The New 2.3L EcoBoost Looks Right at Home in the 2015 Mustang Engine
I should start by pointing out the fact that the engine shown in the screen shot above and the video below showing the 2.3L EcoBoost mill under the hood of the 2015 Ford Mustang wasn’t meant to be shown off. Even on the media days at the 2014 North American International Auto Show, we didn’t get to check out the engine bay of the newest Mustang, but during the setup process someone from Ford had the hood of a new EcoBoost-powered 2015 Mustang open and it quickly drew a crowd. In that crowd was a member of the Hooniverse team who whipped out the old cell phone and caught 8 seconds of video of the EcoBoost engine in the new Mustang.
The fact that the EcoBoost engine in this 2015 Ford Mustang wasn’t meant to be shown off explains why the engine is particularly “pretty”. I would imagine that when we do get our first official look at the EcoBoost-filled engine bay of the 2015 Mustang, it will feature more aesthetic features to jazz up the engine bay. After all, Mustang owners love showing off their engines and I figure that if nothing else, the production version will have a nice looking valve cover that makes it very clear that there is a high performance 4-cylinder engine under the hood. However, you can see in the video below that there don’t appear to be any dress-up features added to the engine of this early Mustang show car.