One of the pioneers of the muscle car era, the Ford Mustang, is getting prepared to send shock waves around the world. Scheduled to hit dealerships in 2014, the 2015 version of the Mustang has been completely redesigned. Not only will the new Mustang deliver an impressive on-road performance, it is also the most efficient Mustang lineup to date.
For the first time in over 20 years, the Mustang will be available with four-cylinder engine. Although there were rumors that the Mustang would forego the iconic V-8 engine, performance enthusiasts can take a sigh of relief knowing that the legendary 5.0 engine is still available. Here are five awesome things about the new Mustang.
New suspension setup
For years, some Mustang enthusiasts complained about the coupe’s solid rear axle. The critics argued that the solid rear axle limited the Mustang’s road handling capabilities. Ford engineers made sure that the 2015 Mustang would have the optimum driving dynamics. The fully independent rear suspension is designed to keep the Mustang firmly planted to the pavement in all road conditions. This is good news for the driving enthusiasts that demand precise road handling on the street or track.
Versatile engine options
The rumbling of the potent 5.0-liter, V-8 engine is a must-have feature for some Mustang owners. However, the biggest announcement is the arrival of a 2.3-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine. With the assistance of direct-injection technology, the motor is able to pump out a hefty 305 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. The potent engine will enable the Mustang to deliver rapid acceleration when passing slow traffic or sprinting from a standstill. Although the official fuel economy numbers have yet to be released, many experts expect the gas mileage to be well over 30 mpg on the highway. The base engine remains the proven 3.7-liter, V6 engine that is featured in the current model year.
Cutting-edge exterior design
The Ford Mustang has always been noted for its exemplary styling. Although the new Mustang is totally redesigned, it still carries on some of the traditional styling cues. Engineered with a lower profile and wider stance, the new Mustang exudes sportiness from every angle. The wide fenders give the legendary muscle car an undeniable hint of aggression. The aerodynamic contours and decreased mass make the 2015 Mustang a true contender in the world of sports cars. Although the distinctive front fascia differs from the Mustangs of yesteryear, the long hood and short trunk are reminiscent of the 1969 model. The available Mustang convertible will likely be one of the most attractive drop-tops on the market.
Some car enthusiasts viewed the outgoing Mustang’s interior as rather bland. The sixth-generation of the Mustang will feature a very modern cabin. The cockpit is designed to give the driver the utmost confidence when maneuvering on the road. Surrounded by clear gauges and accessible controls, the driver will also be treated to a spacious interior.
The new Mustang can be equipped with all of the latest high-tech gadgetry. Some of the innovative features include launch control, cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, and a high-powered sound system.
The new Mustang has all the makings of a legendary performance machine. Its efficiency also makes the 2015 Mustang perfect for daily driving.