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  • Ford Australia Confirm the Mustang in Australian model range from 2015

    This is great news. The new 2015 generation Mustang will be imported for us Aussies from 2015. I read the RHD conversion will be done by Ford here in Australia.

    Three versions will be on offer ... 5.0 litre V8, 3.5 litre V6 and a turbocharged EcoBoost 2.3 litre 4 cylinder. Also a Track Pack or Performance Pack will be available for the V8 and the Turbo. This gives the car an LSD, track suspension with bigger sway bars, stiffer springs and different shocks, larger radiator, much larger slotted disc rotors and calipers and a track electronics module that's a bit like a GPXPro to give lap times, g forces etc. Also driver aids can be switched off.

    Lets hope the V8 with the track package isn't overpriced as that will be a great driver car. The new Mustang is about 100kg lighter than the current model due to the use of some alloy panels.

    Apparently the US Fords are right up there with the latest technology and are getting good reviews.
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    Estimated $45,000 for the 4 cyl and $55,000 for the v8...
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    • #3
      Manufacturers suggested retail price in the US of U$22,200. So AU$20,000 for transport, RHD conversion, Aussie Retail Price Rape........
      Originally posted by Skut
      ...the problem is that no-one wants to listen to an expert, just to have their own position/circumstance supported or be acknowledged.

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      • #4
        One of these puppies?

        Not bad, but I want one of these.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Scott52 View Post
          This is great news. The new 2015 generation Mustang will be imported for us Aussies from 2015. I read the RHD conversion will be done by Ford here in Australia.

          Three versions will be on offer ... 5.0 litre V8, 3.5 litre V6 and a turbocharged EcoBoost 2.3 litre 4 cylinder. Also a Track Pack or Performance Pack will be available for the V8 and the Turbo. This gives the car an LSD, track suspension with bigger sway bars, stiffer springs and different shocks, larger radiator, much larger slotted disc rotors and calipers and a track electronics module that's a bit like a GPXPro to give lap times, g forces etc. Also driver aids can be switched off.

          Lets hope the V8 with the track package isn't overpriced as that will be a great driver car. The new Mustang is about 100kg lighter than the current model due to the use of some alloy panels.

          Apparently the US Fords are right up there with the latest technology and are getting good reviews.
          Had one in the States for a week.

          Would not fucking touch with a barge pole.

          Work Hilux drives better. Hopefully Ford Australia have their way with it and tweak the suspension.
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          • #6
            Not sure why they should need conversion as I read the next generation Stang was to be designed to be both LHD & RHD so no need for conversions
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            • #7
              Any further details on the powertrain of the V8, or the Turbo?

              Pretty surprised that the Turbo is not a 6 cyl, and if not, a bit bigger displacement.

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              • #8
                Mustang four-cylinder

                Price: From $45,000 (estimated)

                On sale: Late 2015

                Engine: 2.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder

                Power: 227kW and 407Nm

                Transmission: Six-speed manual or six-speed automatic, rear-wheel-drive

                Fuel economy: Not yet released by Ford

                0 to 100km/h: Not yet released by Ford

                Mustang V8

                Price: From $55,000 (estimated)

                On sale: Late 2015

                Engine: 5.0-litre V8

                Power: 313kW and 529Nm

                Transmission: Six-speed manual or six-speed automatic, rear-wheel-drive

                Fuel economy: Not yet released by Ford

                0 to 100km/h: Not yet released by Ford
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                • #9
                  4cyl in a Mustang is just wrong...
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Crobbo View Post
                    Had one in the States for a week.

                    Would not fucking touch with a barge pole.

                    Work Hilux drives better. Hopefully Ford Australia have their way with it and tweak the suspension.
                    Ground up redesign. Should hopefully be better than the old one.
                    I guess we just need Holden to start selling Corvettes from their showroom now. Yanks can keep the Camaro.
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                    • #11
                      +1 and in going 4 cylinder for economy and 8 for performance, what is the point of the 6? Although I'm sure it will drive better than the wallow-tastic current gen mustang. I think seeing them around everywhere will put me off a bit though, they were everywhere in the states.

                      I wonder what this will do to the price of older mustangs say up to 2008.. if it drives the price down of a gt500, I'll deffo be leaning that way for awesome factor.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 51 New West View Post
                        Manufacturers suggested retail price in the US of U$22,200. So AU$20,000 for transport, RHD conversion, Aussie Retail Price Rape........
                        The RRP of $22k in the USA is for the V6 manual with the base trim level. If you go to the Ford USA website it has the price of the various models.
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                        • #13
                          have to wonder if Ford Aus will not be tempted to put in the current supercharged FPV V8 into these?

                          Originally posted by Desmo View Post
                          pictures
                          mustang looks like a current model car... simply evolution over many years. quite like that look.

                          the challenger though, looks retro. a modern interpretation of an old car, if you will.
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                          • #14
                            Yes, that's where I got the U$22,200 Msrp from......

                            So AU$34,000 for the base level V8 in the US, still leaves around AU$20,000 price discrepancy
                            Originally posted by Skut
                            ...the problem is that no-one wants to listen to an expert, just to have their own position/circumstance supported or be acknowledged.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Uncle Stinky View Post
                              4cyl in a Mustang is just wrong...
                              That is a fair comment…. until you analyse the facts.
                              The current model Falcon with a the 2.0 litter Ecoboost engine is listed by Wheels magazine at 14.6 seconds over the quarter mile, gets superb fuel economy
                              and is much better through the corners due to less weight over the front wheels
                              The 2015 Mustang with the 2.3 turbo has more horsepower than the Falcon and weighs less. Based on numbers alone a 4 cyl Mustang makes all kinds of sense.
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