V8 engines will forever be preferred by die hard mustang fans and cars in the same category. With 4 cyl engine on the rise providing almost just as much horsepower I think some will start jumping ship. Not me though.
The new four cylinder engine will appeal more to the conservatives where they would compromise a little and be more greener. In the end the true mustang fanatics will argue the V8 will be best for power. I agree to that but the V8 does suffer from one thing we all hate.. is how fast it drains the gas.
It's nothing new that these torquey V8s drinks up gas like its water. People who intend on buying mustangs don't really care too much when it comes fuel economy. The mustang is more known for performance than anything else.