After much anticipation and pre-reveal leaks, the 2015 Ford Mustang was finally uncovered this week, and in turn has made it as this week’s standout car.
The new Mustang is a blend of brand new and familiar elements. Starting with the new, there’s a new 2.3-litre four-cylinder engine that will be the base engine option when the Mustang officially goes on sale next year in Europe, as well as a new independent rear suspension.
As for the familiar elements, the new Mustang makes use of a design that is heavily influenced by Mustangs of the 1960s. Other familiar elements will include the 3.7-litre V6 and 5.0-litre V8 engine from the outgoing Mustang.
Engine specifications for the 2015 Ford Mustang are as follows:
All engines can be connected to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission (with paddle shifters).
As mentioned before the new Mustang now has independent rear suspension, getting rid of the live rear axle that many claimed limited the current Mustang’s handling. In order to improve on the car’s stiffness, there’s a new perimeter subframe at the front, and it also helps reduce mass in return.
The new Mustang is set to go on sale sometime late next year, and it will be on the 50th year of Mustang production. No official word on pricing just yet, but we suspect a base 5.0 GT should be around the high $20,000 or low $30,000 mark.