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2015 Ford Mustang 5.0-Liter V8 Boasts 435 Horsepower


Just the Facts:
  • The 2015 Ford Mustang 5.0-liter V8 is officially rated at 435 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
  • The new 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 310 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque.
  • The standard 3.7-liter V6 engine in the 2015 Mustang delivers 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.

DEARBORN, Michigan — The official power ratings for the 2015 Ford Mustang were released on Thursday, with confirmation that the pony car’s 5.0-liter V8 engine will deliver 435 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

That’s an increase of 15 hp compared to last year’s V8 engine.

Ford attributed the boost to larger intake and exhaust valves and an improved cylinder head.

“The 5.0-liter V8 powers into a new generation with a host of upgrades that help it breathe better, especially at higher engine speeds,” Ford said in a statement. “Many of these changes are derived from lessons learned in developing the special-edition 2012 Mustang Boss 302.”

The new 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine produces 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque.

The standard 3.7-liter V6 engine in the 2015 Mustang delivers 300 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. In comparison, the 3.7-liter V6 engine in the 2014 Mustang delivers 305 hp.

Ford's 2015 Mustang is equipped with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an optional six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

The 2015 Mustang arrives at dealerships in the fall.

Ford also released information on how much the new 2015 Ford Mustang weighs. Simply put, it doesn’t gain many pounds versus the 2014 Mustang.

The base 2015 Mustang V6 coupe with a manual transmission weighs 3,526 pounds, a 30-pound weight gain over the 2014 model. The 2015 Mustang coupe with the EcoBoost engine and a manual transmission weighs 3,532 pounds, or 6 pounds more than the V6 model.

The 2015 Mustang GT coupe with a manual transmission weighs 3,705 pounds, an 87-pound increase over the 2014 Mustang GT.

The EPA has not posted official fuel economy numbers on the 2015 Mustang.

Key competitors to the Mustang include the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, Hyundai Genesis coupe and Nissan 370Z.

Edmunds says: More power from the V8, solid numbers from the four-cylinder and minimal weight increases across the board all point to a Mustang that will be a force to be reckoned with come this fall.  

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