Monday, November 22, 2021

2022 Ford Mustang / Fm Ford Authority

 Source : FordAuthority.com


2022 Ford Mustang

We expect the 2022 Ford Mustang to receive several minor changes and updates, representing the eighth model year of the current, sixth-generation Mustang. More noteworthy is the fact that the 2022 model year will likely become the last year of the S550 Mustang.

Expectations

Slight changes to exterior color selection

Slight changes to features included in trim levels

2022 Mustang Body Styles

The 2022 Ford Mustang will continue being offered in two body styles:

Two-door hardtop fastback coupe

Two-door soft top convertible

The mechanically-unrelated Mustang Mach-E will expand the Mustang lineup as an electric vehicle in a five-door crossover-like hatch body style.

2022 Mustang Platform

Like all sixth-generation units of the S550 Ford Mustang, the 2022 Mustang will continue riding on the Ford S550 platform. The platform is solely used by the Mustang.

The platform features a longitudinal powertrain configuration. Rear-wheel-drive is the only drivetrain configuration available.

2022 Mustang Powertrain

The 2021 Mustang will be powered by the following powertrain choices:

Turbo-charged Ford 2.3L EcoBoost I4 for EcoBoost models

Naturally-aspirated Ford 5.0L Coyote V8 for Mustang GT models

Supercharged Ford 5.2L Predator V8 for Mustang Shelby GT500

A ten-speed automatic transmission and a six-speed manual transmission are offered with the EcoBoost and GT models. The Shelby GT500 is offered exclusively with a seven-speed dual clutch supplied by Tremec.

2022 Mustang Production

The 2022 Ford Mustang will continue being assembled by Ford USA at the Ford Flat Rock plant in Michigan.

2022 Mustang Availability

We expect the 2022 Ford Mustang to arrive during the third quarter of the 2021 calendar year.

Pricing

The 2022 Mustang starting price is expected to remain similar to the 2020 model, which starts at $26,670.

Beyond 2022

We expect that the 2022 model year will become the last of the sixth-generation Mustang, and that an all-new, seventh-generation model will launch for the 2023 model year. See more on the 2023 Ford Mustang.

2022 Ford Mustang Gets Stealth Edition, More Special Treatment

Source : The Car Guide.

Author : Guillaume Rivard

Very interesting article to read.


The current-generation Ford Mustang is set to bow out with the 2022 model, but don’t be sad: the company has a few surprises in store. It starts with two special editions and packages that were announced today.

For the first time ever, the Mustang will add a Stealth Edition Appearance Package based on the 310-horsepower, four-cylinder EcoBoost Premium coupe. Slightly different from the existing Black Accent Package ($1,600), this edition gives the Mustang a more menacing look with uniquely blacked-out appointments.

The list includes 19-inch Ebony Black-painted aluminum wheels, black pony badges, performance rear wing, black mirror caps and new clear LED taillight covers, also shared with the new Mustang Ice White Appearance Package. Inside, there’s a matte and gloss black instrument panel badge along with lighted sill plates.

The Stealth Edition is available in Atlas Blue, Carbonized Gray, Dark Matter (blue) and Shadow Black.

Also announced today, the updated 2022 Mustang GT equipped with the California Special Appearance Package pays homage to the original version’s blacked-out grille, side racing stripes and rear fender scoops.

The heritage-inspired “GT/CS” side stripes trace from the front fenders to the signature rear fender scoops. A California Special badge in Ebony Black and Race Red script adorns the trunk lid, while the honeycomb grille with “GT/CS” badge provides a unique look. 

A larger front splitter, performance rear wing (coupe only), unique five-spoke 19-inch painted machined wheels and signature strut tower brace with California Special badge atop the 5.0-litre V8 engine are other highlights. The suede-trimmed seats feature red contrast stitching and embossed “GT/CS” logo just like the floor mats.

What’s more, the GT Performance Package is now available to make this the best-handling, most capable California Special ever. Look for six-piston Brembo brake callipers up front, heavy-duty front springs, larger tubular rear sway bar, overall lower ride height, unique chassis reinforcements, Torsen limited-slip differential and wider rear wheels. The stability control and electric power steering systems benefit from unique tuning, as well.


Orders for the 2022 Ford Mustang, including the Stealth Edition and California Special, open later this year. The cars are due in showrooms in the first quarter of 2022.

Friday, November 19, 2021

All-New Mach 1 Injects Track-Ready 5.0-liter V8 Performance, Nostalgia into 2021 Mustang Lineup

Source : Ford.com/Medias



Mustang, the world’s best-selling sports car, adds to its lineup of performance vehicles for 2021 with the return of the limited-edition Mustang Mach 1 fastback coupe – the pinnacle of Mustang 5.0-Liter V8 style and performance. 
With the addition of Mach 1, the 2021 pony car stable includes Mustang EcoBoost® and Mustang GT, both available in fastback and convertible models, as well as the track-ready Mustang Shelby® GT500®  the most powerful street-legal Ford in history and the most advanced Mustang ever on the street, track or drag strip.

For Mustang EcoBoost and GT models, 2021 introduces standard Ford Co-Pilot360™. The suite of driver-assist technologies includes auto high-beam headlamps, rearview camera, Blind Spot Information System, Lane-Keeping System, and Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning and Dynamic Brake Support. A front and rear Belt Minder® safety belt reminder system and rain-sensing wipers are also standard.

On Mustang Shelby GT500 models, an available Carbon Fiber Handling Package includes 20-inch black-painted carbon fiber wheels, adjustable strut top mounts, catch can, Gurney flap and splitter wickers.

Antimatter Blue, Carbonized Gray, and Grabber Yellow are new exterior color options for 2021 on Mustang EcoBoost, GT and Shelby GT500 models.

The return of Mach 1


After a 17-year hiatus, Mach 1 becomes the modern pinnacle of style, handling and 5.0-liter V-8 pony car performance. Like the 1969 original, Mustang Mach 1 bridges the gap between GT and Shelby models, delivering V-8 power, unique functional aerodynamic enhancements, competition-capable suspension upgrades and a driver-focused cockpit.

Available as a limited-edition model, Mach 1 becomes the most track-capable 5.0-liter Mustang ever, courtesy of a newly designed front end, plus Ford Performance parts from Mustang Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 models and an available Handling Package for greater at-limit handling.

Packing a specially calibrated 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 480 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,600 rpm, Mach 1 is a fitting celebration of a nameplate born more than 50 years ago.

Mach 1 comes standard with a Tremec™ 3160 6-speed manual transmission from the Shelby GT350. For the first time, Ford has outfitted the system with rev-matching and the transmission is paired with the GT350 oil cooler system and Mustang GT’s twin-disc clutch and short-throw shifter.

Drivers can also opt for an available 10-speed SelectShift™ automatic transmission with an upgraded torque converter and unique calibration that enables optimizing torque capability, shift character and overall enhanced performance. A second air-to-oil cooler increases cooling capacity by 75 percent.

The Mach 1 grille harkens back to the original with a deep 3-D mesh, shark-nosed section and faux lamp elements. Flanking the fascia are new side grilles below each turn signal lamp. A low-gloss Magnetic pony badge is centered on the grille. Low-gloss magnetic and black accents throughout the vehicle provide a premium look while staying true to Mach 1’s bold, muscular heritage, including low-gloss Magnetic mirror caps and rear spoiler.

A front splitter optimized to the fascia shape improves track performance and provides a more aggressive appearance, while a matched rear spoiler works in concert to create ideal lift balance. Mach 1 features 22 percent more downforce than a Mustang GT with Performance Pack Level 1 and the downforce improvement jumps to approximately 150 percent with the Handling Package.

To enhance track endurance, the team added two side heat exchangers – one to cool engine oil, the other transmission oil – as well as a rear axle cooling system and lower diffuser from Shelby GT500.

New 19-inch x 9.5-inch, and 19-inch x 10-inch five-spoke Tarnished Dark-painted aluminum wheels are a modern version of the classic Magnum 500 style wheels. Handling Package vehicles come standard with unique, wider 19-inch x 10.5-inch front, and 19-inch x 11-inch rear Tarnished Dark-painted aluminum wheels.

To improve ride and handling, Mach 1 features the latest MagneRide calibration, a stiffer steering I-shaft, new EPAS calibration, stiffer sway bars and front springs, a brake booster from the Mustang GT Performance Pack Level 2, 9.5-inch/10-inch split fitment wheels with Michelin PS4 tires, a rear subframe with stiffer bushings and a rear toe-link from Shelby GT500.

The Handling Package also includes a larger unique higher downforce front aero splitter, new front wheel lip moldings, and a low-gloss Magnetic swing spoiler with a Gurney flap, Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires, unique chassis tuning, adjustable strut top mounts and rear tire spats from Shelby GT500.

Satin Black side and hood stripes are included with reflective accent stripes in any of three colors: Red, White and Orange (Appearance Package only). Exterior color options include the Mach 1 exclusive Fighter Jet Gray (Appearance Package only), as well as Iconic Silver, Shadow Black, Oxford White, Velocity Blue, Twister Orange, Race Red and Grabber Yellow.

The interior features a unique Dark Spindrift instrument panel with aluminum accents. Ebony seats with an accent stripe hint at Mach 1 heritage in cars equipped with a leather interior. Other interior upgrades include new door sill plates, an updated splash screen on the 12.3-inch all-LCD instrument cluster, a white cue ball shift knob, and engraved badging that displays the vehicle’s unique chassis number.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

2023 Ford Mustang Hybrid Powertrains, Model Year Potentially Confirmed

Source : Motortrend.com

Author : Justin Banner WriterThe Manufacturer Photographer MotorTrend Staff

Thanks to some sleuths on the Mustang7G forums, have more evidence that the next-generation Ford Mustang—known by its chassis code, S650—will be coming as a hybrid model for both the 5.0-liter V-8 and 2.3-liter I-4. It may also confirm that it will debut in 2022, as the LinkedIn profile discovered by the forum member (shown below) states that it's coming for the 2023 model year.

According to the profile of the Product Development Engineer in question, he works on the "23MY Mustang 2.3L I4 Hybrid and 5.0L V8 Hybrid Pre-PS low and high pressure package analysis." We know that "Pre-PS" usually refers to Pre-Program Start or Pre-Production Start, but it's not completely clear from the context here what "low and high pressure package analysis" refers to. However, his previous work on the S550 Mustang related to the intake and exhaust systems, including developing and releasing "Air Intake low and high" pressure ducts among other things he listed—so it could be that he worked on the S650's intake tract. Take that as you will.

Hybrid Ponycar

While knowing where this engineer worked with Ford is important, the key thing to take away from this is that it seems like Ford is gearing up to release the S650 Ford Mustang as a 2023 model with two hybrid options. One with their 5.0-liter V-8 and the other is likely the EcoBoost 2.3-liter I-4 —both of which, in non-hybrid form, are utilized in the S550. That also means we're probably going to s
ee a pre-production or prototype version drop sometime between now and 2022 in time for a 2023 model year production release. Barring any supply issues, of course. Bet you're tired of hearing that excuse already.

What we don't know is which end of the next Ford Mustang will be electrically driven. Ford released a patent of a new V-8 hybrid scheme in 2019. In that drawing, power was going to the rear wheels via mechanical means. However, power going to the front wheels was via electrical means with two motors, one for each front wheel and flanking each side of the oil pan. It's still currently rumored that this is the hybrid design Ford is going with on the Mustang, but no word—official or otherwise—has been heard on this layout as of yet. Patent drawings are not always indications of products coming out anytime soon. That said, a hybrid AWD Mustang would be a serious break from tradition—and potentially, a serious performer.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Tesla is slowly losing its electric vehicle crown as Ford's Mustang Mach-E cuts into sales

 Source - MSN Money / Business Insider

Author - Grace Kay

- Tesla's share of the US electric car market fell from 81% to 69% in February.

- The Mustang Mach-E was nearly the sole reason for Tesla's market share losses.

- Ford's new electric car has been widely successful, winning awards and Wall Street's approval.

- Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.

Ford's electric Mustang Mach-E appears to be cutting into Tesla's comfortable lead in the electric vehicle market right out of the gate. 

While Ford sold only 3,739 of the new SUVs in February, Tesla's share of the US electric car market fell to 69% in the same month, down from 81% in the prior year, a Morgan Stanley report found. What's more, the Mustang accounted for nearly all of Tesla's market share losses, the bank said. 

Despite the new competition — of which Ford is far from the only source — Morgan Stanley's analysis found Tesla's US sales are still on the rise, with more car buyers are continuing to look into purchasing an electric vehicle. EV sales in the US climbed 34% in February from the previous year, while traditional internal combustion engine car sales dropped 5.4%.

One-fifth of the Mustang Mach-E's sold in February were in California, Ford said, a key market for the industry. In 2019, the state accounted for nearly half of Tesla's Model 3 sales.

So far, the Mach-E appears to be a success. The car was awarded SUV of the year by the North American Car, Truck, and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) Award in January, and early testers — including other Wall Street analysts — also gave it positive marks. JPMorgan noted the vehicle could challenge Tesla inasmuch as Ford has more history and brand recognition.


"We do not aim to argue that one vehicle is necessarily superior to the other (many consumers will continue to prefer the Model Y's greater availability of semi-autonomous driving features and Tesla brand, while others will be attracted to the Mach-E's styling and availability of a $7,500 federal tax credit)," they said.

On Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk seemed to compliment Ford's role in the electric car market.

"Tesla & Ford are the only American carmakers not to have gone bankrupt out of 1000's of car startups," he said on Twitter in response to a reporter's post about the high risk nature of the automobile industry. "Prototypes are easy, production is hard & being cash flow positive is excruciating."

—Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 4, 2021

Some experts doubt Tesla can stay on top forever

Early Tesla investor and former board member Steve Westly told CNBC that competition was encroaching on the electric car company from all sides.

"Tesla is not going to be king of the hill in electric forever," he told CNBC on Tuesday.  

Several other car companies have also begun to crowd the market, from electric car startups like Lucid Motors, Fisker, and Rivian to more established car companies like General Motors and Volkswagen.

In February, a J.D. Power survey of new car buyers found that many people looking to buy electric cars were considering companies outside of Tesla.

"One could argue this indicates that, while Tesla's appeal is clearly formidable, it's not absolute and could be displaced by a worthy alternative," said Stewart Stropp, senior director of automotive retail at J.D. Power, said in the survey. 

Despite doubts as to the future of Tesla's role in the EV market, Tesla's shares have risen more than 650% in the past year in a vote of confidence from investors. The company's revenue increased in 2020 from $24.6 billion to $31.5 billion, but it missed Wall Street's fourth-quarter projections by 20%.

The company is actively working to continue to compete in the market. The carmakers plans to design a $25,000 car and has expanded its manufacturing plants into China, building a Shanghai Gigafactory.

China is likely to remain a key market for Tesla and the industry at large.  In 2020, Tesla doubled its revenue there, in the world's largest market.

"China is the linchpin of growth for EV market," Dan Ives, an analyst at Wedbush, told clients Thursday. "We believe China could see eye popping demand into 2021 and 2022 across the board with Tesla's flagship Giga 3 footprint a major competitive advantage." 

Read the original article on Business Insider

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Ford cuts prices of the 2021 Mustang Mach-E

 

Some variants see a $3,000 drop

Source : Autoblog.com
 
Author :  Ronan Glon 






Ford has good news for many of the motorists who reserved a 2021 Mustang Mach-E. It sent its dealers a notice to announce it's dropping the electric crossover's price by $1,000 to $3,000 -- with one exception.


The lineup still includes five basic trim levels named Select, Premium, GT, California Route 1, and First Edition, and some of these variants are offered with either rear- or all-wheel drive. Ford lowered the price of the entry-level model by $1,000, according to Mach-E Forum, so it starts at $43,995 with rear-wheel drive and $46,695 with all-wheel drive after a mandatory $1,100 destination charge elbows its way into the bottom line.


You'll receive a $3,000 discount if you're in line for a Premium model; it now starts at $48,100 with rear-wheel drive and $50,800 with all-wheel drive. California Route 1 buyers get $2,000 off ($50,900), while the no-longer-sold-out First Edition's new base price is $1,000 lower at $59,400. Note these figures don't include incentives.


That leaves us with the GT, which is the most expensive member of the range. It wasn't

Image from pixabay.com

included in Ford's price-slashing campaign, so it's still priced at $62,700. There's no word on why it's not being discounted.


Ford told its dealers it's adjusting the Mustang Mach-E's price "to remain fully competitive in a segment that is seeing dynamic price changes." It didn't single out rivals, but it's worth noting the discount comes shortly after Volkswagen introduced the ID.4, which carries a base price of approximately $40,000. While the German firm stresses its electric crossover is an alternative to gasoline-powered models like the Toyota RAV4 and the Honda CR-V, motorists will inevitably cross-shop it against battery-powered models, including the Mustang Mach-E.


Dealers will contact reservation holders via email to notify them about the price drop. Ford remains on track to begin building the Mustang Mach-E in Mexico later in 2020, and deliveries will start before the end of the year.


Another excellent article from autoblog.com, I had to share it with you.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Une Mustang quatre cylindres revigorée

Source : LaPresse.ca
Auteur : CHARLES RENÉ

Quelques mois après avoir présenté sa dernière Shelby GT500, la déclinaison la plus puissante de l'histoire de la légendaire Mustang, Ford a décidé de renforcer la base de son offre.
Voici donc la Mustang EcoBoost High Performance, un nouveau groupe d'options qui intègre entre autres le quatre-cylindres de 2,3 L turbocompressé de la Focus RS.
Il produit, dans cette application, 330 ch et 350 lb-pi de couple et peut être couplé autant à une boîte automatique à 10 rapports qu'à une manuelle traditionnelle à six rapports.

Les changements les plus importants se situent toutefois du côté du châssis. Les ingénieurs lui ont greffé plusieurs éléments empruntés à la version GT.
La direction a été révisée, tout comme les éléments suspenseurs qui intègrent des amortisseurs électromagnétiques en option.





Sylvain
This is my Mustang.