Rumors of a 6.8 Liter Engine Coming to Ford Vehicles


Alex Barbarisi, Staff Writer

Ford recently agreed on a partnership with the Essex Engine Plant, an engine manufacturer, located in Windsor, Canada, who currently produces the 7.3-liter Ford truck motors as well as the 5.0-liter Coyote engines that can be found in both Ford F-series trucks and the Mustang.  Rumours have spread about a possible 6.8-liter engine that Windsor would be producing.  

This rumor of a 6.8-liter was originally sparked when the Windsor Star newspaper had an article discussing the engine manufacturer.  In this article there is one line in the middle of the entire article that quotes Union leader Jerry Dias as saying Windsor engine plants will begin producing a 6.8-liter engine in 2022 for the Ford F-150 pickup truck and the Ford Mustang.  

This rumor was further confirmed in a press conference for the Essex Engine Plant.  Dias is questioned multiple times about this possible 6.8-liter engine and confirmed that it is intended as a successor for the famous 5.0-liter Coyote engine.  It has yet to be confirmed, but assumed that this will be a V8 style engine, as is its predecessor. 

No information regarding this new engine has been confirmed by Ford themselves, but there is a high probability that we can see a 6.8-liter engine in the 2022 Mustang’s and F-150’s.  This change can work out well for Ford because most companies are changing to smaller displacement turbocharged engines and electric/hybrid engines, true car enthusiasts will see this as a change in the right direction and propel sales on the 2022 Mustang. 

This can also be groundbreaking in the rivalry between the Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger as more displacement normally accounts for more horsepower, which may give the edge to the Mustang in the rivalry.