2015 Ford Mustang GT
The 2015 Ford Mustang is assuredly the most anticipated new vehicle of the year. The new car retains the current Mustang’s 107.1-inch wheelbase, and despite actually looking longer than the 2014 model in person, it’s one fifth of an inch shorter overall.
The big news for 2015, though, is the Mustang’s three-engine lineup. That’s right, joining the range for the first time will be a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. The 3.7-liter V6 will remain as the base engine, while the GT will feature the beloved 5.0-liter Coyote V8. Ford has yet to release performance data (including final power numbers, 0-60 times, or fuel economy estimates) – don’t expect any of that to be announced until sometime next year.
Ford assures us that both the V6 and V8 engines will be more powerful than their counterparts in the 2014 model. But the automaker also provided projections for each, showing figures identical to the current outputs, so it’s a fair guess that horsepower and torque figures for the six and eight won’t jump by much.
The 2.3, meanwhile, is estimated to put out 305 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 300 pound-feet of torque between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm (Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T owners, take note). We’d take these numbers with a suitably large grain of salt, as they are subject to change as certification carries on. What we do know for sure is that the EcoBoost Mustang will slot above the V6 model.
Ford is promising a range of new driving modes for the new Mustang, although representatives declined to go into specific details beyond confirming that there will be both snow/rain and performance modes which will tweak the throttle response, steering weight and stability control settings.
Official pricing is high on the list of must-knows, too, but we’re likely months away from that information as the car isn’t expected in dealers until late 2014…