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2015 Mustang V6 & GT Specs & Info

Discussion in 'V6 Mustang Articles' started by Brent, Feb 22, 2014.

  1. Brent

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    The next chapter in the life of the iconic pony car begins today as the all-new Ford Mustang – loaded with innovative technologies and delivering world-class levels of performance – is simultaneously revealed around the globe in six cities on four continents.

    “Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, global product development. “The visceral look, sound and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they’ve never driven one. Mustang is definitely more than just a car – it is the heart and soul of Ford.”

    Mustang’s impact goes well beyond the 9 million-plus cars sold in its 50 years of continuous production. It has made thousands of appearances in film, television, music and video games, and is the world’s most-liked vehicle on Facebook. For the first time ever, Ford will bring Mustang to customers in key parts of Europe and Asia.

    “We crafted this car with the goal of creating a contemporary interpretation of Mustang – an American automotive icon that symbolizes optimism and freedom for millions of people around the world,” said Jim Farley, executive vice president of Ford global marketing, sales and service and Lincoln.

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    All-new shape, yet unmistakably Mustang
    The clean-sheet design of both Mustang fastback and convertible evokes the essential character of the brand, retaining key design elements – including the long sculpted hood and short rear deck – with contemporary execution.

    “You only get one chance to make a first impression, and when you see this car you immediately see a Mustang strong and true,” said Moray Callum, Ford executive director, design, The Americas.

    Several key design features define the all-new Mustang, including:

    • A lower, wider stance with a reduction in roof height, and wider rear fenders and track
    • The return of Mustang fastback with a sleeker profile enabled by more steeply sloped windshield and rear glass
    • Three-dimensional, tri-bar taillamps with sequential turn signals
    • Contemporary execution of the signature shark-bite front fascia and trapezoidal grille
    Mustang convertible drivers will appreciate the standard multilayer insulated cloth top that gives the car a more upscale appearance and a quieter cabin. The new top lowers twice as fast as before, and has a sleeker profile when folded for open-air motoring.

    The information and controls an active driver needs are all readily accessible in the aviation-inspired cockpit, which is executed with the highest degree of craftsmanship ever found in a Mustang. Large, clear instrumentation puts vehicle information right in front of the driver in the roomier cabin, while improved ergonomics and tactile switches and knobs provide better control. The added width and a new rear suspension contribute to improved shoulder and hip room for passengers, and a more usefully shaped trunk can accommodate two golf bags.

    The Mustang experience
    The way Mustang looks, drives and sounds is key to the visceral experience that makes drivers just want to get in and hit the road. With more options to choose from, there is a Mustang to fit any lifestyle. The upgraded V6 and V8 are joined by an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine that brings state-of-the-art technology to Mustang.

    Mustang GT continues with the latest edition of the throaty 5.0-liter V8, now featuring an upgraded valvetrain and cylinder heads that yield more than 420 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque. A new intake manifold improves low-speed breathing for better fuel economy, idle stability and emissions.

    “This EcoBoost engine delivers where a Mustang driver expects it to, with a broad, flat torque curve that pours out when you stand on it for easy passing or hustling down a twisty road,” said Dave Pericak, Ford Mustang chief engineer.

    The Mustang EcoBoost engine uses direct injection, variable cam timing and turbocharging to deliver plenty of usable performance and projected segment-leading fuel efficiency. A unique intake manifold and turbocharger housing enable it to deliver the performance Mustang drivers expect with output projected at more than 305 horsepower and 300 lb.-ft. of torque.

    With at least 300 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque on tap from the standard 3.7-liter V6, even the most accessible Mustang delivers the performance customers expect.

    Drivers will appreciate smoother shifts from the updated manual gearbox, while a reworked automatic transmission features new steering wheel-mounted shift paddles for drivers who want the choice between convenience and control.

    Most nimble pony ever
    When life throws drivers a curve, the all-new Mustang sets new handling benchmarks for the brand, delivering world-class dynamics and ride quality.

    “We already set a very high standard for Mustang’s dynamics with Boss 302, and our goal was to go above and beyond that with this new car,” said Pericak.

    Mustang features all-new front and rear suspension systems. At the front, a new perimeter subframe helps to stiffen the structure while reducing mass, providing a better foundation for more predictable wheel control that benefits handling, steering and ride.

    The new double-ball-joint front MacPherson strut system also enables the use of larger, more powerful brakes. This is expected to be the best stopping Mustang yet, with three available brake packages.

    At the rear is an all-new integral-link independent rear suspension. The geometry, springs, dampers and bushings all have been specifically modified and tuned for this high-performance application. New aluminum rear knuckles help reduce unsprung mass for improved ride and handling.

    Smarter than your average pony
    The all-new Mustang features a significant amount of innovative technologies providing drivers with enhanced information, control and connectivity when they want it. From Intelligent Access with push-button start to SYNC® and MyKey® in every Mustang built, plus available Track Apps, MyColor gauges and new Shaker Pro audio system, drivers will be able to customize their time behind the wheel.

    The feeling of freedom and confidence Mustang instills in its drivers is amplified when they can take control of how the car behaves. On a twisty back road or a weekend track day, 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.

    The advanced new Ford-developed stability control system is tuned to maximize Mustang’s dynamic capabilities. When the time comes to turn up the wick at the track, Mustang GT includes standard launch control that enables drivers to achieve smooth, consistent starts every time.

    When it’s time to back off and relax for the drive home, available advanced driver-assist features including Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control can help ease the load, while SYNC AppLink™ lets drivers control their smartphone apps to listen to their favorite form of entertainment.

    50 years of Mustang
    April 17, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the original Ford Mustang and each 2015 model celebrates the milestone with a badge on the instrument panel that includes the galloping pony logo and the words “Mustang – Since 1964.” Mustang will continue to be built in the United States at Flat Rock Assembly Plant.

    “From day one, we knew if we were going to build a new Mustang, we had to do it right,” said Pericak. “We built a new Mustang from the ground up that is quicker, better-looking, more refined and more efficient, without losing any of the raw appeal that people have associated with Mustang for half a century.”
     

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    visceral (adjective) : coming from strong emotions and not from logic or reason

    There's nothing "visceral" about a Mustang (but the Boss 302 LS came damn close), and there hasn't been since the 1969 Boss 429 was available. New cars (including the Mustang) are designed for the masses, the lowest common denominator - not the discerning gear head that wants the noise that real performance provides. The minute they tried to make the Mustang more palatable to Europeans, we, as American gear heads, lost.

    I don't want to be insulated from the road on a "forgiving" suspension. I don't want a "killer stereo" to drown out road/car noise. I don't want nanny controls to help me interpret what the car is doing. I certainly don't want paddle shifters.

    I want uncompromising power, handling, and braking - and I want to feel/hear all of it.

    Don't get me wrong though, the 2015 would make a great Fusion Sport. Just don't try to pass them off as "visceral".
     
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    Some of us need to quit obsessing over a word. Today's 3.7 V6 Mustang is as fast as the venerable Boss 429 form 0 to 60 and only about a half second slower in the 1/4 mile. With just a few mods the modern day entry level V6 Mustang would easily outrun the Boss 429 in stock trim. Furthermore it will easily out perform the Boss in the handling department. It does everything the Boss 429 did, only better. And that's just the V6. Today's Mustang GT would flat out destroy a Boss 429 in a head to head performance comparison. It would run the 1/4 mile faster, stop in a shorter distance, handle better, get better gas mileage, require far less maintenance and over all last much longer with less effort to keep it on the road. The modern car also offers a more comfortable interior and feature content that was literally the stuff of science fiction when the 69 Boss was introduced. Don't get me wrong, I love the 60's era Mustangs too and I had a 1965 coupe myself. But this notion that the current Mustang or the soon to be released 2015 Mustang some how does not measure up to the muscle car Mustangs of the 1960's is pure nonsense. If anything the reverse is true. Today's Mustang achieves levels of performance that those cars would never be capable of and they are far more efficient and reliable to boot. Visceral is just a word, but so is better.



    PS, If you want to talk about a car that was created for the masses, lets talk about a car that sold 1 million units in the first year and a half of production.

    Oh wait, that was the Mustang years before the visceral 69 Boss came about.
     
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    That visceral enough?
     
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    I agree I have a v6 2015 I don't know why they say the EcoBoost four cylinder is faster head to head I beat the


    Then. Check out the YouTube video 2015 EcoBoost 4 cylinder against a v6 Mustang V 6 smoked it