FordMustang Coupe Brand New
Ford India brings FordMustang Coupe The Beast Comes in 2016 5.0L V8 GT petrol 412bhp/524Nm 6speed manual,rear-wheel drive
From the outside, the newcomer certainly looks like it means business. There are retro touches to the design of the nose and tail, plus a bulging bonnet and muscular wheelarches. And while the Mustang is a big car, it’s well proportioned and makes its presence felt on the road
Inside, the dash has a mixture of retro design touches and modern displays. The rotary audio controls and bank of toggle switches to change driving modes are positively old school, while Ford’s latest eight-inch SYNC2 infotainment touchscreen and large central trip display are easy to use.
Overall, build quality is good, but there are some hard plastics and cheap-feeling buttons dotted around, plus the silver plastic and chrome trim on the centre console are a bit on the tacky side.
The long body means the Mustang is pretty practical for a coupe.
racticality is one thing, but what really matters is how the new Mustang drives. Fire up the 5.0-litre V8, and you get a traditional burble from the exhausts. Blip the throttle, and the whole car shakes, while selecting Track mode from the Driving Modes screen adds a bit more volume. It’s not as loud as a Jaguar F-Type, but it’s still a pleasing sound.
The six-speed manual gearbox has a short and crisp shift, which is helped by a user-friendly clutch. In reality, the six gears are there to help boost efficiency, because when you press on, fourth gear is all you really need to make fast progress.
Indeed, if you want to get anywhere near the claimed 20.9mpg economy figure, then you’ll find that the big, torquey V8 is happy to turn at 750rpm in sixth at 30mph if you’re cruising around town.
|Fuel tank (L)||62|
|Total interior volume (L)||3,243|
|Passenger volume (L)||2,824|
|Cargo volume (L)||419|
|Shoulder room (fr/rr) (mm)||1,450/1,410|
|Legroom (fr/rr) (mm)||1,073/984|
|Headroom (fr/rr) with moonroof (mm)||950/942|
|Headroom (fr/rr) (mm)||975/942|
|Turning circle, curb-to-curb (m)||11.2|
|Overall height (mm)||1,450|
|Overall width (mm)||1,840|
|Wheelbase/overall length (mm)||2,830/4,895|
|Fuel system||Direct injection|
|Torque SAE net lb. ft.||185 @ 3,250 rpm|
|Horsepower SAE net||184 @ 5,700 rpm|
- 18" Alloy Wheels
- Central Locking
- Roof Deflector
- Spoiler - Rear