The upcoming model, 2018 Ford Mustang will bring a lot of changes and updates. Ford is currently on a roll and their Mustang managed to sell a lot better than the newer Camaro mostly because it was released nearly a full year in advance. In order to keep their lead, Ford already announced that they are quite far into the process of developing a mid-life facelift for their Mustang which is scheduled to be released with the 2018 Ford Mustang.
This update will not only add a few new trim levels to the range but it will also improve the Mustang’s engines, it will add a new design as well as likely a new interior. Also, the most important news is comeback a Mach 1 edition and all-new 10-speed automatic transmission.
Redesign – Interior & Exterior
The design of the new 2018 Ford Mustang will be one of the bigger changes on the new model. Ford said that they will replace the front fascia entirely which could mean that the base models could move to the design of the 350 and 350R which get lower mounted headlights, a new hood and fenders as well as a more aggressive bumpers. These will make it more aerodynamic and it will allow the base Mustang to be more efficient while having a higher top speed.
A special edition model is also going to be added to the range which will be slotted higher than the 350R. The Mach 1 could feature a similar design to the original, one of the more powerful engines fitted in a Mustang and a unique interior, its only drawback being that it will likely be a limited production model.
Inside the cabin we expect a few changes as well, most of them being to the quality of the materials which is rather poor on the current model. We hope that the over $40,000 Mustangs will get better fittings and trimmings, less assembly problems and more premium materials such as leather on the dashboard and better sportier seats. Just like before, the cars will come with Ford’s latest infotainment system while a special package could allow anyone to get Recaro seats for their car.
Under the Hood & Performance
Under the hood of the 2018 Ford Mustang we might see some pretty radical changes. Firstly, the car’s current naturally aspirated V6 could be discontinued altogether and replaced with the smaller but more powerful 2.3 liter EcoBoost which could offer over 310 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque with ease. Also, instead of the old V6, Ford might install under the Mustang’s hood a 2.7 liter twin-turbo V6 which would slot in perfectly under the 5 liter V8, at around 350 horsepower and 370 lb-ft of torque while the V8 will be able to push out more than 440 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque thanks to a few upgrades they are planning for it.
The 350 and 350R will likely stick to their flat-plane crank V8 while the Mach 1 could get a slightly more impressive powertrain. Some even said that this particular model would be the first Mustang to get Ford’s 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 tuned for performance rather than fuel consumption. It could provide upwards of 560 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of toque which could be really interesting. All models will be available with a 6 speed manual while Ford’s new 10 speed automatic will be offered as an option.
2018 Ford Mustang Price & Release date
However, the car’s chassis will remain the same which is quite normal for a facelift. However, they also said that the suspension system will be re-tuned in order to work better with the new engines available in the car and they should also modify the prices of the car.
Just like before, it will be a globally sold model, so the base model will start around $25,000 while the top end and special edition versions could reach as much as $160,000 or more which is something considering it still remains a Mustang.
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