Ford confirms Mustang lineup and specifications

2015 Ford Mustang front quarter-1

Ford Australia has revealed the lineup and specifications for the upcoming Ford Mustang which is scheduled to arrive in showrooms next year as a fastback and convertible.

“We’ve has an unprecedented 15,000 customers asking for more details about the car so we’ve decided to share with everyone the key features of the coupe and convertible,” according to Bob Graziano, Ford Australia President and CEO.

Two engines will be offered in Australia, a turbocharged four-cylinder Ecoboost Mustang the performance-oriented V8 powered Mustang. The EcoBoost engine develops 233 kW of power at 5,600 rpm – 5,700 rpm and 432 Nm of torque @ 3,000 rpm while the range-topping 5.0-litre V8 develops 303 kW at 6,500 rpm and 525 Nm of torque at 4,250 rpm.

The new Mustang promises to thrill with world-class performance, driving dynamics and usability. The clean-sheet design of both Ford Mustang fastback and convertible showcase a contemporary execution while evoking the essential character of the vehicle, retaining key design elements of the classic Mustangs recognisable to car fans, including the long sculpted bonnet and short rear deck.

2015 Ford Mustang rear quarter

Several key design features define the new Ford Mustang, including:

  • A low roof height and wide stance
  • Sleek profile enabled by steeply sloped windshield and rear glass
  • Three-dimensional, tri-bar taillights
  • Contemporary execution of the iconic car’s signature trapezoidal grille and shark-bite front fascia

Ford Mustang convertible drivers will appreciate the standard multi-layer insulated cloth top that gives the car an upscale appearance and a quiet cabin. The top has a sleek profile when folded for open-air motoring.

Large, clear instrumentation puts vehicle information right in front of the driver in the roomy cabin with an aviation-inspired cockpit, while ergonomic and tactile switches and knobs provide control. The vehicle’s width and new rear suspension contribute to improved shoulder and hip room for passengers and a practically shaped boot that can accommodate two golf bags.

2015 Ford Mustang interior

Inside, the new Mustang features Ford’s SYNC2 infotainment system. It brings a high-resolution 8-inch colour touch screen and advanced voice control to access audio, navigation, climate control and compatible paired mobile phones.

SYNC2 enables drivers to issue simpler “one-shot” navigation destinations, and to ask the system to “play” a desired artist. Simply pushing the voice control button and saying “I’m hungry” will bring up a list of local restaurants, which you can then get directions to.

Mustang Highlights

2.3-litre EcoBoost

Engine and Transmission

  • 233 kW / 432 Nm 2.3-litre GTDi EcoBoost engine
  • Aluminium block and heads with integrated exhaust manifold
  • DOHC, four valves per cylinder, Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing
  • Twin scroll turbocharger
  • Balance Shaft for smooth operation
  • 6-speed Getrag manual transmission (standard)
  • 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters (optional)
  • Rear-drive with Limited Slip Differential
  • Suspension – front; Double ball-joint independent MacPherson strut and tubular stabiliser bar
  • Suspension – rear; Integral-link independent with coil springs, solid stabiliser bar and twin-tube dampers (2.3-litre EcoBoost)
  • Brakes; Four-wheel power disc brakes with four-sensor, four channel anti-lock braking system and AdvanceTrac™ Dynamic Stability Control
  • Brakes – front; 352 x 32 mm ventilated discs, four-piston 46 mm fixed aluminium calipers (2.3-litre EcoBoost)
  • Brakes – rear; 330 x 25 mm ventilated discs, single-piston 45 mm floating iron calipers, integral parking brake
  • Steering – Electric power-assisted steering with rack-and-pinion gear
  • Steering ratio – 16:1
  • Turning circle (kerb-to-kerb) 12.2 m

Exterior standard features

  • 19” Ebony Black Painted Machined Alloy Wheels (255/40 R19 tyres front, rear)
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Stainless Steel dual exhaust
  • Rear Diffuser
  • HID headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Fog Lamps
  • Daytime Running Lights (DTRL)
  • Mirrors – Heated, body coloured, Dual Power with Integrated Turn Signals
  • Pony Projection Lights
  • Rain Sensing Wipers

Interior

  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Automatic on-off headlights
  • Floor mats (front and rear)
  • Electric front and rear windows with one-touch lowering/close front windows (driver and passenger)
  • Height-and-reach adjustable leather steering wheel
  • Steering wheel mounted cruise and audio controls
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake
  • Illuminated visors – driver and passenger
  • Intelligent Access with Push Button Start
  • Auto Dimming Rear view mirror
  • Aluminium-faced Foot Pedals
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Illuminated Scuff Plates

Seats

  • Driver and Passenger Climate Controlled Premium Leather (heated and cooled)
  • 6-way Power Driver’s Seat and Power Lumbar support

Infotainment

  • SYNC2 with Emergency Assistance
  • High-resolution 8” Colour Touch Screen
  • Bluetooth mobile phone integration
  • iPod integration
  • USB integration
  • 9-speaker Sounds System with Amplifier

Safety and Security

  • MyKey™
  • AdvanceTrac with Dynamic Stability Control
  • Driver and passenger side airbags
  • Dual Front airbags
  • Driver Knee airbag
  • Active Glovebox Knee Airbag (front passenger)
  • Rearview Camera
  • Illuminated Entry
  • Securilock Passive Anti-Theft (PATS)
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

5.0-litre Ti-VCT V8

Additional equipment above 2.3-litre EcoBoost

Engine

  • 303 kW / 525 Nm 5.0-litre Ti-CVT V8
  • Aluminium block and heads
  • DOHC, four valves per cylinder, Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing

Brakes

  • 380 x 34 mm vented front discs, Brembo six-piston 36 mm fixed aluminium calipers

Tyres and Wheels

  • Front 19 x 9 inch Ebony Black Painted Machined Alloy wheels R275/40 R19
  • Rear 19 x 9.5 inch Ebony Black Painted Machined Alloy wheels R275/40 R19

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