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    Diesel Mustang: Contemplating a 570 lb-ft Mustang...

    ...with exhaust smelling of French fries. Article from Hemmings blog. https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2017/1...-french-fries/
    If the Power Stroke performs this well in something this big, what could it do in something significantly lighter? Like, more than a ton lighter?

    Like, in a Mustang? Or a Duramax in a Camaro, or a Cummins in a Challenger?

    Nearly twice the torque, at half the revs, in a sporty package? Sign me up. Buick was the king of torque in the muscle-car era—510 lb-ft out the door in Flint—and unless you yanked the seats out a GS was nearly a two-tonner. With hundreds-more pound-foot and weighing a literal ton lighter, a diesel Mustang could be legendary. (And could help meet the crazy upcoming EPA mileage standards as well.)

    Better still, there’s already an entire aftermarket out there that, with some computer jiggery-pokery, can boost both horsepower and torque—thus allowing the adaptability and mechanical personalization that Mustang has become legend for. You haven’t lived until you’ve seen a crew-cab dualie doing a smoky burnout, or a Power Stroke running 11s on the strip.

    A diesel wouldn’t be a cheap option—probably four or five grand, if costs from the truck carry over—and the boost in fuel mileage wouldn’t be enough to pay for the engine itself before 100,000 miles. Granted, you don’t buy a Mustang because of its gas mileage. But would freight-train torque be an incentive to plump for a diesel if the mileage boost was a side effect?

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    Re: Diesel Mustang: Contemplating a 570 lb-ft Mustang...

    Um, no.

    Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should....

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    Re: Diesel Mustang: Contemplating a 570 lb-ft Mustang...

    I would like to see the "ecoboost" tech fitted to the 5.0L engine or a V12 out of the ecoboost 2.7L

    I take it this author has ZERO clue about ford DIESELS and how AWFUL the 6 litre was

    and the answer to "his" question google "cumstang"

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    Re: Diesel Mustang: Contemplating a 570 lb-ft Mustang...

    Yeah let’s ruin what the Mustang is all about by doubling the weight on the front end. One of the car mags did this a few years ago with predictable results.

    No traction because of the horrible weight balance all while ruining the handling.
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    Re: Diesel Mustang: Contemplating a 570 lb-ft Mustang...

    Why FFS!

    I'm a fan of turbo-diesels, no doubting that, in a big SUV for torque or long-distance compact for economy - but not in a sports car, regardless of your/my definition of a "sports" car.

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    Re: Diesel Mustang: Contemplating a 570 lb-ft Mustang...

    The Mustang's heritage and customer base preferences precludes going in the diesel direction,
    that's why Ford has a hybrid coming in 2020. Rumor has it that it will be the 3.3PFDI with
    electric motors giving the acceleration of a V8.......0-60 mph in under 5 seconds.
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    Re: Diesel Mustang: Contemplating a 570 lb-ft Mustang...

    Someone stole my Duramax V idea? 900lb-ft of torque mo fuggas

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    Re: Diesel Mustang: Contemplating a 570 lb-ft Mustang...

    Don't like the idea of a Diesel. I do like the idea of a PHEV Mustang. I believe that would be with the 2.3T, which means they would bias it for performance and thus V8 power in a hybrid. What's not to like.

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    Re: Diesel Mustang: Contemplating a 570 lb-ft Mustang...

    Quote Originally Posted by HumilityWalker View Post
    Don't like the idea of a Diesel. I do like the idea of a PHEV Mustang. I believe that would be with the 2.3T, which means they would bias it for performance and thus V8 power in a hybrid. What's not to like.
    How about large engine with twin turbos and hybrid power - much better than a 4-pot.

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    Re: Diesel Mustang: Contemplating a 570 lb-ft Mustang...

    Quote Originally Posted by HumilityWalker View Post
    Don't like the idea of a Diesel. I do like the idea of a PHEV Mustang. I believe that would be with the 2.3T, which means they would bias it for performance and thus V8 power in a hybrid. What's not to like.
    Sound.

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