2011 Mustang Engine Information & Specs – 302 Coyote V8 (5.0 L)

Ford 5.0L Coyote V8 Engine

2011 Mustang Engine

2011 Mustang Engine Information – 302 cubic inch V-8 (5.0 L Coyote V8)

The 5L  Coyote

The Coyote is a 5.0 liter, naturally aspirated V8 engine from Ford Motor used in the Ford Mustang and pickup trucks. Featuring a dual overhead cam (DOHC) design, in a V configuration, the Ford Coyote architecture has been part of the Ford Modular family since 2011.

With an increased push for engines that had more power and more economy, it was clear that that technology needed to improve dramatically, and that wasn’t going to be possible if Ford chose to stay with a traditional small-block engine. The modular engine had improved dramatically since the first iteration was used in a Lincoln Town Car back in 1990. Also, Ford had some exciting new technology that they couldn’t wait to add to the modular designs. 2010 was the first year that Ford added Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing to some of its engines.

The Coyote engine was designed to compete with the Charger’s Hemi and the Camaro’s LS3. Since 2011, a Coyote engine has been in all Mustang GTs and has been available as an option in upgraded F-150s.

Engine Basics

Model Year 2011 2011
Short Name 5.0L 412hp V8 (GT) 5.0L 500hp V8 (Shelby GT-350)
Engine Configuration V8 V8
Cylinders 8 8
VIN Code F F
Displacement (CU) 302 Cubic Inches 302 Cubic Inches
Displacement (Liters) 5.0 Liters 5.0 Liters
Fuel DOHC Supercharged
Compression 11.0:1 11.0:1
Power (hp) 412 hp @ 6500 RPM 500 hp
Torque (lb/ft 390 lb/ft @ 4250 RPM 490 lb/ft