2024 Ford Mustang Coyote Gen 4 Update & Crate Engine Release

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The 5.0-liter Coyote V8, which debuted in 2011 and has been in production since 2010, underwent updates for the 2024 model year Mustang. The major revision from the Gen 3 Coyote is the inclusion of dual throttle bodies.

The fourth-generation Coyote features 4-into-1 exhaust manifolds, while the high-performance Dark Horse variant boasts forged pistons rods and revised camshafts.

Looking ahead to the 2025 model year and the introduction of the seventh-generation Mustang, Ford Performance decided to introduce the Coyote Gen 4 Aluminator crate engine. Priced at $15,000, this naturally aspirated V8 comes in two variations: the M-6007-A50NAD and the M-6007-A50SCD.

The “NAD” designation signifies a 12.0:1 compression ratio, matching that of the Mustang’s engine precisely, while “SCD” denotes a 9.5:1 compression ratio tailored for turbocharging and supercharging applications.

Although specific output figures for the low-compression variant are not provided by Ford Performance, the NAD version is advertised with 480 horsepower and 415 pound-feet (equivalent to 563 Nm) of torque.

Interestingly, these figures align with the performance numbers of the 2024 Ford Mustang GT. Opting for the upgraded exhaust system boosts output to 486 horsepower and 418 pound-feet (equivalent to 568 Nm) of torque on 93-octane fuel.

Meanwhile, the Dark Horse variant, featuring the Predator-infused engine, churns out 500 horsepower and the same 418 pound-feet of torque.

Both the NAD and SCD versions of the crate engine weigh 530 pounds (240 kilograms) and 529 pounds, respectively. Included in the package are Ford Performance spark plugs and billet steel gerotor oil pump gears, though purchasers will need to buy an alternator separately.

Not included are the vehicle harness, exhaust manifolds, and powertrain control module. Both crate engines feature Mahle forged pistons, Manley H-beam connecting rods, and ARP 2000 bolts.

The aluminum block and heads are coupled with a forged steel crankshaft, composite intake manifold, and steel oil pan, deviating from the Gen 3’s composite oil pan.

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Ford Performance has also introduced several related parts, such as a $200 engine cover kit, a $75 exhaust gasket kit, a $700 camshaft drive kit, and a $750 air/oil separator kit (M-6766-A50D), compatible with both the GT-spec engine and the higher-output Dark Horse variant.

The air/oil separator kit is particularly recommended for track use, as it effectively separates oil vapor from the air in the PCV system, preventing engine oil from entering the intake.

As stated in the 2024 Ford Mustang owner’s manual (page 371), SAE 5W-30 oil is recommended, with SAE 0W-30 suggested for extremely cold climates. The Coyote Gen 4 requires 10 quarts (9.5 liters) of engine oil, while the Mustang-specific EcoBoost model is specified with 6 quarts (equivalent to 5.7 liters).

Dana Phio

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