The world’s best-selling sports coupe is now also Ford Motor Company’s most advanced Mustang ever.
A host of improvements including new technology and design changes give owners ways to customise their Mustang to their preferences, even better performance from more powerful engines and new MagneRide suspension technology.
Customers have more ways than ever to personalise their Mustang to make it their own, with three new paint colours, 12 distinct wheel choices and a customisable digital instrument cluster.
The updated Mustang makes available Ford’s first 12-inch all-digital LCD screen in the dashboard. This all-new customisable instrument cluster can be easily personalised, offering three separate views. Customers can personalsze the displays for Normal, Sport and Track modes.
The newly added Mustang MyMode with memory function allows customers to save their favourite drive settings, including suspension and steering preferences.
The 2018 Mustang is so customisable 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 the Mustang GT, with a fully variable soundtrack to match the entire acceleration range.
For the first time, the 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 also 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.
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 stabiliser bars bring sharper response and handling.
MagneRide damper technology is a new option with the Mustang Performance Package to optimise ride and handling in all situations.
The proven 2.3-litre EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine continues to offer outstanding performance advantages versus the outgoing 3.7-liter V6. Using Ford’s transient overboost technology uniquely calibrated for the car, torque is increased for wide-open throttle acceleration.
Ford’s legendary 5-litre 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 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 the Mustang has ever offered. With a wide-ratio span and optimised gear spacing, this all-new gearbox helps deliver higher average power for acceleration, thereby improving responsiveness and performance.
Compared to the previous 6-speed automatic, 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.
Overall, the car’s exterior design is now more athletic, with a lower, remodelled bonnet and grille that deliver a leaner look and refined aerodynamics, upper and lower front grilles, and new positions for hood vents. For the first time, the entire Mustang lineup will feature all-LED front lights including signature lighting, low-beams, turn signals, efficient projector high-beams and available foglamps.
The rear of the car gets revised LED tail-lights for a more technical look, plus a new bumper, fascia and available performance spoiler. A dual-tip exhaust is standard for the EcoBoost Mustang, while the V8-powered #mustang GT gets a standard quad-tip exhaust.
With a dozen available alloy wheel designs and fresh exterior colour choices, including all-new signature Orange Fury, enthusiasts can order a Mustang with the look they’re after.
Improved touchpoints and visual cues with a more premium look and feel characterise the updated cockpit. The centre console adds a new hand-stitched wrap with contrast stitching and padded knee bolsters, while the door handles, rings and bezels are finished in aluminium. Restyled seating surfaces feature new patterns and colour choices, the instrument panel sports a restyled Mustang badge and there’s a new key fob design.