Recently, we have become accustomed to reports of the ends of various interesting cars or motorizations. However, Ford has decided to take a step that goes against this trend.
It concerns Europe and the Mustang model. The American sports car lost the supercharged four-cylinder 2.3 EcoBoost on the old continent, and customers can now only reach for an honest, atmospherically filled five-liter eight-cylinder. The engine has thus lost its more environmentally friendly and economical engine.
And this also applies to the Czech Republic. A look at the current price list reveals that those interested have a choice between units marked 5.0 Ti-VCT V8 GT and 5.0 Ti-VCT V8 MACH 1.
The first, reserved for the standard Mustang GT gives a maximum output of 330 kW and a maximum torque of 529 Nm, the second, designed for the Mach 1 specialty, provides 338 kW and also 529 Nm. The four-cylinder for comparison offered 213 kW and 440 Nm
Once we have looked at the price list, we can also mention the prices. The Mustang GT currently starts at CZK 1,349,900 in the Fastback version with a manual transmission, Mach 1 starts at CZK 1,649,900.
According to Autocar magazine, the reason for the end of the four-cylinder engine is the low interest from customers. In the UK, for example, the 2.3-liter version is only 15 percent of all Mustangs sold since 2015. That’s why Ford said goodbye to the smaller supercharged engine, although of course it has lower CO2 emissions. While for the V8 the manufacturer states values from 256 g / km, for the four-cylinder he spoke of 199 g / km.