New Ford Mustang retains V8 engine (gallery)


Ford has unveiled the all-new seventh-generation Mustang, which is predicted to go on sale in UK dealerships subsequent 12 months.

The automobile will proceed to be supplied with a 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine, though it is more likely to be the final petrol-powered Mustang.

It will be sold alongside the new all-electric Mustang Mach-E.

“Investing in one other technology of Mustang is an enormous assertion at a time when lots of our opponents are exiting the enterprise of inner combustion autos,” stated Jim Farley, CEO of Ford Motor Firm. “Ford, nevertheless, is turbocharging its ICE progress plan, including linked expertise, opinionated derivatives, and hybrid choices to our most worthwhile and fashionable vehicles – all within the Ford Blue household – on prime of investing $50 billion in electrical autos by 2026.”

The brand new Mustang retains the long-lasting silhouette, impressed by its Sixties forefather, however introduces a sharper and modernised look.

Ford stated it has taken the Mustang’s athleticism to “new heights”, with upgraded {hardware}, software program and tuning.

The inside has been given a extra vital overhaul, introducing a 13.4-inch central touchscreen that blends with the brand new digital instrument cluster in a single seamless panel.

New linked providers improve the on-board expertise, whereas an array of driver security aids are additionally fitted.

Patrons can select from a 2.3-litre Ecoboost engine, with a 10-speed computerized gearbox, or the 5.0-litre V8 GT, which comes with a six pace handbook or the choice of an computerized.

For the primary time, every mannequin within the all-new Mustang line up carries its personal distinctive entrance finish. The GT contains a bigger grill openings engineered to permit elevated airflow, reflecting the rise in energy and efficiency over the Ecoboost. The automobile’s aerodynamics are optimised additional with the addition of latest bonnet vents and redesigned entrance splitter.

Ford has revealed a plan to grow its global EV production run rate from 600,000 units next year to two million by 2026 whereas including new lithium iron phosphate cells to its Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning pick-up in a transfer that may scale back materials prices by 10 to fifteen%.

Ford stated that its 2023 EV quantity would comprise of 270,000 Mustang Mach-Es for North America, Europe and China; 150,000 F-150 Lightnings for North America; 150,000 Transit EVs for North America and Europe; and 30,000 items of a brand new SUV for Europe.

It plans to speculate over $50 billion (£41.9bn) on EVs between now and 2026 because it targets adjusted earnings earlier than curiosity and taxes margins of 10%, with 8% margins for EVs.

Costs and specs of the UK-bound Mustang have but to be confirmed.


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