New 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Performance Package Beefs Up Base Model


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Entry-level Mustang buyers looking for more performance are now in luck. Ford is introducing a new 2.3L EcoBoost High Performance Package for the base engine model.

2020 Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Package

Basically, if you check the box, the High Performance Package gets you a Ford Performance-tuned version of the 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline engine borrowed from the Ford Focus RS. Itís good for a projected 330-horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, numbers that Ford says make it the most powerful four-cylinder sports car offered by an American automaker.

You get other performance upgrades as well that include Mustang GT brakes, performance tires, and chassis and aerodynamics hardware from the Mustang GT Performance Package.
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Exterior upgrades are part of the deal, too. They include a large black front splitter and belly pan, plus brake cooling ramps from the Mustang GT Performance Package Ė add-ons that also work to reduce front-end lift and improve brake cooling. A blacked-out grille with offset Mustang tri-bar pony emblem, 2.3L High Performance Package side badges and magnetic gray side mirrors and raised blade rear spoiler add to the performance look, while a unique metallic gray stripe crosses the hood.

In the cabin, an engine-spun aluminum instrument panel with oil pressure and turbo boost gauges, plus a serialized dash plaque highlight the interior.

Numbers

The 2020 Mustang 2.3L High Performance Package is designed to run 0-60 in the mid-four-second range on premium fuel, with top speed increasing to 155 mph, a 10 mph gain over the 2019 EcoBoost Performance Package and 34 mph faster than the base EcoBoost Mustang.

Helping to deliver 143-horsepower per liter, the new 2.3L High Performance Package includes a fully active quad-tip exhaust system with a signature tuned sound.

Focus RS-sourced

Ford says the idea of giving the base EcoBoost engine a power boost started in the Ford Performance garage. After experimenting with a Focus RS engine swap, the Mustang team completed the design-to-approval process for the 2.3L High Performance Package in under 10 months.

They traveled to Valencia, Spain, home of the Ford Performance-tuned 2.3-liter engine, to convince plant management to build a new variant of the turbocharged four-cylinder specifically for Mustang. Then, with the Ford Performance-designed engine as a starting point, they tuned the EcoBoost to more broadly and responsively deliver the projected 330-horses and 350 lb.-ft. of torque (achieved with premium fuel.)

Having secured production of the die-cast alloy block and high-performance cylinder head, the engineering team specified a 5 percent larger 63-millimeter twin-scroll turbo compressor and a larger radiator, then calibrated the engine to run both Fordís 10-speed SelectShift automatic and 6-speed Getrag manual transmission.

Packed with enthusiast hardware

Ford says the new 2020 2.3L High Performance Package feels sharp and nimble, with an aggressive road-holding stance, near-balanced 53/47 weight distribution and fully independent suspension, plus chassis and aerodynamic upgrades from the Mustang GT and its Performance Package.
2020 Ford Mustang rear view
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For greater steering precision, the team added an alloy strut tower brace to stiffen the chassis at the front. To improve stopping power and fade resistance, the 2.3L High Performance Package adds larger four-piston fixed calipers with 13.9-inch front rotors from Mustang GT. It features a 32-millimeter sway bar up front and a tubular 21.7-millimeter bar at the rear.

New performance calibration tuning is applied to the electronic-controlled power steering, antilock braking, stability control and five driver-selectable drive modes. For improved cornering, a 3.55:1 limited-slip rear axle is included, plus package-specific 19x9-inch machined-face aluminum wheels and 255/40R summer tires.

New EcoBoost Handling Package

Increasing lateral acceleration grip and stopping power, the available EcoBoost Handling Package includes semi-metallic brakes, specially calibrated MagneRide dampers and a TORSEN 3.55:1 limited-slip rear axle. Wider 19x9.5-inch premium painted aluminum wheels with 265/40R Pirelli P Zeroô Corsa4 summer tires provide traction, while a 24-millimeter solid rear sway bar, up from 21.7 millimeters, improves handling balance.

The new EcoBoost Handling Package is available exclusively on the 2020 Mustang EcoBoost fastback coupe with the 2.3L High Performance Package with either 6-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission.

Availability

The 2020 Ford Mustang with 2.3L High Performance Package arrives at dealerships this fall. Itís available on either the fastbook coupe or convertible.
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