Yes, it will sell. I'm not too excited about not having a V-8 in a Mustang but if they have to downsize (or down-option ... ???) the "family cars" or "daily driver cars" to keep a good V-8 available for a Mustang GT then I'm all for it. Hopefully it will balance out the C.A.F.E. limitations. If this becomes reality and I decide to buy a Lincoln then I wouldn't be bothered by a V-6 turbo or S/C car. The S/C V-6 in the T-bird seemed successful and that car was heavy!droopysbullitt said:Ford seems to be headed towards the V-6 Turbo EcoBoost engine. 340hp 3.5L V-6, This will be the optional engine in the Lincoln MKS starting in 2009 in place of a V-8. Besides having higher specific efficiency than a larger normally aspirated engine, the smaller EcoBoost units also save weight and size. The 3.5L saves over 150 lbs. compared to the 4.6L V-8 also helping contribute to fuel efficiency savings of up to 20%.One of the other major advantages of EcoBoost is that it provides efficiency benefits at under all driving conditions, not just urban stop and go or just highway. The GTDI V-6 in the MKS will be rated at approximately 340hp and 340lb-ft of torque when it's introduced, which puts it well past either the Volvo 4.4L V-8 or Ford's own 4.6L. In the transverse engine configuration of the MKS, the transmission and the rest of the drivetrain are actually the limiting factor in performance. When the GTDI V-6 goes into longitudinal configurations like the Explorer, it will be able to have an even higher output.
I know we are a V-8 crowd but at 340 HP and 150 lb weight savings.... put that engine in a Mustang and it will sell!
Thanks for posting the Cuda. I couldn't find that photo posting yesterday. IMHO, it's better looking and a more believable retro than the Challenger. But then I always thought the Cuda was better looking twin, even in the "old days"...:lol:4fit? said: