Ford revealed the seventh generation of its famous sports car Mustang. The all-new 2024 model will have a traditional choice of combustion engines without being electrified. This means that the 5.0L V8, as well as the turbocharged four-cylinder 2.3L EcoBoost, will be available in this generation before the electrification takes place. Both powertrains will be however upgraded. It is still unknown the exact specs of the engines, but as the sale date in the summer of 2023 approaches, Ford will reveal additional information. It is expected that the EcoBoost will be able to produce 330 hp with 350 lb-ft of torque, and the V8 will offer around 480 hp.
As for the transmission, both a 6-speed manual and a 10-speed automatic will be available, and the vehicle will be offered as a coupe or a soft top convertible. The fuel economy is expected to be around 21 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway for the EcoBoost engine, and 15 MPG and 24 MPG for the V8 model, respectively. Customers will also be able to upgrade to the Performance Pack, Recaro bucket seats, and an active exhaust system.
The interior features a large curved digital dashboard with touchscreen controls for the climate and radio. The ambient lighting will be adapted to the drive mode in which the car is driven. The infotainment screen will be using Ford’s Sync 4 software, which comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as stands, as well as optional wireless charging. If the customers go for the high-level GT model, leather pieces in the interior will also be present. Also, an interesting feature is the Remote Rev, which allows the engine to be revved only by pressing a button on the key without being present in the vehicle. Some safety features are also going to be available as standard, such as adaptive cruise control, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, etc.
The pricing for the new Mustang is also still unknown. It is estimated that the model may start at $30,000 up to $40,000 for the more equipped levels.