As the 2015 Ford Mustang is been prepped up for its official debut, more facts are being revealed about this iconic muscle car. The clay prototype we saw is not the real deal but it gives us an idea of what we should look forward to.
Many 2015 Mustang changes have been documented; the car is expected to shrink slightly in size. Buyers should expect the cars dimension to remain the same as the current car, but with an all-new unibody. The front and rear track will be narrower and the wheelbase will be an inch smaller than the current model.
Other than the seats that were redesigned in 2008, Ford Mustang’s interior has stayed the same since it was restyled in its third generation. With the look of things, the interior of the 2015 Mustang redesign will stay the same, but we do expect Ford to equip this new generation muscle car with some stand-out technological features.
Aside from the 2015 Mustang changes listed above, the car could also feature a turbocharged power for the first time in almost 30 years, and we have heard that the current model’s solid rear axle will give way for a solid or fully- independent rear suspension. The independent rear is more likely to come, given that all its competitors are using one.
2015 Mustang Engine
According to our source, Ford will offer three engine lineups in the Mustang 2015 model. The new Mustang will indeed get a turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, but contrarily to what some reviewers said, our source claims that the 4-cylinder will not be a 2.3-liter, but a 2.5-liter EcoBoost rated at 300 HP. The other engine lineups expected in 2015 Mustang are a 3.7-liter six-cylinder that will deliver more than 305 HP and 280 lb-ft of torque, and a 5.0-liter Coyote V-8, rated at over 475 HP (which is about 50 HP more than what you get from the current unit) and 390 lb-ft of torque. Unlike the current Ford Mustang, Ford said that the next-generation model will be sold all around the world. This explains the introduction of the turbocharged EcoBoost engine.
The 2015 Mustang redesign should be lighter than the current model. So even without significant increases in power, we expect the new car to give better performance. These engines are likely to be mated to standard six-speed manual and available fuel efficient six speed automatic transmission.
The change from solid rear axle may be a huge disappointment to racers, but we heard that a live axle model could be release later on as a limited edition. The handling ability of the Mustang 2015 model is not bad though, it will be improved with computer-controlled torque vectoring. This system applies torque when needed for a more aggressive and controlled handling.
Release Date and Price
The 2015 Ford Mustang is expected to make its debut in April 2014 at the New York Auto Show to mark its 50th anniversary. With the introduction of the independent rear suspension in the mix, the new Mustang could get a little more expensive than the current model.
2015 Mustang will compete with cars like the Subaru BRZ, Chevrolet Camaro, Scion FR-S and Hyundai Genesis Coupe when it hits the market.