Finally Ford has decided to unveiled the latest, modern 2015 Ford Mustang for the world. The debut of the new muscle included major cities in the world, from Beijing to New York. And from the looks, the new muscle retains much of its previous styling, which is noticeable in the front end to retain its aggressive characteristic.
However, besides the looks, there are plenty of technological advances that Ford brings to the new 2015 Mustang. The first thing was the do away of the live rear axle with the independent suspension setup. The second noticeable feature is the new EcoBoost 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is uses direct-injected and a twin-scroll turbocharger along with an air-to-air intercooler to produce 305 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. The carry-over 3.7-liter V6 will drop to 300 hp and 270 lb-feet of torque. And while the 5.0-liter V-8 is expected to make at least 420 horsepower and 396 lb-ft of torque.
Mated to these engines will be a choice of manual or an optional automatic transmission with paddle shifters on the steering wheel, which we like. As Ford mentioned at the press release, a lot of people like to talk stick shift, but more people are buying an automatic transmission. By the way, launch control is standard on the Mustang GT.
Braking power for the new 2015 Mustang will be provided by 12.6-inch standard front rotors, while the V8 version will get 13.9 inch rotors and four-piston calipers. However, the bigger brakes will be optional on the EcoBoost model as part of the Performance package, while the V8 Performance package includes 15-inch rotors and Brembo six-piston calipers. In addition, the performance-package also includes a shorter final drive and Torsen limited-slip differential (V8 version).
Along with other technological goodies, the new 2015 Mustang will finally receive MyFord Touch, along with other new-to-Mustang technologies like adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring.
Overall, the new look of the 2015 Mustang received much acceptance and awes during the press release. However, our wish list will be direct fuel injection and cylinder deactivation for the V6 and V8 Mustang.