2012 Ford Mustang - Road Test Specs

2011 Ford Mustang Coupe

(5.0L V8 6-speed Manual)
Vehicle
Model year2011
MakeFord
ModelMustang
StyleGT Premium
Base MSRP$32,845
Options on test vehicleElectronics Package ($2,340 -- includes voice-activated navigation with Sirius TravelLink and 6-month complimentary subscription, HD radio and dual-zone automatic climate control); Brembo Brake Package ($1,695 -- includes 14-inch front vented brake rotors with four-piston calipers, 11.8-inch vented rotors with two-piston calipers, unique electronic stability control tuning, 19-inch aluminum wheels with 255/40R19 summer tires); Comfort Package ($595 -- six-way power passenger seat, heated seats); HID Headlamps ($525); 3.73 Ratio Limited-Slip Axle ($395); Rapid Spec 401A Premier Trim ($395 -- includes charcoal black interior with color accented seats, unique door trim with bright pony badge and dark aluminum instrument panel); Security Package ($395 --includes active anti-theft system; wheel locking kit).
As-tested MSRP$40,035
Drivetrain
Drive typeRear-wheel Drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4,951cc (302 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)11.0
Redline (rpm)7,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)412 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)390 @ 4,250
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=3.66; II=2.43; III=1.69; IV=1.32; V=1.00; VI=0.65; Final=3.31
Chassis
Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearSolid live axle
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.8
Tire brandPirelli
Tire modelP Zero summer-only
Tire typeAsymmetrical+directional summer, high-performance
Tire size, front255/40 ZR19
Tire size, rear255/40 ZR19
Wheel size19-by-9 inches
Wheel materialPainted alloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)3.4
0-60 mph (sec.)4.8
0-75 mph (sec.)7.0
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.0 @110.6
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)4.5
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)27
60-0 mph (ft.)109
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)67.3
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.91g
Sound level @ idle (dB)47.9
@ Full throttle (dB)82.5
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)69
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsLeave the line best at about 2,700 rpm with minimal wheelspin. Great shifter and engine sound. Easy to launch consistently, but not always quickly (5.1 to 60 easy, 4.9 not easy) barely makes quarter in 4th gear.
Braking ratingVery Good
Braking commentsGreat pedal feel, some steering wheel shake. Less consistent distance than I'd like.
Handling ratingVery Good
Handling commentsSkid pad: Steady-state cornering produces moderate understeer but rear will easily step out with throttle drop/kick. Slalom: Immediate turn in and very sharp response-- like outgoing stang. Remarkably well behaved for an axle car. Very impressive handler.
Testing Conditions
Temperature (F)72.8
Wind (mph, direction)9
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/24 highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.0
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,603
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,620
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)55/45
Length (in.)188.1
Width (in.)73.9
Height (in.)55.8
Wheelbase (in.)107.1
Track, front (in.)62.3
Track, rear (in.)62.9
Turning circle (ft.)33.4
Legroom, front (in.)42.4
Legroom, rear (in.)29.8
Headroom, front (in.)38.5
Headroom, rear (in.)34.7
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)51.6
Seating capacity4
Cargo volume (cu-ft)13.4
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard front
Antilock brakesStandard
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard

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