Once the 2018 Ford Mustang hits the market, it will come out with some, perhaps unexpected changes. The largest differences compared to the ongoing model will be under the hood.
Namely, Ford decided to abandon the famous V6 unit for the base version, according to the website Mustang6G. The 3.7-liter V6 engine produces 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, and it is still unclear why they would get rid of the V6. So, if you are not willing to opt for a V8 powerplant, which is offered, you will have to go with the only option that is left – a turbocharged 2.3-liter I4 EcoBoost powerplant that is good for 310 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. Without a doubt, this is a good engine that beasts naturally aspirated unit in both performances and fuel economy.
Base V6 is capable of 0-60 mph times of 5 to 5.5 seconds while the smaller turbo unit needs slightly more and it spins at around six seconds for the same run. Furthermore, the difference in fuel consumption is notable as naturally aspirated powerplant returns 18/27 mpg and the EcoBoost engine brings 21/30 mpg. This is a logical move, but it is always better to have one additional choice.
The great news is that a 10-speed automatic transmission will be offered on some trims. Customers could pay extra money for a dual exhaust system with four tips upping the looks. Moreover, “Performance Package 2” will be available as optional and the buyers can also add Shelby GT350 adaptive dampers. Considering that the 2018 Ford Mustang is in the early stage, we cannot say much about the equipment. A track-focused component is expected in order to put the Mustang on the same level as the Chevy Camaro 1LE.
Of course, there will be some upgrades for the both exterior and interior. A new infotainment system will be added, but other modifications are going to be minor. The 2018 Ford Mustang will be unveiled in the following months, but the exact date is not familiar while the production will follow soon after.