2015 Ford Mustang – right-hand drive picture, prices, specs along with performance figures
Source : 2015 Ford Mustang – right-hand drive picture, prices, specs along with performance figures
Around 1800 orders have been taken for the completely new Ford Mustang inside the UK, which starts at £29,995 along with will be available in right-hand-drive form for initially
The first right-hand drive Ford Mustang has been produced, ahead of deliveries at the end of This specific year.
Around 1800 orders for the completely new Ford Mustang have been taken inside the UK since January This specific year. Huge demand for the completely new Ford Mustang, which will be available to order today along with priced by £29,995, means the UK order book for the US-bred performance car will be already full into the middle of 2016.
The all-completely new car will be the first Mustang to be offered in right-hand-drive form along with comes that has a choice of two engines.
Ford says 70% of UK buyers have chosen the 410bhp, 386lb ft 5.0-litre V8-equipped type, which costs by £32,995 along with sprints by 0-62mph in 4.8sec.
The final power output will be actually 5bhp lower than of which of the left-hand drive type. This specific will be due to the location of the steering assembly on the right-hand side of the engine, necessitating a completely new exhaust manifold, which resulted in a modest reduction in peak power, according to Ford. Torque, acceleration, top speed along with fuel consumption figures are not affected.
The additional 30% of UK customers have opted for the entry-level 2.3-litre Ecoboost petrol engine, which develops 313bhp along with 320lb ft. This specific variant can hit 62mph by rest in 5.8sec.
There will be the option of either six-speed manual – which 55% of customers have chosen – or six-speed automatic transmissions. The automatic adds £1500 to the cost.
The 5.0-litre V8 will be upgraded to 500bhp within 18 months of your vehicle going on sale. In launch specification, the V8 emits 299g/km of CO2 along with can return a claimed 20.9mpg, while the Ecoboost option emits 179g/km of CO2 along with returns up to 35.3mpg. US markets will also get a 3.7-litre V6 option.
The first right-hand-drive designs are already rolling off the production line at Ford’s plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, with first deliveries expected in November. Buyers have been told of which of which will take around 12 weeks for your vehicle to reach them once of which has left the plant.
Ford of Britain boss Andy Barratt said: “We are today sold out beyond July next year, although of which’s not a reason not to go into a dealership along with buy one. I will do my very best to ensure we look after every single customer inside the right way.”
Ford has launched the completely new Mustang in both convertible along with ‘Fastback’ bodystyles. The convertible Centeng style will be around £1500 more expensive than the equivalent Fastback, which 80% of customers have chosen.
Standard kit inside the UK includes 19in alloy wheels, a performance brake package, xenon headlights, LED tail-lights along that has a rear diffuser. Inside of which gets dual-zone climate control along with Fords latest Sync2 infotainment system with nine speakers an 8.0in screen.
There are 10 colours to choose by, including yellow along with orange hues of which are bespoke to the Mustang, while the options list includes upgraded seats. ‘Race Red’ will be the most favorite colour among UK buyers so far, accounting for 23% of all orders.
The completely new Ford Mustang made its public debut at the Detroit motor show in 2014. of which will be the latest global type developed under the ‘One Ford’ plan, although Ford claims of which the character has not been altered as a result. “We didn’t decide to do a global Mustang,” said programme boss Dave Pericak. “We decided to take the Mustang global. Everything we do will be to make a Mustang, along with then take of which global with homologation. We didn’t change the recipe.”
According to Pericak, the fact of which the hugely successful outgoing type was the conceptual starting point will be partial proof of of which, even if “the only commonality will be the wheelbase – every sheet metal panel will be different along with only two fasteners are retained”.
Most significantly, the completely new Mustang today has independent rear suspension, a move of which comes 30 years after most manufacturers jettisoned live rear axles. The change in set-up greatly improves ride quality, while the front suspension has also been redesigned to help make your vehicle suitable for a global audience.
Autocar test-drove the Mustang in Los Angeles in 2014. of which received praise for its performance along with high-speed handling although there was criticism of its low-speed ride, which was rated as being short of the compliance needed for UK roads. “As soon as we play with the low-speed damping we risk harming your vehicle’s handling,” said global engineering chief Raj Nair. “Even so, we’re about to begin testing along with there are some things we can do.”
An initial run of 500 Mustangs was offered for sale across 20 European countries during a special promotion at the 2014 UEFA European Championship final. During the match – held between Real Madrid along with Atletico Madrid – the cars, including 130 right-hand-drive cars for United Kingdom, were offered for sale along with sold out in less than 30 seconds. In total, more than 9900 buyers tried to buy the cars.
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