Mustang Engine List by Layout & Configuration
While most Mustang fans only care about V8-powered Mustangs, there are others out there that want to know more. They want to research Mustang engines of all shapes and sizes. Over the years Mustangs have been powered by four cylinder engines (both naturally aspirated and turbocharged), inline sixes, V6 engines and obviously V8s. Below we have all the Mustang engines organized by layout and configuration. The lists are sorted by descending year order.
V8 Mustang Engines
Here is a list of every Mustang V8 engine ever made. These are sorted by year to make life a little easier. This is a list of all the V8 engines used in the Ford Mustang over the years. Scroll down the list to find the model year and engine specs for all V8 engines used on Ford Mustang cars. Famous Mustang V8 engines include the 289 Windsor (4.7L), the 302 HO (5.0L), the 428 Cobra Jet (7.0L), 302 Boss (5.0L) and the recent 307 Coyote (5.0L).
V6 Mustang Engines
Here is a list of every Mustang V6 engine ever made. As of the 2018 model year, Ford no longer offers a Mustang equipped with a V6 engine. The inline four is more than powerful enough and the electric power is coming soon too. The first V6 Mustang was the 1974 Mustang with its 2.8 L Cologne V6 that saw Mustang duty until 2004. The 1983 Mustang saw the new 3.8L Essex V6 take over V6 duties. When the all-new SN-95 Fourth Generation Mustang was launched for the 1994 model year, this 3.8 liter V6 replaced the 2.3-liter four cylinder as the base engine in the Mustang range. In 2011, Mustang moved to the Duratec V6 with its 3.7 liter displacement and kept that engine until the V6 engine was completely dropped from the lineup in 2018.
Inline 6 Mustang Engines
Here is a list of every Mustang straight six engine ever made. These are sorted by year to make life a little easier. The handy inline six saw several years of service in Mustang models up till 1981 when the inline six was dropped from future Mustangs. The very first Mustang had a 170 Cubic inch inline 6 that was only used on the early 1965 models. From the Mustang’s first unit, this was the base engine. Although small in size, it did push the car down the road at a fair clip, and it was a dependable little engine. The 1965 Mustang (August 1964 onward) used the 200 Thriftpower Six engine as standard, rated at 120 hp. The Mustang continued to use the 200 as its base engine until it was dropped in 1971. In the sixties, the Thriftpower Six was a good choice for a daily driver but was always overshadowed by the V-8 engine. A larger Thriftpower inline six at 250 cubic inches was the optional engine available with the 1969 Ford Mustang. The Inline Six 250 would become the standard engine offered by Ford with their Mustang in 1971 and was rated at the time for 155 hp. The Ford Inline Six 250 is essentially an Inline Six 200 that has had the stroke increased from 3.126 inches to 3.91 inches.
4 Cylinder Mustang Engines
Here is a list of every Mustang four cylinder engine ever made. These are sorted by year to make life a little easier. The current Ford Mustang comes standard with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The sixth-generation Mustang marked the return of the four-cylinder engine after nearly three decades and became the first pony car to be sold globally on an official basis. This wasn’t the first time when Ford turned to four-cylinder power to provide a more efficient pony. A similar strategy was adopted for the 1974 model year, when FoMoCo replaced the innovative and successful first-generation Mustang with the Mustang II.
Electric Mustang Mach-E Motors
The future for Ford is here with the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, which is gets an unmistakable pony car name and is powered exclusively by electricity. Although it shares a name and familiar styling cues with the Mustang, the all-electric crossover otherwise is completely unrelated. With two available battery sizes and either rear- or all-wheel drive, Ford says the Mach-E can provide up to 300 miles of driving range.
More Mustang Engine Research
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