Finally! A great V6 engine for the 2011 Mustang.
-30 MPG Hwy
-6 speed auto or manual
This is what the Mustang needed all along.
A great looking car with a decent interior and tons of personality. All at a good price.
A Performance option package will be available as well.
Who needs a V8?
Here is the official word:
” The 2011 Ford Mustang puts 305 high-performance horses in the hands of V-6 coupe buyers with a new all-aluminum dual-overhead cam (DOHC) engine that delivers a projected 30 mpg on the highway with a six-speed automatic transmission and fun for drivers on nearly every road.
For 2011, Mustang’s new 3.7-liter Duratec 24-valve V-6 uses advanced engineering to deliver its power and economy: Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) adjusts the valvetrain in microseconds. Aluminum construction means light weight. It’s an engine designed to crank out torque down low, rev to 7,000 rpm and deliver the mechanical music sports coupe lovers crave everywhere in between.
“Mustang is completely transformed with this new engine,” said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development. “Everything people love about the car is still there and now under the hood is a V-6 engine that uses premium technology to deliver the power, the feel, the fuel efficiency, even the sound of the best sports coupes in the world.
Extra horsepower and refined engine operation will be the most noticeable features to new 2011 Mustang 3.7-liter V-6 buyers while projected class-leading fuel economy, also a standard feature, offers an additional bonus. The numbers speak for themselves:
• 19 mpg city/30 highway with six-speed automatic transmission, up from 16 mpg city/ 24 highway on the 2010 model with automatic – a 25 percent improvement over 2010
• 18 mpg city/29 highway with six-speed manual transmission, up from 18 mpg city/26 highway on the 2010 model with manual
To reinforce the sporty nature of the 2011 Mustang, all V-6 models will come standard with new instrument cluster graphics, including a speedometer that reads up to 160 mph and a tachometer that reads to 8,000 rpm, reflecting the free-revving style of the new engine.
Additional lightweight soundproofing measures help filter unpleasant, high-frequency noises while tuned intake and dual exhaust add the sounds Mustang buyers relish.
Occupants also benefit from new door seals and a rear wheel arch liner that reduce road noise for a quieter, more enjoyable drive, all with minimal weight gain compared to the 2010 model.”
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So basically, they have a v6 coupe to compete with the Camaro. And this would make buying the GT a pointless waste of money.
Unless, of course, they're also planning a new v8? Maybe… a 5.0 with 400hp? Hmmm? Ford?
(PS–my next car 🙂 )
No low down torque crap.
Another great move by Ford. I suspect this is really going to help them…I would imagine though that the sell thru will more be a result of Chevy's inability to produce enough Camaro's to meet demand…consumers will be attracted to the Mustang (as they're in the pony car market) and realize this is likely a better car for a cheaper price (Chevy is tacking on HUGE dealer markups right now).
This is a fantastic addition.
Vince, many will still go for the V8 because it is still much faster.
Is this the same 3.7L that's used in the Lincoln MKS and MKT/Mazda CX-9?
I hope the power increase is also going to be in the Lincoln models as well.
Man that is a huge list of improvements from 2010.
This car is full of WIN!!
Now I have VERY high expectations for the 2011 GT..
Great improvements Ford! Good job. But just imagine how much better it would be if they added direct injection and an independent rear suspension.
I'll take a dark silver convertable with a red leather interior please.
Good move. Yest minor details are odd shape and no rear independent suspension.
This really is one of the best all-around (2-dr) cars in the world today — at ANY price! V6, V8, Fastback, convrtable, ergonomically perfect in every direction. Looks that could kill for under $30k. Truely an amazing work of art.
any word on the 5.0 400hp v8?
Too bad it doesn't compare with the Camaro on looks. Even so, I'm glad Ford isn't sitting still on this car. Ball's in Chevy's court now. Is the Challenger even in this game anymore?
The word is that Ford will announce its intentions for the Mustang GT at the Detroit Auto Show. Everyone is expected the 5.0 liter Coyote to be in the GT with at least 400HP..
THAT is the car I really want (^_^)
This is a substantial list. For a car that was just relaunched last year, it's almost like they're re-relaunching it. Way to piss off buyers of the 09 Mustangs. Anyway, glad to see that Ford is bringing the Stang into the 21st century to really beat the Nissan Z… on the track as well as in sales. I prefer the style of the Camaro, but I think that people will prefer the drivability of the Mustang.
this car looks like what a mustang should looks like: a muscle car. except they need to fix the rear, maybe lengthen the light and make it go side way instead of vertical, right now the rear looks like a sad robot's head.