December 5, 2013
After a leaky start, Ford releases official information on 2015 Mustang, including details on new 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder engine
With renderings, spy shots, and two very leaky days, it’s no surprise we’ve seen almost all of the new Mustang before the official reveal today. But, as they say, all information here is straight from the horse’s mouth.
The new-for-2015 model will get a “lower, wider stance” and a lower roof than the current Mustang, combined with wider rear bodywork and track. Retained is the three-bar taillights and sequential turn signals we all know and love. Up front, the “signature shark-bite” front fascia is featured along with a trapezoidal grille.
Convertible models will see the introduction of a new multilayer cloth top to aid in the reduction of cabin noise which lowers twice as fast as the current Mustang convertible top.
However, it’s what’s under the hood that most people are interested in.
Mustang will get a choice of three engines, adding a 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder to the mix, with the current engines carrying on into the new generation.
The EcoBoost engine, which slots in between the two current engines, will deliver 305 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. The 3.7L V6 will still be the base model choice, sporting output of 300hp and 270 lb-ft. And Mustang GT will continue to be powered by a 5.0L V8 – upgraded for 2015 – cranking out 420 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque. Both manual and automatic gearboxes also see updates.
At the rear, under the new haunches, will sit a new integral-link independent rear suspension. Ford’s goal was to make the new Mustang handle better than the previous Boss 302. With the addition of IRS and an updated front suspension, the new Mustang should be the best handling pony car to ever come directly from Ford.
Inside, Mustang will get standard push-button start, SYNC, and available Track Apps for those looking to have some fun at the local circuit. GT models will even see the inclusion of standard launch control.
Additionally, according to the Ford release, “the driver can tap the toggle switches on the console to quickly adjust steering effort, engine response, and transmission and electronic stability control settings using the available Selectable Drive Modes to create the perfect Mustang at any time.”
Expect the 2015 Mustang to go on sale late next year.