The redesigned Mustang is going to be trimmed down in size and lose a few hundred pounds.
Information about the all-new Ford Mustang is slowly coming in. We know it will be offered with a choice of 5.0-liter V8, a 3.7-liter V6 and an EcoBoost four-pot. A source close to the Mustang program has now confirmed it will be smaller than its predecessor while Ford is looking to strip around 400 pounds in order to improve fuel economy. That’s according to Edmunds, which claims the weight-loss program and “smarter” sized body is a result of upcoming regulatory requirements.
These will force automakers to improve their fleets’ fuel economy by four percent a year through 2025. Less overhang all around, the car will cut about 15 inches off the Stang’s length and 6 inches off its width, while the use of more aluminum coupled with less material and enhanced strength will combine to keep the new car nice and trim. Lower-end Mustangs will be priced similarly to current models. However high-end models could go up by about ten percent. The 2015 Mustang will debut next year in either Detroit or New York with the convertible to follow in a separate show.