2015 Ford Mustang to Shed 400 Pounds


When the 2015 Ford Mustang surfaces, not only will it feature an independent rear suspension and a turbocharged engine, it could weigh as much as 400 pounds less than the current model.

The current Ford Mustang V6 weighs in at 3,523 pounds with an automatic transmission and as the American automaker searches for ways to improve its sport car’s fuel efficiency, having the Mustang go on a diet is a main priority. According to a source close to the Mustang project, Ford is working on removing “a minimum of 400 pounds” for the next-generation ‘Stang.

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In addition, the Mustang will be slightly smaller with less overhang on all sides of the sports car. It is believed that the overall length of the new Mustang will be approximately 15 inches shorter while its width will be about 6.5 inches narrower than the current model.

The 2015 Ford Mustang coupe is expected to make its debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show or at the 2014 New York Auto Show.

[Source: Edmunds]

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