New Ford Mustang V8 To Reach 100 km/h In 4.8 Seconds
|   Tuesday, May 12, 2015
4.8 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h is what the new V8 Ford Mustang boasts about on its way to an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. At its launch on the European market, the first Mustang ever built for everybody not just for Americans, has already gathered 2,200 orders.

In its native country of USA the new generation Ford Mustang was launched in the summer of 2014 and in the UK in January this year. Other countries in Europe receive the new Mustang in late spring, with available headlights and other elements that correspond to European standards.


Exposed for the first time in Europe at the Geneva Motor Show, the new Ford Mustang prepares to meet customers on the Old Continent. The first copies will arrive in July, but until then Europeans will be able to order one of the two versions of the new Mustang, coupe or convertible, both available with two petrol engines.

The European version is different from the American one through the engine settings. Therefore, the 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine model produces 317 horsepower instead of 314 hp, while the performance V8 engine displacing 5.0 liters has 421 horsepower instead of 441 hp. The entry-level version reached the first hundred km in 5.8 seconds, the GT doing the same thing in 4.8 seconds but the V6 engine, displacing 3.7 liters and rated at 304 horsepower will not be brought to Europe.

Range entry will be provided by the 2.3 liter Ecoboost version, which is able to develop 317 horsepower and 432 Nm of torque that is enough to help the Coupe version accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.8 seconds. This configuration is the most fuel efficient, being able to guzzle up an average of just 8 liters/100 kilometers. The emissions are also quite low for a muscle car, estimated at 179 g / km.

For those who want more performance, the Ford Mustang Coupe and Cabrio are also offered with a 5.0 liter V8 engine, capable of developing 421 horsepower and 530 Nm of torque. The Resource Pack will be enough to make the Mustang the fastest model offered by Ford in Europe, given that the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes only 4.8 seconds. Also, the speed is generous, but it is limited to 250 km/h.

In Germany, prices start at 35,000 euro for the 4 cylinder coupe with a manual gearbox (in the US the same vehicle has a base price of just 25 300 dollars). Those who want to order the automatic 6 speed SelectShift gearbox will have to pay an extra 2,000 euro. The top version V8 engine costs no less than 40 000 euro, and the convertible version is 4000 euro more expensive.

Ford builds the new European Mustang in Flat Rock, Michigan, U.S.
"The new Ford Mustang will be wickedly fast off the line and throw you back in your seat with a thrilling engine soundtrack. But Mustang isn't just fast in a straight line. The ride and handling will be a revelation for European drivers" declared Hermann Salenbauch, Mustang vehicle line director.
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