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    Its heavier, in every form.

    Ford announces official 2015 Mustang horsepower ratings - Road & Track

    The base 3.7-liter V6 model’s power rating drops from 305 hp to 300 hp. Torque holds steady at 280 lb-ft. Compression ratio for the V6 is 10.5:1. The base V6 fastback with a manual weighs in at 3526 lbs, an increase of 30 lbs over the 2014 model. With an automatic, the curb weight is 3530 lbs, a 12-pound increase.


    The GT, which uses a rowdier version of the outgoing 5.0-liter Coyote V8, now has 435 hp and 400 lb-ft of twist, up 15 hp and 10 lb-ft from its predecessor. The compression ratio is 11:1. Roll a base 2015 6MT Mustang GT fastback onto the scales and it'll show 3705 lbs. That's an 87-pound increase over the 2014. With the new automatic, the Mustang GT weighs 3729 pounds, a 54-lb increase.

    In EcoBoost guise, the 2015 Mustang offers 310 hp and 320 lb-ft torque from its 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder on 93-octane gasoline. It's a twin-scroll turbo—the first ever used on a Ford. The compression ratio on the turbo 'Stang is 10.5:1. Whether all that will be enough to win over Pony purists is still to be determined.

    And what does the EcoBoost weigh? In base trim with a stick, 3532 lbs. That's 36 lb more than a V6-equipped 2014 car. The EcoBoost automatic weighs 3524 lbs. That's a 6-lb increase vs a comparable 2014 V6 automatic.

    The big discussion topic will doubtless be that the V6 has been dialed back, presumably to but more space between it and the step-up EcoBoost. As for the latter's 2.3 turbo, we have to believe there's plenty of upside left in that one, too.

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    I'm not buying one until they hit 4000 lbs and that's final
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    Seems bizarre that they have a turbo-4 and a V6 that are almost identical in spec. Why?

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    I'll bet they kick butt on a road course but, geeze Louise, it just gets porkier and porkier!

    It makes my BMW 1-series seem lean and lithe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    Seems bizarre that they have a turbo-4 and a V6 that are almost identical in spec. Why?
    Seems odd to me too. I'm interested to see what the MPGs will be for engine. The power listed for the turbo engine is running 93 octane, what power will it make on CA 91?

    I do think the new Mustang looks good in photos, I'm interested in seeing one in the metal.

    The new Camaro will have an even easier time matching the weight of this Mustang.
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    If Chevrolet does it right, it will be closer to 3,000 pounds than 4,000.

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