Since its unveiling at the New York World Fair in 1964, the Ford Mustang has become an icon of the automotive industry. The first pony car, a reference to the original Mustang, it has sold several million copies in addition to multiplying into several versions that are each more popular than the next. For 2015, the Mustang is back with a whole new generation that showcases major changes.
For starters, the new 2015 Ford Mustang will now be sold worldwide, a first for the model. In addition, it replaces a key element of its design, the rear solid axle, in favor of an independent suspension. Despite the fact that the Mustang was able to stand out with this type of suspension, the reality is that consumers wanted something more comfortable that was also easier to drive on a track. The new suspension is able to achieve these goals.
There are also significant changes under the long hood of the 2015 Ford Mustang. First, it is now possible to order the Mustang with a turbo engine, specifically a four-cylinder 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost. A 3.7-liter V6 engine is still available, as is a 5.0-liter V8 that propels the GT version.
The base engine, the V6, delivers 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The EcoBoost engine develops 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque while the V8 offers nothing less than 435 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. In short, if you are looking for a powerful vehicle offered at a very reasonable price, the 2015 Mustang is certainly worth considering. Buyers can choose between a six-speed automatic and a six-speed manual gearbox.
With the GT, the owner gets an excessively powerful vehicle, which nevertheless proves to be more agile and tamable. That is not to say that the Mustang has lost its bite; it's just that its power is now easier to manage. With the EcoBoost version buyers get an engine that is powerful while being particularly efficient with an average fuel consumption rating between 7.5 liters per 100 kilometers and 7.9 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway depending on the version.
In addition to the hard roof coupe version, there is also a convertible Ford Mustang that is available and that can be equipped with one of the three motors described above. Regardless, when driving a Mustang, you'll turn heads every time, whether in a convertible or a coupe.
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