2015 Mustang Revealed
EcoBoost Engine, IRS Suspension Among Highlights
Larry Jewett - December 05, 2013 08:26 AM
The 2015 Mustang was revealed to the world on December 5Ford Motor Company
Fastback styling returns to the iconic looksFord Motor Company
Engine choices include the 5.0 liter V-8, a 3.7L V-6 and a 2.3L EcoBoostFord Motor Company
Independent Rear Suspension will be the talk of Mustang forums for the foreseeable future.Ford Motor Company
The next chapter in the life of the iconic pony car has begun as the all-new Ford Mustang – loaded with innovative technologies and delivering world-class levels of performance –was simultaneously revealed around the globe in six cities on four continents.
“Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, global product development. “The visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they’ve never driven one. Mustang is definitely more than just a car – it is the heart and soul of Ford.”
For the first time ever, Ford will bring Mustang to customers in key parts of Europe and Asia. “We crafted this car with the goal of creating a contemporary interpretation of Mustang – an American automotive icon that symbolizes optimism and freedom for millions of people around the world,” said Jim Farley, executive vice president of Ford global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln.
The clean-sheet design of both Mustang fastback and convertible evokes the essential character of the brand, retaining key design elements – including the long sculpted hood and short rear deck – with contemporary execution. Several key design features include a lower, wider stance with a reduction in roof height, and wider rear fenders and track; the return of fastback style with a sleeker profile enabled by more steeply sloped windshield and rear glass and three-dimensional, tri-bar taillamps with sequential turn signals.
The upgraded V-6 and V-8 enginesare joined by an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine that brings state-of-the-art technology to Mustang. The throaty 5.0-liter V-8 features an upgraded valvetrain and cylinder heads that yield more than 420 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. A new intake manifold improves low-speed breathing for better fuel economy, idle stability and emissions.
The Mustang EcoBoost engine uses direct injection, variable cam timing and turbocharging to deliver plenty of usable performance and projected segment-leading fuel efficiency. A unique intake manifold and turbocharger housing enable it to deliver the output projected at more than 305 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque.
With at least 300 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque on tap from the standard 3.7-liter V-6, even the most accessible Mustang delivers the performance customers expect.
Mustang features all-new front and rear suspension systems. At the front, a new perimeter subframe helps to stiffen the structure while reducing mass, providing a better foundation for more predictable wheel control that benefits handling, steering and ride. The new double-ball-joint front MacPherson strut system also enables the use of larger, more powerful brakes. This is expected to be the best stopping Mustang yet, with three available brake packages.
At the rear is an all-new integral-link independent rear suspension. The geometry, springs, dampers and bushings all have been specifically modified and tuned for this high-performance application. New aluminum rear knuckles help reduce unsprung mass for improved ride and handling.
April 17, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the original Ford Mustang and each 2015 model celebrates the milestone with a badge on the instrument panel that includes the galloping pony logo and the words “Mustang – Since 1964.” Mustang will continue to be built in the United States at Flat Rock Assembly Plant.