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Ford Mustang India launch price INR 65 lakhs (That’s it for a 5.0L V8 401 PS)

 
Ford Mustang 65 Lakhs India (8)

The cheapest ever for a 5.0L V8 you will have to shell out in India.

The Ford Mustang GT has been launched in India at INR 65 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The car will lock horns with the Audi TT which is in the same price ballpark as the American pony car.

The Mustang GT will be imported into India as a CBU. The sportscar houses a 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine which churns out 401 PS and 515 Nm of torque. Delivering the output to the rear wheels is a 6-speed Select Shift automatic gearbox with paddle shifters.

Test driving the new Mustang at BIC. Review coming soon.

Test driving the new Mustang at BIC. Review coming soon.

The fifth generation Mustang (available in RHD for the first time) is offers four driving modes – Normal, Snow/Wet, Sport and Track. The drive modes alter the vehicle’s dynamic, engine, steering and transmission responses to suit the conditions.

The new Mustang GT comes equipped with multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, traction control, SYNC 2 touchscreen infotainment system with rear view camera, keyless entry with Ford Mykey, color MID, automatic climate control, emergency equipment pack, illuminated entry, anti-theft alarm, tyre pressure monitoring system, automatic headlamp, auto-dimming mirror, power folding mirrors, leather seats with electrical adjustment and so on.

The new Ford Mustang GT is available in Absolute Black, Ingot Silver, Oxford White, Race Red, Triple Yellow Tricoat, Magnetic exterior color options. The nameplate has a huge fan following in India and the sportscar’s presence in the market is expected to have a positive rub-off on Ford’s brand image in the nation.

Ford Mustang Specs for India

BODY

Kerb Weight (with 90% fuel, spare wheel, tools)1,770 kg
Cargo Capacity383 litres
Max. Ground Clearance137 mm
Body StyleFastback. 2-door
Final assembly locationFlat Rock, Michigan, USA

ENGINE

GT Fastback 5.0 litre-V8
ConfigurationAluminium block and heads
Intake manifoldComposite shell-welded with runner pack and charge motion control valves
Exhaust manifoldStainless steel tubular manifold
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, twin independent variable camshaft timing
Valve diameter/liftIntake 37.3 mm/13 mm Exhaust 31.8 mm/13 mm
PistonsCast aluminium
Connecting rodsForged steel
IgnitionDistributor-less with coil-on-plug
Bore x stroke92.2 mm x 92.7 mm
Displacement4951 cc
Compression ratio11.0 ± 0.5 : 1
Engine control systemPCM
Power401 PS
Torque515 Nm
Fuel tank capacity60.9 L
Fuel deliverySequential multiport electronic
Oil capacity7.6 L 5W-20 with filter (15,000-km service interval)
CoolingOil cooler and large capacity radiator

DRIVETRAIN / TRANSMISSION

StandardSix-speed automatic transmission
Gear ratios
First4.17
Second2.34
Third1.52
Fourth1.14
Fifth0.87
Sixth0.69
Final drive3.55:1

SUSPENSION

FrontDouble ball joint MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar
RearIntegral link independent with coil springs and stabilizer bar

STEERING

TypeElectric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS)
Ratio16:1
Steering Wheel diameter373 mm

BRAKES

TypeHydraulic, Vacuum assisted, Tandem Master Cylinder with Auto slack adjuster. ABS
FrontDisc
RearDisc
Total braking areaFront – 405.6cm² : Rear – 98.8cm²
Parking BrakeMechanical parking brake , IPB Calibers
Secondary BrakeDual circuit & diagonal split

WHEELS AND TYRES

Wheel rim sizeFront – 9.0J x 19 x 45.0 (Alloy Wheel) Rear – 9.5J x 19 x 52.5 (Alloy Wheel) Spare – 9.0J x 19 x 45.0 (Alloy Wheel)
Tyre size designationFront – 255/40 ZR19 96Y Radial, Tubeless Rear – 275/40 ZR19 101Y Radial, Tubeless Spare – 255/40 ZR19 96Y Radial, Tubeless

DIMENSIONS

EXTERIOR (mm)
Wheelbase2,720
Overall length4,784
Overall width2,080 (with mirrors)

1,916 (without mirrors)

Overall heightMin.1371. Max.1391 (without roof rack)
Track, front/rear1,582/1,655
INTERIOR (mm)
Seating capacityFour
Front headroom955
Front legroom – maximum1,131
Front shoulder room1,430
Front hip room1,395
Rear headroom884
Rear legroom777
Rear shoulder room1,327
Rear hip room1,203

STANDARD EXTERIOR EQUIPMENT

Auto HID headlamps
‘Pony’ Projection Puddle Lamps
Heated and Power folding mirrors
Dual Bright exhaust with chrome tip extension
LED Clear, Non-Sequential Tail Lamps with Amber Turn Lamps
Rain Sensing Wipers
Rear Diffuser
Daytime Running Lamps
Front Fog Lamps
Tyre Pressure Monitoring

STANDARD INTERIOR EQUIPMENT

Aluminium instrument panel accents and pedals
Ambient Lighting
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
Reversing Camera
Bright door speaker, cup holder, air vent and instrument cluster surrounds
Dual-zone climate control
Illuminated sill plates
Leather covered handbrake and steering wheel
Heated and Cooled Leather Accented seats
Nine-speaker sound system with amplifier
6-Way Power Driver and Passenger Seat Adjustment
SYNC 2 voice control connectivity system with 8-inch high-resolution colour touch screen
Accelerometer, acceleration timer and brake performance

STANDARD SAFETY AND SECURITY

Securilock® Passive Anti-Theft with Perimeter Alarm
Active Glovebox knee airbag (passenger). Driver knee airbag
Driver and front-passenger Beltminder System
Driver/passenger side-impact airbags
Dual front airbags
Curtain airbags
Electronic locking centre console
Emergency Assistance
Illuminated Entry
ISOFIX points (Ford child seat)

PRICE

Ex-Showroom DelhiEx-Showroom MumbaiEx-Showroom Navi Mumbai
INR 65 LakhINR 66.50 LakhINR 68.14 Lakh

India-spec Ford Mustang Brochure

India-spec Ford Mustang Launch Press Release

Ford Mustang History

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