The 2011 Ford Mustang V6, which comes with an all-new highly efficient 3.7 liter unit, has done its EPA fuel economy tests and is officially certified as a 30+ MPG vehicle. This is remarkable considering the 305 hp output of the engine. The new Mustang V6 averages 31 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city with the six-speed automatic gearbox and 30 mpg on the highway and 19 with the manual.
Mustang’s dual-overhead-cam (DOHC) V6 engine uses advanced engineering to deliver its combination of power and economy. Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) adjusts the valvetrain in microseconds depending on driver inputs, further contributing to the engine’s overall efficiency.
Other engineering features of this car which contribute to this briliant fuel economy include:
- New Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS) system eliminates the drag of an engine-operated hydraulic power steering pump
- Six-speed manual and automatic transmissions allow lower cruising revs without sacrificing off-the-line performance
- Aerodynamic changes include improvements like a new front fascia, tire spats on the rear wheels, modified underbody shields, a taller air dam and an added rear decklid seal
“Advanced powertrains like our Ti-VCT V-6 and six-speed automatic really speak to the future of Mustang,” says Barb Samardzich, Ford vice president of Global Powertrain Engineering. “We’ve proven that, using technology, Ford can deliver both power and fuel economy.”