2015 Ford Mustang production kicks off at Flat Rock Assembly Plant

Article by Christian A., on August 28, 2014

If you already ordered the 2015 Mustang you will be happy to know that Ford started the production of its new pony car. It is a historic day as the 2015 Mustang is now a global sports car and will be available in more than 120 countries around the world. The sixth-generation Mustang also marks the addition of the right-hand-drive version which means that you will probably see this new vehicle in markets such as the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa.

Ford’s new Mustang promises to fit any lifestyle and will be available with a 5.0-liter V8 engine that pumps out 435 hp and 400 lb-ft (542 Nm) of torque. Still, if you want a fuel-efficient engine, then the new 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine with 310 hp and 320 lb-ft (433 Nm) of torque is the right model for you.

According to the leaked fuel economy ratings, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine bolted to a 6-speed automatic transmission returns a fuel economy of 22 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg combined.

The 3.7-liter V6 engine delivers 300 hp and 320 lb-ft (433 Nm) of torque and using a six-speed manual transmission is able to return 17 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg combined. When equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, the V6 engine returns a fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg combined.

Pricing for the all-new 2015 Mustang starts at $24,425 and for this amount of money you will get the 3.7-liter V6 engine but if you want the four-cylinder EcoBoost you pay $25,995. The V8-powered 2015 Mustang GT costs $32,925 but if you really want to feel special, then the Mustang GT 50 Year Limited Edition is the vehicle for you and arrives with a $46,996 price tag.

“Mustang is and will continue to be an automotive icon,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “Expanding its availability globally affords our customers around the world the opportunity to have a true firsthand Mustang experience – one unlike any other.”

The appearance, audio track and driving dynamics of the Ford Mustang are the main ingredients for delivering a visceral experience that drives people to get behind its wheel. The latest iteration of the pony car now comes with several versions, making it suitable for any lifestyle. Aside from the upgraded V6 and V8 mills, the new Mustang could be specified with an all-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine.

Already oozing with power, the 5.0-liter V8 found in the new Ford Mustang GT has been tweaked with an upgraded valvetrain and cylinder heads as well as a new intake manifold. This allows the upgraded V8 to deliver over 420 hp (426 PS) of max output and 390 lb.-ft. (529 Nm) of peak torque while offering better levels of fuel economy, emissions and idle stability.

As for the EcoBoost engine, Dave Pericak, Ford Mustang chief engineer, remarked that the new mill delivers where a Mustang driver expects it to, thanks to the fact that it offers a broad, flat torque curve that allows for great acceleration.

The new EcoBoost engine in the new Mustang employs direct injection, turbocharging and variable cam timing to deliver not just performance but also degree of efficiency that leads its segment. The distinct intake manifold and turbocharger housing allow the new EcoBoost engine to deliver the expected performance, as this allows the mill to develop more than 305 hp (309 PS) of output and 300 lb.-ft. (407 Nm) of torque.

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