New Ford Mustang Sprints 0-100 Km/h in Under 5 Seconds
Latest from Ford Motor Company is the all new Ford Mustang designed to deliver 0-100 km/h (0-62mph) acceleration in under 5 seconds- making it the fastest accelerating high volume Ford model offered in Europe.
The 5.0-litre V8 fastback model with six-speed manual transmission reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standing start in 4.8 seconds – faster than any Ford in the Europe since the low-volume Ford GT supercar launched in 2005. The Ford Mustang 2.3-litre EcoBoost fastback manual reaches the marker in 5.8 seconds. Also, the eco-boost engine delivers up to 8.0 l/100 km (35.3 mpg) fuel efficiency and 179 g/km CO2 emissions.
Ford Mustang Sting
The Ford Mustang is not just fast on a straight line. The kind of speed probably doesn’t make sense for Kenyan roads but the Ford got you on off-road trips with high performance engines supported by a standard Performance Pack that delivers up-rated brakes and cooling for high-speed driving. A sophisticated chassis and body structure, and advanced technology, also help optimize driving dynamics to deliver the sporty experience Ford Mustang customers demand.
Selectable Drive Modes are controlled using toggle switches in the centre console and adjust the Advance Trac electronic stability control, throttle response, automatic gear-shift patterns, and steering to match Normal, Sport+, Track or Snow/Wet settings. Selectable Effort Electric Power Assisted Steering enables drivers to choose a Normal, Comfort or Sport steering weight and feel.
To help drivers get the most from the car at the track, the Ford Mustang also delivers Track Apps that can be controlled via the steering wheel and viewed in the instrument panel, including accelerometer, acceleration timer and brake performance, which measures braking time and distance from a set speed.
Available for the 5.0-litre V8 with manual transmission, the Launch Control system holds the engine at a pre-set value between 3,000 rpm and 4,500 rpm with the accelerator fully depressed. When the clutch is released, torque delivery to the rear wheels is controlled for maximum traction and consistent standing starts. An electronic Line Lock system also available for the 5.0-litre V8 applies only the front brakes, allowing drivers to the warm the rear tyres.
The Ford Mustang uses fully independent suspension front and rear for sporty dynamics and comfort, including integral-link rear suspension that optimizes ride comfort and mechanical grip, and double-ball-joint front MacPherson struts that enable large, powerful brakes without affecting steering feel.
The body structure is 28 per cent stiffer than the previous generation Mustang. Weight distribution of 54 per cent at the front for the 5.0-litre V8 and 53 per cent at the front for the 2.3?litre EcoBoost contributes to responsive and precise handling.
Classic design and modern equipment
The new Ford Mustang is available in fastback and convertible body styles with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions, and features classic design elements including three-dimensional, tri-bar tail lamps, signature trapezoidal grille and shark-bite front fascia.
Ford has started production of the first European specification Ford Mustangs at its Flat Rock facility, Michigan, U.S., in 10 exterior colours and equipped as standard with 19-inch wheels, automatic HID headlamps, dual-zone climate control, LED tail lamps, and a rear diffuser.
Further standard equipment includes a nine-speaker sound system, and SYNC 2 voice control connectivity with 8-inch colour touch screen. Ford Mustang is exclusively available to order in Europe at new Ford Store locations opening across the region primarily in metropolitan areas. The first vehicles are set to reach dealerships continental Europe from July and the U.K. from October.
Lightweight materials include aluminium used for the bonnet, front wings, suspension, transmission and brakes. High-strength steels, laser welding and hydro-forming techniques contribute to the stiffer body for an enhanced driving experience and safety.