The Ford Mustang is scheduled for a big replace on tomorrow, December 5th.
Day after today, the 2015 Ford Mustang will make its debut in the big apple, and CNET will likely be there to bring you all of the juicy details. But that’s hours from now, and the rumors and suspense are killing me. Let’s take a second to type in the course of the hypothesis to search out out what we can predict to peer when the subsequent Mustang debuts.
Returning engine choices
Ford’s three.7-liter V-6 will no doubt make any other look below the ‘Sting’s resulted hood. A reasonable power bump over the engine’s present 305 horsepower stated output is par for the route with a new adaptation.
The 2015 edition 12 months can even see the return of the 5.zero Coyote V-eight in a GT version. At simplest about three years outdated, this engine remains to be rather new as power crops go and it nonetheless has the legs to encourage the coupe, which we think to be lighter than the outgoing version. Just like the six-cylinder, the V-eight might even see moderate efficiency and efficiency bumps.
The following-era Ford Mustang will nearly certainly wear an EcoBoost badge someday.
Some rumors level to a 2.3-liter, other sources level to a 2.5-liter, however the common consensus of the 2015 Mustang leaks is that we are going to see a 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine that makes use of the automaker’s experience with turbo charging and direct-injection.
Conservative speculators should expect a version of the two.3-liter EcoBoost that debuted in the Lincoln MKC crossover, because of this about 275 horses and 300 pound-ft of torque. However, Ford may give the Mustang a moderate performance retunes, so 300 horsepower wouldn’t be definitely out of left field. That would virtually in shape the output of the 3.7-liter V-6, so the value this engine option will have to add might be its increased fuel economy — I’m guessing Ford will want to claim 35+ highway mpg ahead of working it via EPA certification.
The long shot: Twin-turbo “Voodoo” V-eight
It won’t debut the following day at the 2015 Mustang launch, but rumors are also pointing at Ford growing a twin-turbocharged, 600+ horsepower V-eight, codenamed “Voodoo”, that could change the supercharged V-8 supplied within the 2014 GT500 version. This could debut in a 2015 GT500 or GT350 adaptation; Ford may cling this part of the debut for a later date. Or, it will probably just be smoke and mirrors.
Lighter, leaner, extra nimble
the subsequent Mustang will virtually indubitably be lighter than the outgoing variation — as much as 300 pounds lighter — which might be one of the simplest ways to realize the efficiency, dealing with, and affectivity bumps that automakers like to assert at new product launches.
We also predict that the 2015 Mustang will function an independent rear suspension, addressing many nay-Sayers’ complaints in regards to the earlier generation’s sturdy, yet low tech solid rear axle. This would carry the Ford into on-paper parity with the Camano and Challenger, and can make a contribution the the Mustang’s reduced curb weight. The outcome will likely be an extra nimble pony automotive in the corners, an extra managed trip over uneven pavement, and — if extra effectively packaged — could release trunk and cabin space.
It should additionally go without saying that we’re anticipating a brand new look. I think about that a Ford Fusion as coupe with retro-Mustang touches is an accurate stab at what’s almost definitely under wraps for the following day’s debut.
My Ford contact tech
The Mustang’s dashboard will no doubt be occupied by way of the automaker’s My Ford contact infotainment device, bringing
it into tech parity with the remainder of Ford’s choices.
From my non-public wish checklist, I’d love to look an efficiency-oriented version of the My Ford touch digital gauge cluster. quite than growing eco-leaves and bushes, give me performance monitoring, lap timers, information-logging, g-force meters and extra, with the system’s nice steering wheel controls, and I’ll be a contented boy.
Love it or hate it, My Ford contact might be a possibility for the 2015 ‘Sting.
I would like to look a performance-oriented version of Ford’s hybrid digital instrument cluster.
I’d additionally like to peer the muscle automotive step into the twenty first century with probably the most automaker’s driver help applied sciences. As modern coupe design regularly comes with terrible visibility, tech choices like blind spot monitoring, a rear digital camera with cross traffic alerts, and the automaker’s computerized parallel parking device could be nice choices.
What not to expect…
My requesting tech like automatic parallel parking is already a protracted shot (one that, undoubtedly, has a few of you already sending me offended emails for even suggesting). With that in thoughts, evolved comfort options like a foot-activated energy trunk lid, and lively safety tech equivalent to lane-preserving help, while tempting “first in school” claims for the automaker, are even much less more likely to be talked about the following day.
Whereas the 4-banger EcoBoost is a certain factor, don’t expect a 2.0-liter or smaller EcoBoost that will compete with the likes of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T or Subaru BRZ. That is not the Mustang’s mission.
We additionally do not predict any surprises from the gearbox. There will probably be only six-speeds for guide and computerized, and virtually without a doubt no twin-take hold of automatic or repeatedly variable transmission options, which is okay by me. Vive le Manuel!
The 2015 Ford Mustang debuts the next day, so you’ll want to test again to see just how right or flawed I am. In the intervening time, tell us what you want to see from the subsequent Ford pony automobile in the comments beneath.