Ford has officially unveiled the images of the upgraded 2018 model year Mustang. The sixth generation model is still very young – it is available since mid-2014. So, there are only minor changes comes to the car. Technical innovations are much more interesting, so let’s start with them.
The main change is gearbox
The first, and perhaps most important feature – just after F-150 Raptor and rival Chevy Camaro ZL1, 2018 Ford Mustang received a new 10-speed automatic gearbox. The automatic transmission is paired with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost and V8 engine with the displacement of 5.0 liters.
Mustang get rid of V6
By the way, innovation has not been spared the motor side: a compact turbocharged unit has become a high-torque, and the V8 engine now has a combined fuel injection and the compression ratio increased from 11:1 to 12.1:1. The exact ratings of the power units have not specified yet. What is more, engine range suffered losses, although only minor ones. It is 304 HP V6 unit, which was actually not popular at all.
The Mustang suspension received some changes – now even the basic Mustang can be equipped with electronically controlled shock absorbers MagneRide previously available exclusively on Shelby GT350. In addition, the list of auxiliary assistance systems expanded. In particular, the sports car received a lane departure warning system and the automatic braking in the event of a risk of collision with other vehicles or pedestrians.
As for style, the Mustang underwent a delicate but noticeable metamorphosis: LED head optics, modified bumpers and the front edge of the hood which has slightly lowered down. The interior received a new multimedia system with a 12 inches display.
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