The convertible gains 24 pounds with the manual, and two pounds with the automatic.
Given that the 2015 Stang will also feature an independent rear end (bye-bye, live rear axle) and a host of other improvements, asking people to pay more money for a lighter car shouldnt be that difficult to stomach for customers.
The Mustang GT Premium, the heaviest possible trim package, will top out at roughly 250 lbs heavier than the 2014 car.
The weight advantage allows the Mustang to have superior driving dynamics, including handling, braking, acceleration, and fuel economy, than its most direct competitors.Ford Mustang is currently the lightest muscle/pony car in the United States.The 2015 Mustang was also engineered to meet harsher roof-crush standards, so that reinforced structure also adds pounds to the scales.Safety equipment, convenience features, and the ever-larger interior demanded by customers all make keeping weight down a problem.While, autoblog and, steeda Auto claim the car will gain some 300 lbs, an insider familiar with the project has confirmed that that number is an exaggeration. Alex Luft, motrolix Founder with a passion for global automotive business strategy.
Also contributing to the overall decrease in the sixth-generation Mustangs weight weight is a reduction in exterior dimensions, with the width shrinking.5 inches and the length reportedly dwindling by 15 inches.
Lighter and stronger materials are what is enabling Ford engineers to achieve the noteworthy weight reduction, with a heavy focus on aluminum throughout the vehicle.To note, the 2013 Mustang sits at 188.5 inches long, meaning that the decrease in overall length should result in shorter front and rear mustang overhangs.Look for the SVT guys to attack unsprung weight with a vengeance in that car, too.The V-6 convertible said to be 3,644 pounds, and 3,654 pounds with an automatic.Volume models equipped with a V6 or the EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine are likely to be around 50 to 70 lbs heavier than this year's model, while a base GT will gain around 170 lbs.The added weight that's engineered into the new Mustang could also explain why the Shelby GT350 is, according to our sources, going with a downsized, naturally aspirated engine, and may make limited use of carbon fiber.Ford Mustang News, ford News, muscle Cars specifications reduction weight reduction, contribute.The 2015 Ford Mustang V-6 coupe will start at 24,425 with a manual transmission. A purported "source book/dealer manual" posted to the enthusiast site.
With pricing, equipment, and curb weights revealed, the only missing piece of the 2015 Mustang puzzle is a set of performance specs for its four, six, and eight-cylinder engines.
That would have just made the 2015 car a lot more expensive, which is antithetical to the whole pony car idea.
Related, photo, ford, ford engineers scoured every inch of the 2015 Mustang to reduce unnecessary weight.
Photo, ford, the.3-liter EcoBoost weight I-4 features everything from direct injection to a twin-scroll turbocharger.