2018 Ford Mustang: Does The 3.5L V6 Deserve To Die?
Time is running out for the 3.5L V6 Ford Mustang as the powertrain option is about to get fully replaced by EcoBoost mills. Ford believes that this is the way forward because the EcoBoost mills can offer greater power output despite having a much smaller displacement.
But then again, some enthusiasts are against this move because driving on a naturally aspirated motor feels a lot better than driving a turbocharged car. Then, there is the fact that a V6 can offer a better roar than a 4-pot mill. So, is Ford making a mistake if it decides to dispose the V6?
The answer is actually no. While the V6 may be tailored for driving purists, the option is not viable for the future. We are living in an age where the majority of the world tax their cars based on displacement size hence having the V6 option around will only prevent Ford from acquiring greater sales overseas.
Then, there is the fact that the V6 is less economical than its EcoBoost counterparts. It is already hard enough for Ford to offer a V8 with the Mustang GT hence they would feel less financial pinch if the basic Mustangs are to rely on EcoBoost technology.