Ford may plan diesel, hybrid and electric Mustang due to fuel economy regulations image

The 2015 Ford Mustang may receive some different versions, mind which will be “suitable” for our times, like a diesel, a hybrid and even a full electric variant.

update: these other powertrain options will need to be considered in the future due to fuel economy regulations, but not in the near-term. 

The new generation of the Ford Mustang has been officially unveiled, just last week, but that doesn’t mean that this is the final product and according to a recent report, the muscle car may get diesel, a hybrid and even an electric version because of the fuel economy regulations.

This has been hinted by the company’s powertrain boss, Bob Fascetti, who said that the carmaker is currently considering frugal versions of the brand new Mustang generation and Ford is analyzing prospects of introducing other versions of the model.

The outgoing engines available for the 2015 Ford Mustang include the 2.3 liter EcoBoost, the company’s first ever four-cylinder unit added on the muscle car, which is available as a mid-range option, coming with 305 HP (227 kW) and 406 Nm (300 lb-ft) of torque. Ford is still offering a V6 and a V8, in the shape of a 3.7 liter, for the entry-level variant, with 300 HP (223 kW) and 365 Nm (270 lb-ft) of torque, along with a 5.0 liter, offered as a top of the line version, with its 420 HP (313 kW) and 528 Nm (390 lb-ft) of torque.

Source: goauto.com.au
updated: 2:57 PM GMT +1