Rumors have surfaced that Ford Motor Company may reveal an all-new 4.8-liter V-8. The engine could end up replacing the 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 currently found under the hood of the F-150 and Mustang, according to a report out of enthusiast site Ford Authority.
The report claims that the 4.8-liter V-8 could show up in both the refreshed 2018 F-150 and Mustang, both of which are slated for a mild redesign at that time. Like the new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, the 4.8-liter is expected to have dual-injection, meaning it has direct-injection and port injection. Dual-injection allows the engine to have a higher compression ratio, thus allowing more power output with less fuel in the fuel-air mix, so it’s a safe assumption this engine would be able to offer more power for greater efficiency over the 5.0-liter.
While the report is likely correct in that a new V-8 would replace the current 5.0-liter, we hear the 5.0-liter Coyote isn’t exactly going anywhere.
In fact, word is that the 5.0-liter will get a redesign. The redesign is expected to increase the bore slightly (not enough to change the coveted 5.0 designation) with significantly higher output. It isn’t clear which vehicles would get the new 5.0-liter, but one can safely speculate the Mustang would be among them.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard ramblings of a new, smaller displacement Ford V-8. During recent negotiations between Ford and Canadian union Unifor, news leaked that the company was potentially planning a 4.8-liter V-8 for production in Canada.