The 2024 Ford Mustang ushers in an all-new seventh generation for the iconic pony car, bringing a host of updates to the Mustang line such as Sync 4 and a driver-centric digital cockpit. However, despite earlier assumptions that the next generation of Mustangs would launch with carryover engines, the new Mustang is debuting new versions of the Ford 5.0L Coyote V8 engine and the turbocharged Ford 2.3L I4 EcoBoost engine.
Ford states that the latest iteration of the 2.3L EcoBoost powerhouse features its new Modular Power Cylinder (MPC) Engine Architecture, which helps keep design continuity across the 1.5L I4 EcoBoost, the 2.0L I4 EcoBoost, and the 2.3L EcoBoost engine family. It features a dual fuel system, port fuel injection and 350 bar direct injection for performance, fuel efficiency and reduced carbon emissions.
Additionally, its new twin scroll low-inertia turbocharger features a high speed electronic wastegate system, along with compact variable cam timing (VCT), an integrated air induction system and an integrated hot side exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system to help mitigate emissions.
It’s worth noting that customers who opt for the 2024 Ford Mustang EcoBoost will only be able to get the 10-speed automatic transmission, as the six-speed manual option will no longer be available in conjunction with the boosted four-cylinder for the forthcoming pony car. Additionally, the new Mustang will be significantly more difficult for tuners to “hack,” thanks to improved cybersecurity measures within the vehicle’s ECU. The seventh-generation Mustang uses the automaker’s new Fully-Networked Vehicle (FNV) electrical architecture, which makes it difficult for hackers with nefarious intentions to access, but unfortunately locks tuners out as well.
Meanwhile, the new iteration of the 5.0L Coyote eight-cylinder powerhouse will have 500 horsepower chomping at the bit under the hood of the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse, making it the most track-capable street-legal Mustang to feature that particular engine.