Wait for it, ‘Euro’ Mustang is on the way

The first ‘European’ Ford Mustang will go on sale on this side of the world in the Autumn.

The first ‘European’ Ford Mustang will go on sale on this side of the world in the Autumn.

For the first time in its 50 year history, a specially developed ‘Euro’ Mustang will be available, and in Ireland models will be on sale from November.

The new Ford Mustang fastback and convertible models promise world-class levels of performance and refinement, while embracing the Mustang’s half-century of heritage and status as a global icon.

“Even though the car has never been sold in Europe, the Mustang’s reputation for performance and its iconic status as a symbol of the free, open road is well implanted in the psyche of motorists across Europe,” said Ciaran McMahon, chairman and Managing Director of Ford Ireland.

“The new Mustang is modern, technologically advanced and forward-looking, without compromising on the heritage that has inspired Ford customers for generations.”

More than nine million Mustangs have been sold since it was launched in 1964. The world’s most-liked vehicle on Facebook, Mustang has made thousands of appearances in film, television, music and video games.

World class performance

The new Mustang has been developed with world-class performance, driving dynamics and usability in mind – and includes a significant amount of advanced driver convenience and driver aid technologies.

Several key design features define the new Ford Mustang, including a low roof height and wide stance; sleek profile enabled by steeply sloped windshield and rear glass; three-dimensional, tri-bar taillamps; contemporary execution of the iconic car’s signature trapezoidal grille and shark-bite front fascia

Ford Mustang convertible drivers will appreciate the standard multilayer insulated cloth top that gives the car an upscale appearance and a quiet cabin. The top has a sleek profile when folded for open-air motoring.

The way Ford Mustang looks, drives and sounds is key. The Mustang offers outstanding power options and a sophisticated new chassis designed to meet the driving dynamics expectations of European drivers.

Ford’s acclaimed 5.0‑litre V8 engine – yielding 418 PS and 524 Nm of torque for Europe – is joined by an all-new 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine that brings state-of-the-art technology to Mustang; delivering turbocharged performance with the fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions demanded by Europe’s car consumers.

The Mustang’s 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine uses direct injection, variable cam timing and turbocharging to deliver usable performance.

A unique intake manifold and turbocharger housing enable it to deliver the performance Mustang drivers expect, with 314 PS and 434 Nm of torque for Europe.

An automatic transmission option features steering wheel-mounted shift paddles that deliver convenience and control for drivers.

Irish line up and prices - Fastback 2.3l EcoBoost manual €46,000, and auto €49,000; Fastback 5.0l V8 manual €62,000, and auto €65,000; Convertible 2.3l EcoBoost manual €52,000, and auto €55,000; Convertible 5.0l V8 manual €70,000, and auto €73,000.