2024 Ford Mustang: new specs and features for this money
Ford's Mustang sports car enters its seventh chapter with refreshed-but-familiar styling, updated chassis hardware, a brand new interior, and two improved powertrains. While the new pony is poised for success with a host of upgrades, the long-term fate of its closest competitors - Chevy's Camaro and Dodge's Challenger - isn't looking as bright. The new generation Mustang will retain its 5.0 liter V8 engine and an updated turbocharged 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine though Ford has yet to release numbers on just how much more powerful either one is.
According to the provided information, the Mustang will have a six-speed manual and 10-speed automatic transmission option which will be determined by engine choice. The body styles offered for this model include a hardtop coupe or soft top convertible. There is also mention of an available 13.2 inch display screen that extends over the center stack area in place of traditional knobs for things like climate and radio control--giving it a more modern look and feel . Based on this information, we can inferred that sales should begin at some point during summer 2023.
What's New for 2024?
The Mustang's seventh generation will begin selling in Summer 2023. The new design brings a number of much-needed updates to the Mustang, including refreshed style and powertrain options. For those with a need for speed, there are several performance-enhancing features available as optional upgrades. These include a front strut-tower brace, Torsen limited-slip differential, wider wheels and tires, larger Brembo brakes, and a MagneRide active dampening suspension.
The 2019 Mustang is available in both a Performance Package and an R-Spec Format. The latter features optional Recaro seats, an Active Exhaust system, and a unique Electronic Parking Brake that pays homage to the traditional lever-action handbrakes of older models. Additionally, the all-new Mustang Dark Horse track model has been added to the lineup this year. This powerful machine comes with a 500 hp Coyote V8 engine and direct access to Ford's performance parts catalog so you can customize your pony car just the way you like it.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The new Mustang comes with a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, an upgrade from the previous model. Ford hasn't released official specifications yet, but we think it's likely that the output will be similar to the Bronco, which has a 300-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine. Every EcoBoost Mustang will have a 10-speed automatic transmission, but the Mustang GT (which still offers a 5..0 V8) will come standard with a six speed manual instead.
The Coyote V-8 from the last generation produced 450 horsepower with 420 pound-feet of torque, so we're keeping our fingers crossed that Ford ups the ante with its new model. The all-new Mustang Dark Horse model is a track-focused step up based on the GT that uses a 500-hp 5.0 liter V-8 with either a 10 speed automatic transmission or six speed manual.Ford said the heart of this engine contains connecting rods from the 760 hp Mustang Shelby GT500 plus a revised intake system. We'll update this space once Ford makes manufacturer performance specs available to us.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The EPA hasn't released official numbers yet, but the last Mustang model got an estimated 21 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway with a turbo four-cylinder and 10-speed automatic. For the V-8 version, added horsepower meant decreased efficiency at an estimated 15 mpg in cities and 24 mpgo n highways. We'll update this space as soon as more information about fuel economy forthe 2024 Mustang becomes available. In the meantime, you can find more information on Mustangs' fuel economy from their website
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Ford's 2024 Mustang was designed with extreme precision, inspired by fighter jets. They haven't announced yet if the car's performance will surpass the sound barrier, but we are impressed by the standard 12.4-inch instrument cluster. This is a massive improvement from the previous model! The display can be customized with different colors, gauges, and even a "calm" option that only reveals essential details.
Adaptive ambient lighting and a driver's display comes standard on all Mustangs, while the base model features cloth seats with available micro-suede vinyl inserts. The Mustang GT gets leather inserts as well as remote rev functionFord has also introduced a Remote Rev function that allows you to control the car's engine speed from outside the car.