2011 Ford Mustang V-6 Goes High-Tech: New 305-HP Engine, Six-Speed Transmission Expected to Deliver 30 mpg Highway
The 2011 Ford Mustang puts 305 high-performance horses in the hands of V-6 coupe buyers with a new, all-aluminum dual-overhead-cam engine that delivers a projected 30 mpg on the highway with six-speed automatic transmission.
For 2011, Mustang’s new 3.7-liter Duratec® 24-valve V-6 uses advanced engineering to deliver its power and economy: Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) adjusts the valvetrain in microseconds. Aluminum construction means light weight. It’s an engine designed to crank out torque down low, rev to 7,000 rpm and deliver the mechanical music sports coupe lovers crave everywhere in between.“Mustang is completely transformed with this new engine,” said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development. “Everything people love about the car is still there, and now under the hood is a V-6 engine that uses premium technology to deliver the power, the feel, the fuel efficiency, even the sound of the best sports coupes in the world.”
With Ti-VCT operating its four valves per cylinder, the new Mustang V-6 powerplant sends significantly more horsepower and torque (305 hp and 280 ft.-lb.) to the rear wheels than its predecessor – despite its smaller displacement. Drivers can get the most out of the new V-6 engine’s output using either an all-new six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission.