Ford once again attracts sports car enthusiasts around the world with the introduction of the all-new Ford Mustang, the most exciting and enthusiastic seventh-generation model yet, with a digital cockpit inspired by fighter jets as well as advanced new naturally aspirated turbo engines With its most modern and timeless exterior.
“Investing in a new generation Mustang is a big step at a time when many of our competitors are moving towards internal combustion vehicles,” said Jim Farley, Ford’s CEO.
“Ford is also expanding its plans to develop internal combustion engines and adopt the latest related technology solutions, as well as hybrid systems to include them in our most profitable Ford Blue cars, as well as investing $50 billion in electric vehicles by 2026 .” New to the automotive world, it combines the looks, sound and appeal of the world’s best-selling sports coupe for seven consecutive years in the convertible, coupe, V8, 4-cylinder, turbo, manual or automatic classes offered at multiple prices and performances . levels.
Completely new interior design
Behind the chiseled exterior silhouette of the seventh-generation Mustang is a cabin that is more technologically advanced than any previous Mustang and completely driver-centric. The fighter-inspired cockpit provides the driver with two flowing and curved screens that can be quickly individually adjusted to show the information the driver wants or needs to see.
Adopting Unreal Engine 3D tools used in modern video games, the 12.4-inch car digital instrument cluster can be customized to display different animations and new visuals to match the driving situation.
We can be creative in displaying essential driving information and give the driver control over a choice of colors, classic Mustang gauges, or even a ‘silent’ screen where only the limit minimal details are displayed.”
The Mustang’s default dashboard setup has moved from traditional cool blue and light gray colors to an ultra-modern, copper look that is also shared with the Mustang Mach-E. Almost everything can be controlled in the screens, as well as ambient interior lighting to specific tunes, while the instrument clusters are adjusted with a choice of driving mode.
When driving mode settings are selected, the vehicle’s current setting is displayed on the center stack as real-time graphic receipts. The settings can also be adjusted simply by swiping the drawing to virtually spin the car in a simulated game style.
This digital instrument cluster can optionally be configured to flow seamlessly into a 13.2-inch SYNC® 4 center stack behind a single piece of integrated glass facing the driver.
“We knew what customers wanted and built the most digital Mustang ever while maintaining the all-important driver-focused cabin,” said Ricardo Garcia, Ford’s director of interior design. Embedding it into a digital screen is commonplace and in keeping with traditional Millennials, Gen. -Z and Mustangs alike.”
Off the screen, an all-new racing-inspired flat-top steering wheel offers more seating.
On the outside, animated welcome lighting greets drivers as they approach, and when they step into the car, Mustang’s fluid displays come to life. And for fans of the revving engine sound, Mustang offers the Rev Remote Control System, which offers the ability to remotely rev the car’s engine with a key fob.
Mustangs feature a standard all-cloth interior with optional micro-suede vinyl inserts and black seat belts, while Premium models benefit from updated wraps stitched across the dash and door trim. EcoBoost models get Ford’s “ActiveX” synthetic leather upholstery with multiple color options, while GT models get leather seat accessories.
The higher-end models offer an upgraded leather steering wheel, as well as a choice of colored stitching and prominent upholstery perforations across the seat, complemented by color-coordinated and asymmetrical stripes on the seat belts.
The center console can also include a wireless mobile phone charging pad, while new overhead USB ports are mounted above the cabin, conveniently positioned for track cameras and other devices, helping to keep wires from snaking through the cabin.
The available B&O audio system is optimized to match the vehicle, adding to the deeper experience of Mustang ownership. Customers can share their ultimate driving playlist through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, both fully compatible with SYNC 4.
Amazon Alexa integrated with Ford Streaming makes it possible to play music and podcasts with simple voice commands. Like the all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV, the all-new Mustang also features Ford Power-Up software update capability.
Striking design with timeless Mustang accents with more options The seventh generation adds a modern, sculpted look to its heritage-inspired design, targeting more Mustang customers.
A low horizontal screen across the front accentuates the overall front view, while the upper grille design is influenced by the original design of the 1960s. Tri-Bar LED headlights continue the signature Mustang classic lighting. Its sleek roofline, wide stance and short rear navel also match the original proportions of the first generation, while the widened rear lines indicate power at the wheels in true Mustang style.
The roofline is optimized for driver entry and exit without removing their helmet on the track, and an extended rear wing unit includes new signature three-spoke lighting and a redesigned diffuser to improve aerodynamic balance at the rear.
Each model in the Mustang lineup carries its own unique front end. The GT is distinguished from EcoBoost models by larger, more robust grille openings that allow for increased airflow, reflecting increased power and performance. The car’s aerodynamics have been improved by adding new bonnet plug holes and redesigning the front splitter.
“Both the EcoBoost and Mustang GT have unique styling cues that deliver on their promise of Mustang performance,” said Christopher Walter, Ford Mustang design director. “The new Mustang is more about design and modernity as it embodies the identity of the classic Mustang.”
The Convertible Mustang continues to emphasize its distinctive identity as it offers maximum outdoor freedom. Easy one-touch movement with a central single-handle latch that opens and closes the fully lined, insulated fabric roof. The compact roof design and independent rear suspension system also contribute to the class-leading trunk space that can accommodate up to two golf bags.
The all-new Mustang launches with 11 exterior color options, including two new colors, Vapor Blue and YellowSplash, complemented by new colors and stripe designs. Customers can also choose from three Brembo caliper color options: black, red and Grabber Blue, as well as an all-new set of alloy wheels, ranging from the standard 17-inch size on base models to 19-inch for the GT with optional 20 -inch alloy wheels.
New for 2024 is the Mustang Design Series, which offers more customization options right from the factory. The Bronze Design Series Appearance Package adds Sinister Bronze alloy wheels with bronze decals, and is available on EcoBoost and GT models, with or without the optional Performance package.
The most advanced sports engine ever
The look, driving experience and sound of the Mustang are all customer attractions that make them want to take the driver’s seat and hit the road. The all-new Mustang delivers an even more exciting driving experience with new and advanced engine technologies.
It starts with the Mustang GT, now powered by a sophisticated 5.0L Coyote V8 engine. The fourth-generation 5.0-liter is tuned to deliver the most naturally-aspirated horsepower of any Mustang GT thanks to an innovative dual intake box and dual exhaust bowl design, which helps reduce inductance loss by enabling higher airflow rates.
“This is the most sporty and inspiring Mustang EcoBoost and GT to drive yet,” said Ed Krens, Ford Mustang Chief Engineer. “Whether you drive an automatic or a manual transmission, with drive modes, precise digital engine, suspension and steering controls, we can now give drivers top performance everywhere from their favorite roads to the local circuit.”
Ford made manual transmission available for a new generation, and the 5.0-liter V8 still offers a standard 6-speed, eight-cylinder manual transmission. Ford’s advanced 10-speed automatic transmission, available from Ford, almost instantly reconfigures transmission patterns to match the specific driving situation.
Customers can enjoy fuel-efficient driving by choosing the EcoBoost model, powered by an all-new 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
The sense of freedom and confidence that Mustang instills in its drivers increases when they are in control of the car’s behavior. On a twisty road or racetrack, the driver can quickly adjust steering effort, engine response and electronic stability control settings with six available drive modes to create the perfect Mustang at any time.
These include normal, sport, slip, traction and track settings, as well as an adaptive setting with up to six individual profiles, tailored to the driver’s vision. When each mode is selected, high-resolution graphics in the digital instrument panel bring the mode to life.
Both Mustang GT and EcoBoost models are available with an optional Performance Package that adds a range of track-focused features, including a front turret strut, Torsen limited-slip differential and MagneRide select active suspension, wider rear wheels and tires, and larger, 390mm front and 355 mm front wheels, mm at the rear Brembo brakes. The GT Performance Package adds brake ducts for more improved cooling and a standard auxiliary engine oil cooler. The Performance Package also offers optional Recaro® seats and an active exhaust.
The manual transmission Mustang GT features standard rev matching that helps hold the engine revs when the clutch is engaged, maintaining peak torque between manual shifts, providing more refinement, more excitement and better refinement.
Quicker steering ratios and lower steering-to-wheel compliance significantly improve the car’s cornering dynamics, while increasing straight-line power.
Class-first electronic drift brakes take the new, advanced class to the racetrack, showcasing the Mustang’s rear-wheel-drive traction with the visual appearance and functionality of a traditional mechanical parking brake. Effectively matched to the Performance Package on all Mustang models, the Electronic Parking Brake is specifically designed for novice drivers to learn and improve their driving skills while providing expert drivers with a competition-ready system.
More advanced driver assistance technology available
The new Mustang comes with Ford Co-Pilot360™ features, including speed plate recognition, intelligent adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, lane positioning assist, vehicle steering assist and reverse brake assist.
Another key feature is Active Pothole Mitigation available within the Performance Package which continuously monitors suspension input, chassis, steering and braking and adjusts suspension response accordingly.
There is also the ability to connect with the vehicle through the FordPass™ app to use free remote features such as remote start and stop, door lock and unlock, start time scheduling, vehicle tracking and vehicle inspection and status. The app also provides important vehicle information, such as fuel and oil levels, service history and warranty information.
The all-new Mustang will go on sale in the United States from the summer of 2023 and is assembled at the Flat Rock Auto Assembly Plant in Flat Rock, Michigan.