Insider provides the goods for the 2015 Mustang, including the 310 HP Ecoboost engine

Ford Mustang

We’ve known that Ford was preparing a new generation Mustang for 2015 . We also knew that the model will feature significant changes for both its look and its engine line-up. These were just rumors, of course, but they have now been taken to the next level by someone who was invited to evaluate a 2015 Mustang and was even paid for it. Some people have all the luck.

This gentleman was in front of a 2015 Mustang , but was not allowed to take any pictures, leaving his description of the car as our only source of information. He said that there were parts of the Mustang that he liked and parts that he did not like. The front end of the muscle car will be longer than the current model and will feature a beehive grill with a good amount chrome. The part he didn’t like about the Mustang were the new headlights: he said they "were little slants, not the traditional round Mustang lights or even close to the current HID style. Made the car look Chinese." He did like the taillights, however, stating that they were louvered and projected out.

The best part is the power source that will be used for the 2015 Ford Mustang. It will be powered by a 4-cylinder, 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine that delivers a total of 310 HP and a fuel economy of 34 mpg. This will be slightly better than the 305 HP of the 3.7L V6 engine, but a lot better than the 19 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy of the manual tranny Mustang and the 19 mpg city / 31 mpg hwy of the automatic tranny Mustang.


2 comments:

I am a big Mustang fan; I have had mustangs through the years. I have owned Mustangs varying from 1966 - 2009, but I have to say that I am very disappointed with this model. It is a two door Taurus; it does not look like a mustang. I really hope that this is not set in stone, because for the first time, I will not want to buy one.

My first car was a 1968 Mustang Fastback in Highland Green. It vaguely resembled the Bullitt Mustang accept that McQueen’s had a 390 and a Manual transmission, whereas mine was a 302 with an automatic. My second Car was a 1969 Mustang Fastback ( Sportsroof ) in Winter Blue, with again, a 302 and an A/T.

In any case, I think that this Mustang is [U]the[/U] best looking ’stang since the 1969 model. It is the first Mustang in several decades which can actually be called sleek. Also, I like that it resembles an Aston Martin. Remember that James Bond ( played by sean Connery ) drove a Bright Red 1971 Mach I in a wild chase through night-time Las Vagas in ’ Diamonds Are Forever ’ . I could see 007 driving a gun metal gray version of this Mustang very easily. Maybe Ford could use this to promote this next ’stang, as several Mustangs have appeared in the Bond films .

Diamonds Are Forever - Las Vegas car chase

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