Few digits stir up as much excitement in the Blue Oval faithful as the numbers five and zero. So when Ford decided to shove its new five liter 32-valve DOHC V8 “Coyote” engine in the S197 Mustang in 2011, you can bet the 5.0 fender emblem came along with it.

Yet with dual overhead cams, twin-independent variable cam timing, and a host of other 21st-century features, the new 5.0L Coyote has little in common with that original 302ci/5.0L Windsor-derived engine. In fact, the 5.0L Coyote is even quite distinct from the Ford 4.6L Modular V8 that it replaced.

You should also know that the Ford 5.0L Coyote V8 has had a few generational evolutions as well. Perhaps more importantly, the engine came in two basic flavors: there was a Coyote “Car” engine and a Coyote “Truck” engine.

The Summit Racing engine experts pored over every bit of Ford 5.0L Coyote technical data they could find, and compiled all the specs and data into handy Coyote engine spec guides. (Special Hat Tip to Summit Racing’s John Jones, Gary Vicich, and Matt Strebler for their hard work in collecting and organizing this vital information.)

In this Coyote engine spec guide, we’re talking about the first appearance of the Coyote 5.0L V8 in the 2011 Ford Mustang, where the first-generation “car” Coyote ran from 2011-14.

We’ll add more Ford Coyote Engine Spec Guides over the next few weeks. Here’s what we have so far:


2011-14 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L First-Gen Coyote Engine Spec Guide


2011-14 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L First-Gen Coyote Engine Performance Specs
Compression Ratio11.0:1
Horsepower Rating412 – 420 hp
Torque Rating390 ft.-lbs.
2011-14 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L First-Gen Coyote Engine Application & VIN ID
VIN 8th DigitF
ModelMustang GT
2011-14 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L First-Gen Coyote Engine Block Specs
Casting NumbersBR3E-6006/6015
MaterialAluminum, Steel Sleeve
Displacement5.0L (302ci)
Bore Diameter3.630 in.
Stroke3.650 in
Deck Height8.937 in.
Bore Spacing3.937 in.
Thrust Bearing Location#5 Main
Main Cap Style4 Bolts with 2 Lateral Cross-Bolts (All 5 Mains)
Main Housing Bore Dia.2.851 in.
2011-14 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L First-Gen Coyote Rotating Assembly Specs
Piston MaterialHypereutectic Cast Aluminum Alloy
Piston StyleDomed, Valve Reliefs
Piston Volume3.472cc
Wrist Pin Diameter0.865 in.
Connecting Rod MaterialForged, Powdered Metal
Connecting Rod StyleI-Beam
Connecting Rod Length5.933 in.
Connecting Rod Weight582 grams
Crankshaft MaterialForged Steel
Crankshaft Casting Number BR3E-XXXX
Crankshaft Main Journal Dia.2.657 in.
Crankshaft Rod Journal Dia.2.086 in.
Oil SquirtersYes (2011-12)
No (2013-14)
2011-14 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L First-Gen Coyote Cylinder Head Specs
Casting NumbersM-6050-M50 (Left)
M-6049-M50 (Right)
MaterialAs Cast Aluminum AL319
Combustion Chamber Volume54.5cc
Intake Port ShapeOval with Dimple
Intake Runner Volume193cc
Exhaust Port ShapeRound
Exhaust Runner Volume100cc
Intake Valve Diameter1.457 in.
Exhaust Valve Diameter1.220 in.
Cylinder Head Bolt StyleTorque to Yield (TTY)
Cylinder Head Bolt Size12mm x 1.75 (10) – 2011-12
11mm x 1.50 (10) – 2013-14
2011-14 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L First-Gen Coyote Camshaft Specs
Duration @ .050 in. 260° (Intake)
263° (Exhaust)
Valve Lift0.472 in. (Intake)
0.472 in. (Exhaust)
Lobe Separation Angle (LSA)116°
Cam Gear Attachment1 Bolt
Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing (Ti-VCT)Yes
2011-14 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L First-Gen Coyote Valvetrain Specs
Valve Spring StyleBeehive
Intake Valve MaterialSteel, Solid Stem
Intake Valve Diameter1.457 in.
Exhaust Valve MaterialSteel, Solid Stem
Exhaust Valve Diameter1.220 in.
Other Key 2011-14 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L First-Gen Coyote Engine Specs
Intake ManifoldGray Composite, Fixed Runner
Throttle Body80mm
Throttle ControlElectronic
Fuel Injector Part NumberBR3Z9F593A
Fuel Injector Flow34 lbs./hr. @ 58 psi
Flex Fuel/E85 CapableNo
Fuel Injector Length1.900 in. Between O-Rings
Fuel Injector ConnectorUSCAR / EV6
High Pressure Fuel PumpNo
Camshaft Sensor LocationTiming Cover
Oil PanSteel, 7 Quarts, Rear Sump
Oil PumpGerotor
Firing Order1-5-4-8-6-3-7-2
Redline7,000 RPM