Ford’s new Mustang is equipped with pure gasoline



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Ford unveiled an all-new version of the two-door Mustang coupe at an event in Detroit on Wednesday night. It has a new body design and new engine options, but the one thing it won’t have is electric engines. The new Mustang will only be offered on pure gasoline power, at least for now. Buyers will only have to choose how much gas they want to burn to produce how much power.

The new Mustang will be offered with a large 5.0-liter V8 engine or a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine just like in today’s Mustang. These engines have been improved for the 2024 model year Mustang, however, to produce more power and, in the case of the four-cylinder engine, to burn less fuel. Ford (F) hasn’t announced how much more horsepower yet, but has promised the V8 will be the most powerful “naturally aspirated” V8 – meaning no turbocharged or supercharged – V8 ever offered in a base model Mustang GT.

“Investing in another generation of Mustangs is a big statement at a time when many of our competitors are moving out of the internal combustion vehicle business,” Ford CEO Jim Farley said in a statement.

Ford announced plans to make a hybrid version of the Mustang in 2017. Since then, however, Ford has introduced all-electric cars, such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV and the Ford F-150 Lightning pickup. as well as plug-in hybrids. This meant that a Mustang hybrid coupe was not needed for Ford to meet its emission reduction targets, Ford spokesman Mike Levine said.

So while its competitors are ditching gas-powered high-performance coupes like the Dodge Challenger, the fuel-powered Mustang will continue, said Kumar Galhotra, who drives Ford Blue, the division focused on internal combustion vehicles.

“We made this investment because we see, in the near future, that there will be a market for internal combustion Mustangs,” he said.

Ford’s rival General Motors has set 2035 as the deadline for when its lineup will be all-electric, but Ford hasn’t made a similar commitment in the United States.

The new Mustang boasts better aerodynamics than the outgoing model.

While the 2024 Mustang coupe has a completely new bodywork, it is clearly reminiscent of past models. The headlights look narrower and, in this new version, have three light bars in line, which form virtual eyebrows. The trunk area is also shorter and the area that houses the taillights is deeply recessed, giving the lights a natural V shape. The grille is considerably larger on V8-engined cars than on 4-cylinder models. Mustang GT cars with V8 engines also have a large “heat extractor” air intake in the hood which, in addition to releasing the air that passes through the radiator, reduces drag.

While the exterior of the car approaches the traditional Mustang design, the interior is radically different. A single large screen replaces traditional indicators, also acting as a central touchscreen. The half of the screen that is not directly in front of the driver is angled towards the driver. The richly detailed on-screen indicators and graphics are highly customizable, as are most of the car’s interior lights.

For those looking to recapture the Mustangs of their youth, Ford appeals to Generation X and Millienials, seemingly moving on from the Baby Boomers who first bought the original pony car. There is also a Fox Body Gauge option that shows dials like those on the 1980s Mustangs.

The interior includes a single screen that includes both the indicators and the central touchscreen.

The Mustang will be available with modern driver assistance features, such as active cruise control capable of maintaining a distance from the cars in front even in stop-and-go traffic, lane keeping assistance and emergency braking. However, it will not be offered with Blue Cruise, Ford’s hands-free highway driving feature. It felt that Mustang customers, who are buying a car focused on driving fun, wouldn’t be interested in taking their hands off the wheel, Levine said.

For better or for worse, depending on who you ask, owners of the new Mustang will be able to indulge in their favorite pastime – running the engine while the car is stationary – without having to sit in the driver’s seat. Owners will be able to start the engine at high speeds using just a button on the remote control remote control. With each press, the engine will increase and decrease the revs several times. This has absolutely no practical function and is strictly an entertainment function.

The car also has a traditional-looking parking brake operated by a lever, but it’s actually an electronic parking brake of the type that is usually operated by a small switch on most other vehicles. Special settings may allow the parking brake lever be used in drifting or by sliding the rear wheels sideways.

Ford also unveiled a new high-performance version called the Mustang Dark Horse. Along with a 500 horsepower V8 engine, the Mustang Dark Horse will have various suspension improvements as well as darkened headlight covers and other visual cues. It also includes changes to aerodynamics and cooling, such as air ducts for brake cooling and more powerful fans for the radiator. This Mustang will have special badges showing a horse’s head facing forward, but the front will still show a matte finish version of the usual trotting pony icon.

Ford will also offer special Dark Horse S and Dark Horse R versions for track use only which will come with safety equipment, such as a roll cage, needed for track racing but with other unnecessary options and features, including a passenger seat, left out. (A passenger seat can be added as an option in the Mustang Dark Horse S.)

Today, the Mustang remains the last car, unlike a truck or SUV, that Ford sells in the United States. The new Mustang 2024, the seventh generation of car design, will go on sale next summer.

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