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News: 2015 Mustang Owner’s Manual

Manual Transmissions

Ten things we learned by reading the 2015 Mustang owner’s manual

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Motor Company

While the 2015 Mustang hasn’t hit the dealer lots just yet, the car’s owner’s manual has hit the Internet. So, instead of reading a novel on a summer afternoon, we spent some quality time with the 441-page manual and its companion Quick Reference Guide. We learned a few things along the way, and here are 10 items that caught our attention…
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News: 2015 Mustang 50 Year Edition Auction

The Last In Line

Would you like to own #1,964 of the 50 Year Limited Edition 2015 Mustangs?

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Ford Motor Company

By now, you know all to well about the rarity of the 50 Year Limited Edition Mustang. Only 1,964 of these unique Mustangs will be constructed for the 2015 model year to celebrate the Mustang’s 50th birthday. If you haven’t already secured one of these, it’s quite likely they are all sold out. All but the last one built, that is. And, if you want to bid on it at the Barrett-Jackson auction from September 25-27, that special example could be yours.
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News: 2015 Mustang Ride Impressions

Shotgun Sally

After riding in the EcoBoost and GT versions of the S550, we can’t wait to drive them

By Steve Turner and Dale Amy
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of Ford Motor Company

We hope you took the time to read our story on the S550 powertrain updates. If so, you know there is clearly more to the tale than just the raw numbers that tore around the Internet last week. Now, what we didn’t get to in that installment is that our representative at the intimate press event in Dearborn was also able to ride shotgun in both the EcoBoost Mustang and the Mustang GT.

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Tech: 2015 Mustang Powertrain Updates

Power Improved

We dig deeper into the hardware behind the S550 performance specs

By Dale Amy

After months of anticipation, yesterday we finally got Ford’s official power figures for the 2015 Mustang lineup. As you now know, those numbers are:

5.0-liter V8: 435 hp & 400 lb-ft

3.7-liter V6: 300 hp & 280 lb-ft

Ecoboost 2.3-liter I4: 310 hp & 320 lb-ft

But there’s more to the story than mere numbers, so let’s have a quick look at some of the S550’s powertrain hardware and changes.

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News: Ford Racing Coyote Block

Ford Tough

Built for high-powered Coyote projects, Ford Racing’s new 5.0 block is stout where it counts

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Ford Racing

Quite honestly Ford’s TiVCT 5.0-liter engine—codenamed Coyote—flipped a massive reset switch in the world of Ford performance. If you didn’t have a Coyote engine under your hood, you either wanted one, or you wanted your combo to run that hard. It is a robust performer right out of the box, and like its predecessors, it has taken to bolt-on performance mods like a racer to a starting line.

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