/2015 Ford Mustang Weight Issues Catch Up with It

2015 Ford Mustang Weight Issues Catch Up with It

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There are a lot of things to be excited about the new 2015 Ford Mustang, from the way it looks, to the new technologies it boasts, even the new EcoBoost engine. But as it turned out, it’s all sweetness and light in the ‘Stang land. A recent discovery shows that the new Mustang may be suffering from obesity.

The 2015 Ford Mustang is reportedly 300 lbs (140 kg) – depending on the engine – heavier than its predecessor. It is not severe, but it’s like driving around in the previous generation Mustang with a really fat dude permanently in the passenger seat. That kind of spoils the performance. The weight issue is probably worse in the Convertible variant.

It also means that the four-cylinder EcoBoost is going to be a very busy engine hauling that mass around, and that the V8-powered GT variant weighs more than 4K lbs or 1.8 tons. That kind of weight is a lot for any car, let alone a performance-oriented muscle car. But hey, at least in the new model they have used a suspension system that is not modeled on historic chariots.

2015 Ford Mustang can be had with three engines, including a 300 horsepower V6 (U.S. only); a 305 horsepower 2.3 liter EcoBoost four-cylinder; and a 420 horsepower 5.0 liter V8.

Via Steeda

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