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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Ford Reveals 2024 Mustang's Badge; The Last Combustion Engine Mustang Ever?


The next-generation Mustang is having its global reveal next week, and it could be the last combustion engine pony car from Ford.

In the lead up to the September 14 launch, Ford has revealed what the badge trunk looks like. The badge, which carries the name, “GT Performance” is expected to feature a carryover 5.0-liter V8 engine which might carry a tad less power given stricter emission standards.

However, along with the official badge reveal, reports coming out of Detroit say this next-generation Mustang—codenamed S650—will be the last sports coupe powered by a combustion engine. Moreover, while Ford was originally toying with the idea to introduce a hybrid powertrain for the Mustang, those plans seem to be dead in the water.

To recall, Ford thought of hybridizing the Mustang in 2017. If this setup did see the light of day, it would have added two electric motors on top of the V8 giving it all-wheel drive.

However, with the fast-selling all-electric Mustang Mach-E helping Ford offset the Mustang’s CO2 emissions, the carmaker is reportedly killing the idea of introducing a hybrid. Instead, they intend to shift the sports coupe directly to an all-electric setup by the time the next-generation model comes out in 2028.

Reports suggest that the next-generation 2024 Mustang will have a shelf life of around 5 to 7 years, before the all-electric version is expected to arrive in 2028 (as a 2029 model). The Mustang EV will share its basic underpinnings with the second-generation Mustang Mach-E which will use the Ford Global Electric 2 or GE2 architecture. Plans are underway for Ford to show the GE2 by 2023, with the second-generation Mustang Mach-E launching soon after that.

With the upcoming Mustang being the last pure combustion engine sports coupe from Ford, it’ll definitely pique the interest of enthusiasts the world over, especially for fans of the burbly V8. All eyes will definitely be fixed at the Detroit Auto Show next week.

3 comments:

  1. Seems like pure combustion engine cars are coming to an end sooner than later.

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  2. Better read this list first for those considering buying a Mustang: https://www.hotcars.com/ford-mustang-problems/

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  3. Just avoid the ecobomb variant and stick with V8

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