New 2015 Mustang Update

QUESTION

Hi John,

I hear Ford will be bringing the New Mustang 5Ltr V8 GT to our shores some time next year. Have you any idea about price, specifications etc at this early stage. I've heard they will have a new IRS & Ten speed auto transmission.

Thanks,

Archie

ANSWER


Hi Archie,

I'm not a specialist on this car, and Ford will drip feed details over the next 24 months to keep punters engaged in the lead-up to the car's arrival. A big yes, apparently, on the IRS, but definitely not 10-speed trans. Late 2015 on-sale date predicted. I've collated some information for you: some PDFs you can download, a couple of videos, some images and the basic specifications that are known at this stage.

Hope this helps,

JC

VIDEOS

First Look at the 2015 Mustang (video)

Introduction to the 2015 Mustang by senior Ford Motor Company Executives (video)



2015 Australian Mustang Images

Overall front three-quarter Mustang view

Overall front three-quarter Mustang view

Overall rear three-quarter Mustang view

Overall rear three-quarter Mustang view

Front 2015 Mustang light details

Front 2015 Mustang light details

Rear 2015 Mustang light details

Rear 2015 Mustang light details


Four-cylinder Ecoboost 2015 Mustang engine details

Four-cylinder Ecoboost 2015 Mustang engine details


V8 2015 Mustang engine details

V8 2015 Mustang engine details


2015 Ford Mustang IRS details

2015 Ford Mustang IRS details


2015 Mustang's likely specs and prices:

Mustang four-cylinder
Price: From $45,000 (estimated)
On sale: Late 2015
Engine: 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder (9.5:1)
Fuel type: 91 RON regular unleaded
Power: 227kW at 5500rpm
Torque: 407Nm at 2500 to 4500rpm
Transmission: Six-speed manual or six-speed automatic
Driven wheels: Rear
Turning circle: 12.2 metres
Length/Width/Height/Wheelbase: 4784/1916/1381/2720 mm
Boot capacity: 383 litres
Fuel tank capacity: 59 litres
Brakes: Four-piston calipers, 352 x 32mm vented discs (front), single piston “floating” iron caliper, 330 x 25mm vented discs (rear)
Wheels: 19 x 9-inch
Tyres: 255/40R19
Weight: Not yet released
Fuel economy: Not yet released
0 to 100km/h: Not yet released

Mustang V8
Price: From $55,000 (estimated)
On sale: Late 2015
Engine: 5.0-litre V8 (11.0:1)
Fuel type: 98 RON premium unleaded
Power: 313kW at 6500rpm
Torque: 529Nm at 4250rpm
Transmission: Six-speed manual or six-speed automatic
Driven wheels: Rear
Turning circle: 12.2 metres
Length/Width/Height/Wheelbase: 4784/1916/1381/2720 (mm)
Boot capacity: 324 litres
Fuel tank capacity: 61 litres
Brakes: Six-piston calipers, 380 x 25mm vented discs (front), single piston “floating” iron caliper, 330 x 25mm vented discs (rear)
Wheels: 19 x 9-inch (front), 19 x 9.5-inch (rear)
Tyres: 255/40R19 (front), 275/40R19 (rear)
Weight: Not yet released by Ford
Fuel economy: Not yet released
0 to 100km/h: Not yet released


There is also a pretty good story on the upcoming car by News Limited's Josh Dowling here. Plenty of good links in this story.