LEAK: A FOUR-DOOR FORD MUS­TANG COULD HAP­PEN

If that’s not enough, there’s also talk of a twin-turbo V8

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Noth­ing is con­firmed, but Ford has given some clues to sug­gest a pos­si­ble four-door ver­sion of the Mus­tang may live in the lineup along­side the reg­u­lar Mus­tang and the SUV-ified ver­sion it re­cently teased.

Al­though Ford is pulling most of its car lineup for 2020 in North Amer­ica, it seems the mod­els that will stay will ex­tend their plat­forms to other seg­ments of the au­to­mo­tive mar­ket.

The only name­plates set to stay on our shores are pick­ups, SUVs, and the Mus­tang, but it seems the tra­di­tional term “Mus­tang” might not be lim­ited to a two-door rear­wheel-drive sports car any­more.

In a pre­sen­ta­tion to deal­er­ships, re­ports Mus­tang6G.com, Ford out­lined a pos­si­ble four-door ver­sion of the Mus­tang pow­ered by a twin-turbo V8 with tech­nol­ogy sim­i­lar to the EcoBoost four-cylin­der. If built, it would make a pretty strong case against the Panam­era and the Audi A7, even as a bud­get op­tion.

We likely won’t see the four-door ver­sion un­til the next-gen­er­a­tion Mus­tang ap­pears — if Ford does de­cide to build it at all — but the ad­di­tion of the twin-turbo V8 gives us hope for other projects in the lineup, in­clud­ing that en­gine mak­ing its way onto the reg­u­lar Mus­tang.

NICK TRAGIANIS

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