In it’s 50th year of production, the Ford Mustang has long been an American muscle car icon. Decade after decade, the Ford engineering team has been hard at work improving the Pony, always striving to create a more powerful vehicle that always provides the best ride possible. The all-new 2015 Mustang from Ford is no different, this year making drastic improvements to the car’s transmission as well as power-to-weight ratios. With these kind of improvements, this may be one of the best Mustangs yet.
If you’re thinking about purchasing a new 2015 Mustang, you’ll first have to ask yourself which engine you prefer. The smallest of the engines, the 2.3L EcoBoost V6, brings turbocharging and direct-injection fuel system to the Mustang while boasting the best-ever power density from a Ford engine. This powerful yet fuel-efficient engine packs quite a bit a power, clocking in at 310 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque. If you want to stick with a V6 but aren’t interested in the EcoBoost, you also have the option of a larger 3.7L V6 engine. This standard engine delivers 300 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque, slightly less than it’s eco-friendly companion.
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Last but not least, the 2015 Mustang will also be available with the almighty 5.0L V8 engine that serves up a heart 435 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. The Ford team has been hard at work on their new-generation V8 engine, focusing on making improvements that were evident after the development of the special-edition 2012 Mustang Boss 302. Such developments include: larger intake valves, larger exhaust valves, revised intake & exhaust camshafts, stiffer valve springs, sinter forged connecting rods, redesigned piston tops and more. Talk about upgrades! Regardless of which of the three sizes you choose, the Mustang will undoubtedly deliver the top-notch power and performance you’ve come to expect from the American classic.
The engine is not the only thing that Ford has been working hard to improve. Like many muscle car fanatics, Mustang owners have developed an affinity for shifting for themselves. With full manual or updated automatic transmission options, Mustang drivers will be able to select the transmission system that best suits their preference. The revised manual transmission contains a new shift linkage design for simpler engagement and increased precision. Redesign in shift lever position has also allowed for an easier shifting experience.
If a manual transmission doesn’t fit your lifestyle, Ford has created a proprietary automatic shifting system that allows the driver to occasionally control shifting via wheel-mounted paddle-shifters. The SelectShift six-speed automatic transmission features a redesigned case that helps reduce weight and optimized clutches for reduced friction.
Updated engines and transmissions make this one unforgettable Mustang. Though it wont be released until later this year, you can pre-order your very own 2015 Ford Mustang at Planet Ford’s website. Visit www.PlanetFord59.com to learn more, or stop by Randall Reed’s Planet Ford in Humble (also serving Kingwood, Atascocita, Cleveland, and greater Houston area) for a test drive!