And some Mustang fans may not be too happy.
The debut of the MKC crossover is a big deal not only for Lincoln, but also for parent company Ford. Yes, the MKC is a heavily rebadged and restyled Escape that’ll come with a higher sticker price, but Lincoln believes it may just be the ticket to stronger sales. That maybe so, but that crossover also shares something major with the upcoming 2015 Ford Mustang: its engine. In case anyone didn’t notice, the MKC’s optional engine is a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost with 275 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque.
This engine will also be optional in the new Mustang. As we’ve previously reported, the next Mustang will come standard with the current, although upgraded, 3.7-liter V6. There will be two optional engines: the turbo four and the current 5.0-liter V8. And yes, Ford will charge a premium for the former. We still don’t know for sure whether the EcoBoost will be tuned to have a slightly higher output, but there’s a chance it will considering that base V6 produces 305 hp. Either way, get ready for a turbo four Mustang everyone.