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Ford's 5.0L Coyote Spied

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http://www.leftlanenews.com/ford-coyote-v8.html

Word broke just yesterday that Ford was developing an all-new 5.0L V8 – internally dubbed ‘coyote’ – but our on-the-spot spy photographers have already managed to snap a couple of shots of the new powerplant. The 5.0L mill will essentially replace Ford’s 4.6L V8.

Although Ford has yet to make an official announcement, the coyote V8 will first appear in the base 2011 Ford F-150 and 2011 Mustang GT.

Thanks to a four-valve per cylinder setup, the 5.0L should return similar fuel economy ratings to Ford’s current 5.4L V8 – perhaps even slightly better. But despite an added focus on fuel economy, the new coyote V8 is expected to crank out at least 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft or torque.

With the 2010 Mustang and 2009 F-150 being all new models, we suspect Ford will keep the new powertrain under wraps for a few months just to make sure sales are not upset. In all likelihood, the coyote V8 could be kept a secret until mid-year 2010.

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It's not very pretty... Me thinks they'll put a plastic cover over it. :yuk:

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efficient engineering, but lousy athstetics.

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I like the tubes (intake?) on top...if they were polished, they'd look a lot better than a plastic cover. Similar to the tubes on the top of the 6.1 Hemi.

So if they use this engine in the Mustang GT, it will bring it more on par with the Camaro SS...I wonder if they will upgrade the base Mustang to one of their newer V6s, get more like 300hp or so...

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Ford the only one of the Big 3 thats not acting like a retard wandering the streets, so I think their less than attractive V8 is acceptable.

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I like the tubes (intake?) on top...if they were polished, they'd look a lot better than a plastic cover. Similar to the tubes on the top of the 6.1 Hemi.

So if they use this engine in the Mustang GT, it will bring it more on par with the Camaro SS...I wonder if they will upgrade the base Mustang to one of their newer V6s, get more like 300hp or so...

They'll probably keep the base V6 <250hp then offer EcoBoost to bridge the gap between the base and GT, assuming the 5.0 goes in the GT.

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They'll probably keep the base V6 <250hp then offer EcoBoost to bridge the gap between the base and GT, assuming the 5.0 goes in the GT.

Yeah, I could see that... or maybe the EcoBoost in the GT and the 5.0 in a Mach 1 or other model between the GT and the GT500.

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Is this DOHC and direct injection? If so, I wish GM had a V8 like this coming that could make 400 hp and have the refinement fit for a Cadillac. Jaguar's new 5 liter is 385 hp (510 with the supercharger), and they improved mileage compared to the current AJ V8 that gets 16/25 mpg. Seems like Ford's V8 will be similar.

The 4.0 V6 dies after the 2010 model year, and I think the 4.6 V8 does also. The Mustang is getting the ecoboost V6, but I doubt that becomes the base engine. I'd imagine an Ecoboost 4 or more likely a regular duratec 35 with 263 hp will become the base model. If the Mustang GT has 400 hp and 400-500 pounds less than the Camaro it is going to be pretty fast.

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Is this DOHC and direct injection?

Haven't seen any mention of DI, I assume it's an SOHC like the 4.6, but with 4 valves/cyl.

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A former Ford engineer who posts at Blue Oval News (theoldwizard) says that Ford will never put DI on a normally aspirated engine. He still has contacts within Ford.

I wouldn't be surprised to see a 2.0L Ecoboost eventually be the standard engine in the Mustang, and I am sure the 3.5L Ecoboost will be available in the Mustang GT within a few years.

I have read that the 5.0L will probably have about 360 hp in the F-150 and 400 hp in the Mustang.

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