2015 Mustang Revealed

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The highly anticipated 2015 Ford Mustang was recently revealed on the cover of a new Car & Driver magazine, and will be officially unveiled on December 5, according to caranddriver.com.

“The Blue Oval plans to sell the next Mustang globally, and to appease overseas buyers, the car will need to be lighter and more efficient,” stated Jens Meiners and Austin Lindberg in the article about the new sports car in the Car & Driver magazine. The vehicle will stay similar in shape compared to the previous models, but it will no longer have an independent design. Some of its features, such as the front headlights, are borrowed from the Ford Fusion, and the front end appears similar to Evos concept, shown at the 2011 Frankfort Auto Show.

When the new Mustang is released, it will come with the same engines as the previous model had, which are the 3.7-liter V-6 and the 5.0-liter “Coyote” V-8, that produce 305 and 420 horsepower. Months after it is launched, both engines will be updated, including the 662 horsepower “Trinity” supercharged 5.8-liter V-8 in the Shelby GT500, according to autoweek.com.

More engines that are being introduced for 2015 include another 3.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 that will produce 400 horsepower and a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that produces 310 horsepower, but the V-6 won’t appear in the engine lineup until 2017, reported autoblog.com. There are also rumors that a twin-supercharged V-8 that will displace between 5.0 and 5.5-liters is going to be used, and will have a “flat-plane”, or 180-degree crankshaft, which is normally found in Ferraris. This new eight-cylinder will most likely be included in the Shelby GT350, with about 600 horsepower, stated autoblog.com.

“The introduction of an independent rear suspension, not seen in Mustangdom outside of the 1999-2004 SVT Cobra, will improve handling, ride comfort, and packaging. This should address some key Mustang criticisms and lend it credibility when taking on its European contemporaries in markets where the pony-car genre isn’t sustained by nostalgia and cheap fuel, as it is here,” stated caranddriver.com. Each model of the new Mustang will have a similar price to the current vehicle being sold.