Silly Ford Thinks it Can Take On the Porsche Panamera With a Four-Door, V-8 Mustang
What’s next? A Mustang hatchback?by Michael Fira, on
Yes, the Mustang will remain the only car the Blue Oval will offer on U.S. soil, but the legendary pony car might spawn a number of models, including a four-door coupe-style sedan that aims to match Audi’s A7 or Mercedes-Benz’s CLS Class.
We’ve heard just about anything that could’ve been heard about the upcoming Mustang-styled crossover. But during that same meeting with the dealers that Ford organized, the company threw in the mix some hints towards a potential Mustang sedan that could be outfitted with a turbocharged V-8 engine.
Keep reading to learn more about the rumored Mustang sedan.
A Mustang Sedan looking to match a Mercedes, Audi or a Porsche. What?!
Mustang fans were enraged at the news that the legendary Mach 1 moniker might be rejuvenated and placed on the trunk and hood of a future crossover SUV that will feature Mustang-esque design cues. While that information proved to be false, the rumor mill has now produced further food for insanity: a four-door Mustang model to challenge German luxury sedans from Audi, Mercedes-Benz and even Porsche!
Does it all sound a little bit too much for you? Well, take all of this with a hefty amount of salt as it may just be vaporware. The folks over at Mustang 6G, who first reported this, state that "this tidbit makes it possible that the 4-door Mustang will be distinct from and a separate vehicle than the formerly-Mach1 SUV, which Ford announced would be a full-electric SUV taking cues from the Mustang."
The same source claims that the upcoming sedan which will, most likely, be based at least visually on the upcoming Mustang generation, will be fitted with a turbocharged V-8 engine.
It might even have two turbochargers, one for each cylinder bank. This setup should, if the information is to be believed, produce enough power to contend with the finest German sporty sedans like the Mercedes CLS or Audi’s A7, meaning that the Mustang sedan will also have a coupe-style roofline. Mustang 6G actually goes as far as to state that Ford wants to challenge Porsche’s Panamera with their upcoming product. We believe that’s nigh on impossible and we’ll leave it at that.
What’s clear is that one meeting with the dealers can be the catalyst of so much news. First there was the confirmation that the new electric crossover SUV won’t be named Mach 1 but will still feature Mustang elements on the outside: "Ford wants to mix a Mustang-inspired design for the front end with EV performance and high levels of practicality. This should be achieved using a brand new modular platform for electric cars, one of a total of five architectures Ford will use in the future, and an efficient electric powertrain with a range of 300 miles between charges."
We were also treated with a sneak peek of the new Ford Mustang GT500 which will most likely be powered by a supercharged variant of the 5.2-liter V-8 engine from the GT350 capable of 720-horsepower at 7,500 rpm. Let’s wait and see what translates into genuine press releases from Ford and what will remain a soon-to-be-forgotten "what if?" moment.
Read our full review on the 2018 Ford Mustang.
Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Ford Mustang Mach 1.
Read our full review on the 2007 Ford Interceptor concept.
We kind off anticipated the four-door Ford Mustang back in 2006.