Exclusive: Ford Mustang EcoBoost was developed with the European market in mind image

The controversial Ford Mustang EcoBoost has been developed specifically for the European market, where low CO2 emissions and good fuel economy are a “must” when buying a new car.

Ford has gotten itself aligned with the new times with the 2015 Mustang, which has been developed with the European market in mind. For the first time in history, the company has added a small four-cylinder engine under the hood of the muscle car, a 2.3 liter EcoBoost, which is the mid-range option over-seas and the entry-level one in Europe. A logical explanation has been offered by a source within the company who was asked why the V6 engine was dropped from the European lineup.

“The reason we are not offering the V6 is that the 2.3 EcoBoost delivers better fuel economy and CO2 numbers which matter greatly in Europe where in many markets, car taxation is governed by CO2 output, while still delivering more power and torque. As such, it made sense for Europe to have the two powertrain options that deliver fuel economy and great performance”, said a Ford representative contacted by inautonews.com.

The new Ford Mustang generation has made its debut in Europe during the 2014 Paris Motor Show, back in October. The muscle car is offered, in the entry-level variant, with the 2.3 liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine under its hood, producing 313 HP and 434 Nm of torque, compared to the American one which is good for 305 HP and 406 Nm. The range topping Mustang GT is also available on the Old Continent, with its 5-liter V8, rated at 418 PS and 524 Nm of torque.