*Insert tasteless WWII joke here*
The Ford Mustang is a sales hit in the US, but what about across the pond? We know that immediately across the Atlantic, Brits have been eagerly snapping up the right-hand drive ‘Stang. But what about those who actually live on the continent of Europe, like the Germans? Autoblog crunched the sales numbers and learned that the Mustang outsold both the Audi TT and Porsche 911. It’s total monthly sales were 780 units moved. Yes, that wins Germany's monthly sports car sales crown.
A total of 708 TTs were sold and 752 911s were moved. In Germany there’s only two Mustangs to choose from: the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-pot and the hulking V8. Now you might think it’s apples and oranges to compare Ford’s flagship muscle car to the more refined (expensive) TT and 911. Surely the latter two cost much more than the American, right? Well... according to Autoblog the EcoBoost is 38,000 Euros ($43,000 USD) and the base TT is 35,950 euros ($41,000). Keep in mind that while the difference is $2,000 it’s also 90 horsepower and rear-wheel drive, in favor of Ford. An all-wheel-drive TT is 40,450 euros ($46,000 USD) but for just a couple grand more—43,000 euros or $49,000—the V8 Mustang kicks out 435 horses.
Those who buy the 911 spend a bit more but the Mustang also managed to whoop the combined sales of the cheaper Cayman and Boxster, which together moved 642 vehicles. On the year, the Mustang is a couple hundred cars behind Audi, and Porsche is within a sliver of its second place spot. While these sales numbers are sure to excite Ford fanboys it’s important to note that this is just one month. But in the bigger picture this is great news for Ford. The Mustang is the top-dog in the US and is plenty competitive abroad. Ford fans, if you’re looking to tease your Chevy friends just let them know that the Camaro only sold 18 (18!) units in Germany last month. That should really grind their gears.