The revised 2018 Ford Mustang, the most advanced Mustang yet, made its debut yesterday in Los Angeles with the participation of its ambassador of Service, actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. It will go on sale across North America this fall.
In what will be a shocking move for many, the 3.7L V6 engine has been dropped from the lineup. In its place, the 2.3L EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine is said to deliver improved performance using Ford’s overboost technology uniquely calibrated for Mustang. Torque is increased for wide-open throttle acceleration.
The legendary 5.0L V8, meanwhile, has been thoroughly reworked. It is more powerful and revs higher than any Mustang GT before, plus its engine note can be adjusted via the all-new active valve exhaust system (optional).
The standard manual transmission for both engines has been upgraded for optimal torque, while the available new 10-speed automatic transmission has a wide-ratio span and optimized gear spacing, which improves responsiveness and performance. It comes with paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
On all models, a stiffer rear suspension and new shock absorbers make for better ride control. Available MagneRide damper technology optimizes ride and handling in all situations.
The exterior design of the 2018 Ford Mustang looks more athletic, with a lower, remodeled hood and grille that deliver a leaner profile and refined aerodynamics. Also, for the first time the entire Mustang range will feature all-LED front lights. In the rear, the revised LED taillights sport a more technical look. There’s a new rear bumper and a new available performance spoiler, as well.
Buyers have now more ways to personalize their Ford Mustang with three new paint colours, 12 distinct wheel choices, and a customizable 12” LCD digital instrument cluster featuring Normal, Sport, and Track modes.
On the safety front, drivers will feel more confident thanks to new advanced systems like Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection, distance alert, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and a Driver Alert System.
Finally, Ford SYNC Connect with FordPass is available on the Mustang for the first time. When using this app for smartphones, drivers can start, lock, unlock, and locate their car remotely.
Check out the new 2018 Ford Mustang in the photo gallery and video below: