Ford Mustang S650 set to go into production in March 2023
With the current S550 Mustang on sale since 2015, many would have expected the 7th generation of the popular pony car to have arrived already. Well, according to a new report from Automatic line you’ll have to wait a bit longer as the S650 Ford Mustang is expected to go into production in March 2023.
Ford Mustang S650 Production Timeline: More Details
The information was provided by AutoForecast Solutions, a leading provider of global automotive forecasting databases, business planning solutions and pipeline support. While the S650 Ford Mustang is expected to start rolling at Flat Rock Assembly in spring 2023, Ford is expected to show us 7th generation products towards the end of 2022.
We have already told you that the S650 Mustang will not get an entirely new platform, but rather mark an evolution of the current S550. When it goes into production in March 2023, the 7th generation Ford Mustang S650 will be more of a die-hard refresh than a completely redesigned product. That’s what the Mach-E was for, it turns out.
MC&T sources helped fill in the gaps on the powertrain side. From what we understand, the Ford Mustang S650 will arrive with a familiar framework of engine choices, namely the 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder and 5.0L Coyote V8. 5.2L 755 hp will follow at some point, along with some form of hybrid electrification towards the mid-cycle production refresh of the Ford Mustang S650.
Our sources also quelled the rumor of the 6.8L rod V8, an idea first circulated by union leaders representing workers at Ford’s Windsor engine plant. It would be nasty to see the return of the factory block cam Mustangs, anyone who has ever driven a Foxbody with a 5.0 pushrod will agree here.
Fortunately, Ford is looking to produce some 200,000 units of the Ford Mustang Mach-E by 2023, which should be interpreted as good news for fans of the original V8 pony car. With Ford looking to challenge Tesla as America’s largest electric vehicle distributor, hopefully this will provide enough cover for the Mustang to continue its legacy as a true muscle car long after the S650 goes into production.