If you think that there is nothing new about the Mustang, you are wrong. Ford has just released a video, showing how the V8 powered pony car sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 4.8 seconds. This is actually record-braking, because it guarantees that the Mustang is the fastest accelerating Ford coupe ever offered in Europe.
If you wonder what will happen if the car is equipped with the 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine, well, the answer is simple. It will need an additional second to cover the same sprint, but it will be also more economical and environmentally-friendly, delivering 35mpg and 179 g/km of CO2 emissions.
To go into details, Ford's 5.0-litre V8 engine produces 435 horsepower (320 kW) and 542 Nm (400 lb.-ft.) of torque. On the other hand, the more fuel-efficient 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine generaes 317 hp (233 kW) and 432 Nm (319 lb-ft) of torque.
Both engines are supported by a standard Performance Pack, which adds updated brakes and cooling. The new chassis and body structure, the additional advanced technology, are the other key factor, which helps in terms of optimized driving dynamic.
The famous pony car also features selectable drive modes, which are controlled via the toggle switches in the centre console. They adjust the electronic stability control, throttle response, ear-shift patterns, and steering with the help of four settings: Normal, Sport+, Track or Snow/Wet settings.
In addition, the new Mustang also uses independent front and rear suspension and double-ball-joint front MacPherson struts. In addition, body of the car is 28 per cent stiffer than the previous generation, which has also contributed for the great 0-100 km/h performance. Lightweight materials like aluminium for the bonnet, front wings, suspension, transmission and brakes are the other feature which has played a significant role in weight reduction and 4.8 seconds acceleration time.
The Mustang is offered in cabrio and fastback variant and is available throughout the United States. European dealerships will get the Mustang from July this summer. And don't forget to watch the exciting video below:
COLOGNE, Germany, April 27, 2015 – Ford Motor Company today announced that the all-new Ford Mustang will deliver 0-62mph acceleration in under five seconds – making it the fastest accelerating Ford coupé ever offered in Europe.
The company also revealed that more than 1,200 customers have ordered an all-new Ford Mustang in Britain – and a further 2,200 across Europe.
The Ford Mustang – on sale in Europe for the first time in the car's 50-year history – is available with Ford's 5.0-litre V8 engine delivering 421PS and 530Nm of torque, or the more fuel-efficient 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine delivering 317PS and 432Nm of torque.
The 5.0-litre V8 fastback with six-speed manual transmission reaches 62mph from a standing start in 4.8sec –faster than any Ford coupé in Europe since the limited Ford GT supercar launched in 2005. The Ford Mustang 2.3-litre EcoBoost fastback manual reaches the marker in 5.8sec.
Ford Mustang drivers can optimise the car's performance to suit their mood and driving conditions using selectable drive modes, and away from the public highway can use Track Apps to monitor driving performance. Ford Mustang 5.0-litre V8 drivers also can achieve the fastest possible acceleration off the line on the track assisted by Launch Control technology. Mustang also delivers up to 0.97g when cornering.
"The new Ford Mustang will be wickedly fast off the line and throw you back in your seat with a thrilling engine soundtrack," said Hermann Salenbauch, Mustang vehicle line director. "But Mustang isn't just fast in a straight line. The ride and handling will be a revelation for European drivers."
Equipped with Ford's 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine the new Ford Mustang also delivers up to 35.3mpg fuel economy and 179g/km CO2 emissions.*
Fun on road and track
The all-new Ford Mustang's high performance engines are supported by a standard Performance Pack in Europe that delivers uprated brakes and cooling for high-speed driving.A sophisticated chassis and body structure, and advanced technology, also help optimise driving dynamics to deliver the sporty experience Ford Mustang customers demand.
Selectable drive modes are controlled using toggle switches in the centre console and adjust the AdvanceTrac electronic stability control, throttle response, automatic gear-shift patterns, and steering to match Normal, Sport+, Track or Snow/Wet settings. Selectable Effort Electric Power Assisted Steering enables drivers to choose a Normal, Comfort or Sport steering weight and feel.
To help drivers get the most from the car at the track, the Ford Mustang also delivers Track Apps that can be controlled via the steering wheel and viewed in the instrument panel, including accelerometer, acceleration timer and brake performance, which measures braking time and distance from a set speed.
Available for the 5.0-litre V8 with manual transmission, the Launch Control system holds the engine at a pre-set value between 3,000rpm and 4,500rpm with the accelerator fully depressed. When the clutch is released, torque delivery to the rear wheels is controlled for maximum traction and consistent standing starts. An electronic Line Lock system also available for the 5.0-litre V8 applies only the front brakes, allowing drivers to the warm the rear tyres.
The Ford Mustang usesfully independent front and rear suspension and rear for both sporty dynamics and comfort, including integral-link rear suspension that optimises ride comfort and mechanical grip, and double-ball-joint front MacPherson struts that enable large, powerful brakes without affecting steering feel.
The body structure is 28 per cent stiffer than the previous generation Mustang. Weight distribution of 54 per cent at the front for the 5.0-litre V8 and 53 per cent at the front for the 2.3‑litre EcoBoost contributes to responsive and precise handling.
Lightweight materials include aluminium used for the bonnet, front wings, suspension, transmission and brakes. High-strength steels, laser welding and hydro-forming techniques contribute to the stiffer body for an enhanced driving experience and safety.
Classic design and modern equipment
The new Ford Mustang is available in fastback and convertible bodystyles with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions, and features classic design elements including three-dimensional, tri-bar taillamps, signature trapezoidal grille and shark-bite front fascia.
Ford will start right-hand drive production of the first European specification Ford Mustangs this summer at its Flat Rock facility, Michigan, U.S., in 10 exterior colours and equipped as standard with 19-in wheels, automatic xenon headlamps, dual-zone climate control, LED tail lamps, and a rear diffuser.
Further standard equipment includes a nine-speaker sound system, and SYNC 2 voice control connectivity with eight-inch colour touch screen. Ford Mustang is exclusively available to order in Europe at new FordStore locations opening across the region primarily in metropolitan areas. The first vehicles are set to reach dealershipscontinental Europe from July and the U.K. from October.
5.0 V8 Ford Mustang 0-100 Speed Test
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|Ford Mustang Fastback||Ford Mustang Convertible|
|421 PS 5.0-litre V8||317 PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost||421 PS 5.0-litre V8||317 PS 2.3-litre EcoBoost|
*The declared Fuel/Energy Consumptions, CO2 emissions and electric range are measured according to the technical requirements and specifications of the European Regulations (EC) 715/2007 and (EC) 692/2008 as last amended. Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are specified for a vehicle variant and not for a single car. The applied standard test procedure enables comparison between different vehicle types and different manufacturers. In addition to the fuel efficiency of a car, driving behaviour as well as other non-technical factors play a role in determining a car's fuel/energy consumption, CO2 emissions and electric range. CO2 is the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming.
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