​2015 Mustang Sparkles With Fuel Economy

Author: Rob AdamsBy:
Staff Reporter
Aug. 10, 2014

The 2015 Mustang by Ford ­marks its 50th anniversary as global demand for the car is slightly up. There’s no doubt about it, the new Ford Mustang is built to please, even though the designer’s first version was rejected for being too European.

Times have changed, and with that so has the 2015 Ford Mustang. The final version has slimmer exterior dimensions which take some design cues from the Fusion, the front end incorporates influences from the Evos concept at the 2011 Frankfurt show and the upright grille remains Mustang-esque.

Car and Driver reports that the trademark sequential turn signal received an update: “The rear end houses one of the neatest design features of the new Mustang.

The car’s trademark taillight design with three vertical bars will continue but in the form of LED-lit transparent Planes protruding from a concave surface set beneath the decklid. These lighting elements will illuminate sequentially, of course, when used for turn indication.

The center stack offers either traditional stereo and HVAC controls or the MyFord Touch do-everything touch screen, which Ford is emphasizing due to customer satisfaction reviews. The changeable ambient lighting around the cabin continues, harkening something found in European luxury cars.

The car is available with the same engine options offered by the current Mustang, an aspirated 3.7-liter V-6 and the “Coyote” 5.0-liter V-8 with 305 and 420 horsepower, respectively, with upgrades that can boost the 5.0 to 500 horsepower. Transmissions come in a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic, with a 10-speed auto being jointly developed with GM available two to three years after launch.

Ford will satisfy European and federal fuel-economy standards with its first turbo­charged four-cylinder Mustang since 1986. The 2.3 liter engine will generate 310 horsepower with direct injection, and will show a mileage gain plus high, flat torque curve.

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