There is nothing wrong with Ford’s 5.0-liter Coyote V-8, but the automaker clearly wants to replace it with a more efficient powerplant. Now, a new report tells us what may end up being the replacement for this engine.
According to Ford Authority, the automaker is working on a 4.8-liter V-8 to replace the Coyote V-8. This engine would see use in both the F-150 and the Mustang.
The report claims that, despite this engine having a slightly smaller displacement, it’ll match or beat the Coyote’s output. In the Mustang, that means this engine would produce at least 435 ponies. So, how will it do this with a lower displacement? Through the art of high compression, of course, as the report claims it’ll exceed the Coyote’s already-high 11-to-1 ratio.
An unnamed source told Ford Authority this engine will also be more efficient than the current V-8. This is due to its smaller displacement and its dual-injection system that combines port and direct injection.
All signs point toward this engine debuting in the 2018 F-150 and Mustang, which could break cover as early as the 2017 Detroit Auto Show in January.
For now, this is all just hearsay, but with the Detroit Auto Show less than a month away, we may not need to wait long for confirmation.
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