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Boomer 1/17/17 07:39 AM

2018 Mustang Press Release
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Sleeker design: New Mustang features a more athletic look, with new front and rear-end design that deliver a leaner and meaner look and refined aerodynamics

More advanced technology: New Mustang technologies include a 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster that you can customize your way, MyMode with memory function that remembers your driving preferences for the next time you drive, and new driver-assist features such as Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection for increased confidence behind the wheel

Improved Performance: Powerful engine upgrades, plus an all-new available 10-speed automatic transmission give Mustang even more performance, while available MagneRide™ suspension offers optimum handling; optional active valve exhaust affords complete auditory control – let the engine roar, or not

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 – Today, Ford partnered with its ambassador of Service, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, to introduce the new Mustang – the world’s best-selling sports coupe and the company’s most advanced Mustang ever.

A host of improvements including new technology and design changes give owners ways to customize Mustang to their preferences, even better performance from more powerful engines and new MagneRide™ suspension technology. Customers have more ways than ever to personalize Mustang to make it their own, with three new paint colors, 12 distinct wheel choices and a customizable digital instrument cluster.

“The new Mustang is our best ever, based on more than 50 years as one of the iconic sports car in America and now, the world,” said Joe Hinrichs, president of The Americas. “Tapping Mustang’s enormous fan base, we’re bringing the new Mustang straight to the people – and introducing the new car across multiple social media channels, reaching millions.”

Ford tapped Johnson to reveal the new Mustang to the world by giving one of the first models available to a deserving member of the military. A video of the debut was launched on Johnson’s social channels, including Youtube, Instagram and Facebook, where Mustang holds the title for the most-popular car with more than 8.4 million ‘likes.’

Technology for greater personalization
Mustang makes available Ford’s first 12-inch all-digital LCD screen in the dashboard. This all-new customizable instrument cluster can be easily personalized, offering three separate views. Customers can personalize the displays for normal, sport and track mode. All-new Mustang MyMode with memory function allows customers to save their favorite drive settings, including suspension and steering preferences.

The new Mustang is so customizable that even its engine note can be adjusted. Delivering an audible experience like never before, an all-new active valve exhaust system is optional on Mustang GT, with a fully variable soundtrack to match the entire acceleration range.

For the first time, Mustang benefits from a vast array of Ford driver-assist technology. Customers can feel more confident than ever behind the wheel with new features like Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection, distance alert, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist and Driver Alert System.

Ford SYNC® Connect with FordPass™ is available on Mustang for the first time. When using the FordPass® app for smartphones, drivers can start, lock, unlock and locate their car for ultimate convenience.

Ultimate performance
Performance is at the core of Mustang DNA, offering drivers a unique thrill of acceleration and cornering for the ultimate fun-to-drive experience. On all models, new shock absorbers make for better ride control, a new cross-axis joint in the rear suspension leads to increased lateral stiffness, and innovative stabilizer bars bring sharper response and handling.

MagneRide damper technology is a new option with the Mustang Performance Package to optimize ride and handling in all situations.

The proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine continues to offer outstanding performance advantages versus the outgoing 3.7-liter V6. Using Ford’s transient overboost technology uniquely calibrated for Mustang, torque is increased for wide-open throttle acceleration.

Ford’s legendary 5.0-liter V8 engine has been thoroughly reworked. It is more powerful and revs higher than any Mustang GT before. This power increase was achieved with the first application for Mustang of Ford’s new dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection and low-pressure port fuel injection on a V8 engine – delivering robust low-end torque, high-rpm power, and improved fuel efficiency.

The manual transmission for both engine options has been upgraded for optimal torque. For the V8, the manual transmission has been totally redesigned to include a twin-disc clutch and dual-mass flywheel to increase torque capability and deliver more efficient clutch modulation.

A new 10-speed automatic transmission, available with both EcoBoost and V8 engines, is the best automatic Mustang has ever offered. With a wide-ratio span and optimized gear spacing, this all-new gearbox helps deliver higher average power for acceleration – improving responsiveness and performance.

Compared to the previous six-speed, the new 10-speed transmission has quicker shift times, better low-speed tip-in response and significantly reduced friction losses. The all-new electronic control system includes unique tunes for different drive modes and features real-time adaptive shift scheduling to ensure the right gear at the right time. Steering wheel-mounted shift paddles allow drivers maximum manual control.

Energy in the design
Overall, the car’s exterior design is now more athletic, with a lower, remodeled hood and grille that deliver a leaner look and refined aerodynamics, upper and lower front grilles, and a new position for hood vents. For the first time the entire Mustang line will feature all-LED front lights including signature lighting, low-beams, turn signals, efficient projector high-beams and available fog lamps.

The rear of the car gets revised LED taillamps for a more technical look, plus a new bumper, fascia and available performance spoiler. Dual-tip exhaust is standard for EcoBoost® Mustang, while V8-powered Mustang GT gets a standard quad-tip exhaust.

With a dozen available alloy wheel designs and fresh exterior color choices – including all-new signature Orange Fury – enthusiasts can order a Mustang with the look they’re after.

Improved touch points and visual cues with a more premium look and feel characterize the new cockpit. The center console adds a new hand-stitched wrap with contrast stitching and padded knee bolsters while door handles, rings and bezels are finished in aluminum. Restyled seating surfaces feature new patterns and color choices, the instrument panel sports an updated Mustang badge and there’s a new key fob design. A heated steering wheel is optional.
Ford’s most advanced Mustang ever goes on sale in North America this fall.

Boomer 1/17/17 09:06 AM

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Here are the pics from the media site.

X_Splinter 1/17/17 10:01 AM

I still think the current looks better then the upcoming version...
As for the virtual cockpit its amazing for an Audi but for an icon like Mustang I am not so sure

Evil_Capri 1/17/17 10:06 AM

Color is key for me . . . dig the one above . . .

SpectreH 1/17/17 10:26 AM

I like it now that I've seen something besides that yellow. Of course does the new technology (LCD instruments, LED headlights, magnetic shocks, etc) mean a much higher price? Also liking the quad tip exhausts.

X_Splinter 1/17/17 10:28 AM

I am the process of buying one, I guess I'll try to use the new one to get a better price at the current model (so i hope)

burningman 1/17/17 10:52 AM

I dig it in a darker color myself, the lighter color doesn't show up the details as well. But having said that some of the creases in the front look odd. I miss the sculpted hood too.

codeman94 1/17/17 11:05 AM

my first impression is that I'm not too excited about it. The all digital gauge cluster sounds pretty cool. the headlight shape I think would have looked better had they not scrunched the nose like they did. ehe. Will wait to see one in person. It looks longer. Is the nose longer?

The stills looks cool, but the video doesn't flatter it.

codeman94 1/17/17 11:13 AM

lots of good info and pics here!

jim010 1/17/17 12:39 PM

I was holding out hope for the refresh, but not feeling this one either...

Love the new cluster.

Wonder if anyone is going to try a cluster retrofit into the 15-17 cars like we did with the 13/14 cluster? I bet it will physically fit, just like it did for our S197s. But tinkering with the PCM may be needed just as it was then.

So. Who will take the challenge?

X_Splinter 1/17/17 01:53 PM

Have seen the presentation? The new GT sounds so great... I think it has the same exhaust of the GT350.

I guess I'll wait another year to get it.

Captain Spadaro 1/17/17 02:07 PM

The mechanical updates seem like they're worth it. The only things I'm finding issue with so far are the GT PP wing (which can be deleted) and the lack of upgrades to the Recaros.

Boomer 1/17/17 02:54 PM

TMS Editor 1/17/17 02:55 PM

Your Official First Look at the 2018 Mustang

A leaner and meaner 2018 Mustang? Ford claims it's also much smarter.

Read the rest on the Mustang Source homepage. >>

Twin Turbo 1/18/17 05:21 AM

I love it :wub:

1 Alibi 2 1/18/17 08:11 AM

HP increase ?
Does the Mustang get the auto engine shut-off / restart ?

Sarge 1/18/17 08:40 AM

I may be in the minority when I say this: I like the lower front end.

wanted33 1/18/17 12:18 PM

I'm with ya TT. :nice:

Gabe 1/18/17 02:14 PM

There were 3 other threads about this yesterday, all merged by a mod, now we have another.

Stage_3 1/18/17 02:51 PM

I don't love it, but I don't hate it. I do like the rear end more than the front of the car.
Orange Fury?!?!? YES PLEASE!!!!! :nice:

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