2011 Ford Mustang to receive the 3.7-liter DOHC V6 engine

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 26, 2010

For sometime now Ford ruled a whole segment because it alone had a pony car, however, that is soon to change. With the release of the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger, Ford has some tough rival to contend with. 

Because of this, the engineers at Ford are exchanging the current 4.0-liter SOHC V6 with the 3.7-liter DOHC V6 in the base models of the 2011 Ford Mustang.

This new powerplant was revealed by the carmaker to its personnel at an event last week at the Dearborn Development Center. No details are available at present, except the fact that the powerplant has been utilized in other applications such as in the MKS, the flagship sedan of Lincoln.

When fitted into the MKS, the 3.7-liter Duratec V6 powerplant gives up to 273hp and 270lb-ft of torque, a bump of 63hp and 30lb-ft from the 2010 Mustang's 4.0-liter unit.

In comparison, the base engine of the 2009 Dodge Challenger is a 3.6-liter SOHC V6 that produces 250hp and 250lb-ft of top torque and the direct injection 3.6-liter V6 of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro produces 304hp and 273lb-ft of torque.

To fit the new engine into the longitudinal setup in the Mustang some modifications had to be made including a new intake manifold, exhaust manifolds and accessory drive system.

The result is expected to be different from the Lincoln figures and a bit more powerful in the Mustang. Now, with the upgraded base engine of the Mustang, buyers are offered three outstanding modern muscle cars.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Hyundai is making the green vehicle race more competitive by offering three powertrain types -- pure electric (EV), hybrid (EV plus combustion engine) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) – in one...
by - December 9, 2016
Although specs for the new Renault Megane had already surfaced several weeks ago, we didn’t know that the company has cooked up something new. Aside from the 200hp gasoline, Renault‘s...
by - December 9, 2016
For the first time in fifty-eight years, Infiniti registers its first US-Spec Q60 Coupe in Cuba. American products have not been allowed entry into Cuba for six decades. But it...
by - December 9, 2016
Chevrolet has already given out the pricing for some of its 2018 Equinox models. Not only will the new Equinox be available in both the US and Canada, it is...
by - December 9, 2016
Nearly all details have been set with regards to the upcoming market introduction of the new Jaguar I-Pace. Its production version was recently previewed at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto...
by - December 8, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries