Ford mustang as erlkonig on the road

Ford mustang as erlkonig on the road

Hair, 21. August 2013 – just in time for the 50. The seventh generation of the ford mustang will make its debut at the detroit motor show in early january 2014. About a year later, the mustang will be officially launched in europe for the first time.

One for the whole world

Despite lush camouflage, it is already visible in the prototype that the mustang design is changing fundamentally. Model is the study evos , which stood at the iaa 2011, but also in rudiments of the future ford mondeo . This means a departure from the retro design of the mustang built since 2004. In addition, the look of the new edition should appeal to customers all over the world. As part of the so-called "one ford"-plan, the brand aims to have a total of 15 global vehicles in its range by 2017, which will be sold in all markets in the same or at least very similar form.

Soon also with four-cylinder

Various modifications are intended to make the mustang more sporty; after all, customers in europe or japan have different expectations of dynamics than u.S. Drivers. Ford already announced in the fall of 2012 special driving dynamic qualities and "inspiring handling characteristics". The mustang will be shorter, around 4.65 meters, the same length as the original model from 1964. At around 1400 kilograms, it will also be around 200 kg lighter. The rigid axle is removed at the rear and replaced by a single-wheel suspension system. A classic v8 will continue to work under the hood in the future. The funfliter engine, already used in the current boss 302, produces 450 hp. For the export markets, a turbocharged ecoboost four-cylinder engine will be added to the lineup. This will be the engine that will also be used in the upcoming ford focus rs. Output: at least 320 hp.

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