The 2024 Ford Mustang wears advanced sheet metal and carries a suite of advanced technology and features aimed squarely at enthusiasts. But some things are, well (hopefully), some things never change. There’s still the 5.0-liter V8, six-speed manual transmission, rear-wheel drive, and all the attitudes that made the Mustang an icon.
Turbocharger base 2.3 liters and 5.0L engine mentioned above It remains part of what appears, on the surface, to be a relay powertrain. But there’s more going on under the hood than it seems, despite Ford refusing to release the horsepower, torque or fuel economy of either engine. The 2.3L EcoBoost is “brand new” according to strongholdWhile the 5.0-liter engine represents the fourth generation of the popular Coyote V8, which now features twin airboxes and dual throttle bodies.
On the transmission front, four-cylinder mustang It’s only now automatic after only 10 percent of customers raised their hands for an EcoBoost/six-speed combination in recent years from the sixth-generation Mustang. But while a standard 10-speed is now out there, the manual transmission will serve as the primary gearbox on V8-powered Mustangs (which account for more than 40 percent of GT sales). As mentioned earlier, both of these gearboxes Send power to the rear axle alone.
Besides the modified engines, there is a new technology focused on the enthusiast. One of the most fun things to do is remote engine acceleration, which allows customers to start their vehicle and rev the engine via the ignition switch. The new electronic drift brake is a little more practical. Developed in conjunction with popular Mustang fan and drift master Vaughn Gittin, Jr. It takes the form of a traditional mechanical hand brake, but according to Ford, can make novice drifters look like a pro. There aren’t many details on how it works, but we look forward to trying it out.
Regardless of the mechanical changes, there is no shortage of updates anywhere else. We’ll leave it up to you, dear reader. to judge the outside. But there is a renewed focus on personalization. Ford will offer 12 different wheel designs, multiple caliper colors for Brembo brakes in the Performance package, and a usually tough Mustang range of exterior paints. The Bronze Design Series is a refreshing change from the usual black accent bundles, decal coloring page The wheels are in rich color.
The cabin adopts finer textures and finishes on leather and plastic, with a broader focus on material quality across the board. An assortment of seat upholstery and a choice of colored seat belts or straps with asymmetrical stripes and available accent stitching add a welcome dose of style. But the interior has seen more substantial changes, with a flat-bottom steering wheel and tile-shaped screen taking center stage in most trims.
A 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster is connected above the steering column with a 13.2-inch, driver-oriented touchscreen display. The software is a mix of Ford’s beloved and responsive Sync 4, but runs the Unreal Engine. Like the GMC Hummer EVUnreal gives amazing graphics for information and entertainment in Mustang with excellent animation thanks to its impressive frame rate. Within the Sync screen, there are new and more diverse options for the MyColor system, and drivers can also move the auxiliary gauges there instead of keeping them in the instrument cluster.
The Ford 2024 Mustang will arrive in dealerships in the summer of 2023, while we’ll have our first crack in late spring next year. Ahead, expect plenty of updates to the seventh-generation Mustang, including full technical specifications and pricing details.
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