Popularity of the 2015 Ford Mustang is immense and one of the main proofs of that is the amount of rumors and leaked information’s we have received over the last few months. Finally we are getting official information’s and images of this redesigned model.
Previous generation of Mustang was a great vehicle also but, compared to competition that are delivered from Europe and Japan it did not manage to compete at the level many would want. With introduction of new, more modern model, we are finally getting vehicle that has good chances to compete head to head with the best in this segment.
Production Ready 2015 Ford Mustang
When we are talking about American Muscle cars like Mustang we need to start off with engines lineup. Just like with previous generation we are getting 5.0 liter V8 “Coyote” engine that now makes 420 hp and 390 pound feet of torque. Increase of only 8 hp is nothing special we can say that we hopped for more. This increase comes from new cylinder heads and valvetrain. New intake manifold should allow better fuel air mixture to be created and as a result we will have slightly lower fuel consumption and smoother work at lower rpm’s.
Most 2015 Ford Mustang will be delivered with a lower power, V6 units that should bring more than 300 hp, that are the claims from the company. Since the last V6 unit offered 305 hp it will be interesting to see if there will be a increase and for how much. Torque should be also more then 270 lb-ft and again we do not have exact figure.
New Mustang Specs
New option in the engine lineup will be the 2.3 liter turbocharged inline four cylinder Ecoboost unit that will offer 305 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Even it brings more than 100 hp less than the V8 it might be quite close to it in terms of performances and acceleration thankfully to a great torque curve. We are sure that this engine will bring really good fuel economy and it will be interesting to see a comparison with both V6 and more powerful V8 unit.
Power will be transferred through a new automatic transmission that will be also operated by the paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel. For those that like manual transmission and stick shift there will be improved Getrag six speed manual. Changes made to this shifter are good and we have much better unit in this car.
We know that American muscle cars newer had great handling but the 2015 Ford Mustang comes with few tweaks that we are able to see on European cars for 30 and 40 years. Improvements like double ball joint MacPherson strut system in the front and independent rear suspension will be immediately appreciated by drivers.
At this moment we still do not have official info about 2015 Ford Mustang price but we can guess it. This is based on previous models, reports and rumors that we could previously hear. If the reports are true than there should be no major changes when compared to predecessors, this is also needed so that the Mustang would stay competitive.