The 2018 Ford Mustang made a big splash when it was unveiled last week, as it is the most advanced Mustang to ever be released thanks to its wide array of advanced new safety, technology and convenience features. But what’s the first thing people want to know about a new Mustang once it’s announced? They want to know what’s under the hood. So let’s pop the hood and check out the amazingly powerful and efficient new powertrain features found in the 2018 Ford Mustang.
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The 2018 Ford Mustang comes with the choice between two different engines. The 3.7-liter V6 engine that came with the 2017 Mustang has been replaced with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine. This new engine will offer outstanding performance and horsepower, while also offering more torque than ever before thanks to Ford’s transient overboost technology which has been uniquely calibrated for the new Mustang. The legendary Ford 5.0-liter V8 engine has also been completely reworked for the 2018 Mustang. The reworked engine is more powerful and revs higher than ever before due to Ford’s new dual-fuel high-pressure direct injection and low-pressure port fuel injection system. Both engines will also feature better fuel efficiency than a Ford Mustang has ever offered.
The manual transmission for both of the aforementioned engines has been upgraded to provide optimal torque acceleration. The new 10-speed automatic transmission, complete with a twin-disc clutch and dual-mass flywheel, is also available for both engines. In terms of handling, you’ll never have a smoother ride than in the 2018 Mustang. This is because of new shock absorbers, a new cross-axis joint in the rear suspension, innovative stabilizer bars and MagneRide damper technology.
If you’re looking for the ride of your life, the 2018 Ford Mustang is the car for you. If you’d like to know more, our staff here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, Florida, is always ready to help in any and every way they can. If you prefer to do your own research, our Ford Model Research page and our Brandon Ford Blog are the perfect places to start.