of luck with your V8's!
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Let's keep it civil, polite, and on subject folks. If you have nothing constructive to add to the title of this thread, then move on.
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Let's keep it civil, polite, and on subject folks. If you have nothing constructive to add to the title of this thread, then move on.
Bucko, you certainly know I have the 3.7 and love mine. 😎

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^^ Yep, I do.

I don't like the V8 verses V6 nonsense that goes on with these types of threads.

It's a good topic, so it can stay, as long as the above mentioned does not continue.
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It's like watching folks argue about 9mm vs. 45 acp hahahahaha.
I'm glad I have a 3.7 because it's a good balance for me. I had a 5.9L Magnum V8 in my previous vehicle (Dakota R/T) and it was fun but the 9 MPG sucked.

I have access to a 6.2L SS Camaro so if I have the need for speed, I got that covered.

I tell you what.... I have scared the heck out of myself with my V6 Mustang, so I am perfectly happy with the power I have because there will always be that one guy or gall who has something faster than me.... so I don't get caught up in the whole 4 vs 6 vs 8 cylinder engines.

Yes the V8 sounds dang good when done right. Granted it's hard to make a V6 sound good but it has potential if you ask me, it can sound good in its own way. As far as the EB 4 cylinder, I've heard they have some issues and that they may not last that long.... but I don't have solid proof or personal experience so subject to corrections and change.

It's sad you can't get a V6 anymore with the new mustangs. I'm happy with my V6 and glad I got it. The extra 10k they wanted for a GT was not worth it to me.... to be 2 seconds faster? nah I'll pass.... but let me finish by saying, I do have love for the V8s so don't think I'm liking what I got because it's all I have or that I couldn't afford a V8
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It's lighter, faster, responds to mods better, better gas mileage, actually has options available from the factory...


Because rental companies.
There's a catch to the belief that the Eco-boost gets better MPG's. To get the performance that Ford states, you gotta burn Premium fuel. The V6 spec's out REGULAR unleaded. That's one of the main reasons I wanted the wife to move from her BMW to a V6 Mustang. The BMW also spec'd out Premium fuel.


Edit: Actually this chart says they spec out 93 octane fuel to get the stated performance!!


2017 Ford® Mustang EcoBoost Fastback Sports Car | Model Details | Ford.com

If Ford is dropping the V6 its a mistake, IMO.
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There's a catch to the belief that the Eco-boost gets better MPG's. To get the performance that Ford states, you gotta burn Premium fuel. The V6 spec's out REGULAR unleaded. That's one of the main reasons I wanted the wife to move from her BMW to a V6 Mustang. The BMW also spec'd out Premium fuel.


Edit: Actually this chart says they spec out 93 octane fuel to get the stated performance!!


2017 Ford® Mustang EcoBoost Fastback Sports Car | Model Details | Ford.com

If Ford is dropping the V6 its a mistake, IMO.
It's not an "if" good sir. It's already been stated the V6 will be no longer. Which sucks, I would much prefer my V6 over an ecoboost. Makes me buying an S550 V6 even cheaper though as now I don't have to contemplate a brand new one! haha
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You all know the best choice is an electric Mustang with the V8 sound.
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You all know the best choice is an electric Mustang with the V8 sound.
God, don't even bring it up. They can't even get an ecoboost that you know...moves ACTUAL air to sound good, let alone a speaker.

Whenever I think about it I always picture the old racing games where there's two throttle sounds. Idle and WOT lol.
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I want a V8 Mustang with the sound of an uncorked b16 Honda :V
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God, don't even bring it up. They can't even get an ecoboost that you know...moves ACTUAL air to sound good, let alone a speaker.



Whenever I think about it I always picture the old racing games where there's two throttle sounds. Idle and WOT lol.

You need those add-ons they used to have on Pimp My Ride, which let you play any kind of engine sounds through the speakers lol
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You need those add-ons they used to have on Pimp My Ride, which let you play any kind of engine sounds through the speakers lol
Moped sounds all day!
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You all know the best choice is an electric Mustang with the V8 sound.
Sacrilege. Don't give in to the hype. The technology isn't there yet.
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