Ford May Be Planning To Build 4 Door Mustang Is Not as Crazy as It Sounds [Rumor]


Ford is rumored to be getting back into the sedan business with a 4 door Mustang.


Earlier this year, Ford announced it was axing plans to invest in any future hatchbacks and sedans. So, it’s easy to dismiss any rumblings of a Mustang-based sedan as false. With the market trending the way it is, hatchbacks, trucks and SUVs are an easy way to make money and if Ford wants to keep investors happy and the ROI high, shedding the dead weight is one way to go. With that said, Mustang is safe — it will always be safe unless Ford wants an angry mod with torches and pitchforks marching on Dearborn.

The thinking is that a longer-wheelbase version of the Mustang with four doors and a fastback-like shape could move upmarket to compete with the likes of the Audi A7 and the Porsche Panamera. While this sounds more like Lincoln territory, the Mustang brand might be strong enough on its own to support such premium aspirations—current versions already range well into the $50,000 to $60,000 range. The forum post states that a turbocharged V-8 engine will be offered, although we're not sure which engine that might be, given that no such configuration currently exists within the Ford lineup. A turbo version of the current Mustang's 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 is possible, but we haven't heard any rumblings about that otherwise.

That engine will most likely be the same 5.2-L V8 that’s found in the GT and GT350 trims, only given twin-turbos for each bank of cylinders. To beat out the Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo (which is a mouthful of a car) would mean defeating a 4.0-L twin-turbo V8 that puts out 550 hp.
Since Ford’s 5.2-L V8 already puts out 526 horses without the benefit of any turbochargers, it probably wouldn’t be too hard to take on the Porsche.

We know absolutely nothing else about this rumored Mustang other than the fact it’ll likely be its own distinct car and not just another Mustang trim. It’ll also have nothing to do with the Mach 1 Mustang-inspired electric crossover, which is also no longer called the Mach 1 since everyone hated the idea of an electric car given a former special edition Mustang’s name.

Do I want to believe Ford took a step back, looked at itself and realized there is a place for sedans in this world if done right? Of course. I’ve been quietly pleading for someone to shoehorn a Mustang V8 in a new Taurus for years. Should Ford extend a Mustang, add two more doors and still call it a Mustang? Hell no. Bring back the Falcon. So, do I think Ford, has it in them to bring this project to life? Maybe the Ford that greenlit the new GT and Focus RS, but not Ford as it is today. I’d love to be proved wrong. If we do hear an official announcement it’ll likely be at the North American International Auto Show in January — until then, we’ll keep an ear to the ground and salt in hand.

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