Time and again, we have all been privy to rumors and speculation surrounding the 2015 Ford Mustang. Car & Driver is now the latest party to lay out solid intel surrounding the forthcoming Ford installment of the 2015 Mustang. Everyone knows the 5.0-liter is back and it is awesome, but what does the 2015 Mustang hold for us in power, design, refinement, and pizzazz? Sources say we shall find out soon enough on Thursday, April 17, 2014 — exactly 50 years from the day the Mustang made it to the marketplace. Nothing like ringing in half a century of legendary dominance by making an entrance to the birthday party in entirely new skin, right?
Overall, the 2015 Mustang is not going to be that varied in size from the current platform, but it is going to take on a unibody construction, with a narrower track and shorter wheelbase. Another surprising news bite we found, was the 2015 Mustang is supposed to have a multi-link independent rear suspension (IRS) in place of the long tenured solid rear axle the Ford Mustang has always sported. I mean, c’mon Ford, we’ve been crying for wide scale IRS since 1999, when it was applied to the SVT Cobra versions of the Mustang, so it’s about time, woot!
What’s more, this next Mustang will make its way to the global marketplace, and with that, it’ll be offered with more power plant options to make it more multi-market appealing. In addition to the one V6 option and the three V8 engines found in today’s Ford Mustang, the 2015 is slated to have a 4-cylinder offering. That’s right, for the first time since 1993, the Mustang is set to have a 2.4-liter, direct-injected inline 4-banger under the hood to surpass even today’s 30+ mpg 3.7-liter V6 (proven and true!). Can you say 250 horsepower EcoBoost, anyone??? Other than this new power option, the V8 lineup really isn’t expected to change all that much, so don’t go bananas there, anyone…
So what else is in store? What all is expected to change? Lots, you guys…LOTS! Be sure to check out the rest of the story over at Car & Driver for more.
Source: Car & DriverCategories: 2015 Mustang