Ford Planning a Mustang 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6

By Posted 7 Apr 2010, 09:21

The Ford Mustang is a beautiful beast but has never been a vehicle built with the environment in mind. The Detroit automaker has tried to do their bit with the car by offering a new V6 gasoline engine – but it still likes to drink the gas. However, we have just learned that Ford is thinking of introducing a new engine to the model – a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6.

The reason that the Blue Oval is thinking of doing this is because they need to crack the European market – Ford believes that a diesel could do this. The U.S. carmaker understands that diesel engines are very popular in Europe; so this would be the engine of choice for the Mustang to make it there.

Autoblog learned from Autoline After Hours that the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine would be the same one used in the European Jaguar XF and XJ models. These power units still have enough grunt – producing 270 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Even more impressive is the fuel economy figures – 34.6 mpg combined.

If Ford do offer this new Diesel Mustang to the European market – we wonder if it will ever make it across the pond to the U.S.?

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