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2015 Ford Mustang details revealed, no burnout mode

Ford Australia will offer the EcoBoost and V8 2015 Ford Mustang in both coupe and convertible, although pricing is still a mystery.

FORD AUSTRALIA has confirmed the line-up and specification details for the 2015 Ford Mustang which will arrive in Australia next year (2015), although pricing is still not known. Australia will get the 2.3-litre EcoBoost Mustang (233kW and 432Nm) and the 5.0-litre V8 Mustang which packs 303kW and 525Nm of torque. Both Coupe and Convertible will be available.

Enough has been written about the Mustang that we won’t go into further details about its looks. Like all new Ford models, the 2015 Ford Mustang will feature SYNC2 and its 8-inch colour touch screen and advanced voice control for easier access to audio, navigation, climate control and compatible paired mobile phone, as well as the programmable MyKey (which can limit audio volume and speed for younger drivers), as well as Emergency Assistance as standard. What we won’t get, though, that they do in the rest of the world, is the electric line-lock function. While plenty of local sites reported the function would feature in Australia, Ford Australia has confirmed to Practical Motoring that local Mustangs won’t feature this, er, burnout mode.

What is Burnout Mode, we mean, electric line-lock? Basically, at the press of a button, the front wheels can be locked, allowing the rear wheels to spin freely. “With the electronic line-lock feature enabled, when a driver releases the brake pedal, the hydraulic control unit for the stability control system will keep the front brakes locked while releasing the rear brakes,” a statement released earlier in the year said.

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“When Mustang is sitting in the burnout box of a drag strip, the driver can apply the accelerator to spin up the rear wheels to warm the tires for maximum grip. This can all be done without having to balance one foot on the brake and the other on the gas, or install a mechanical line-lock.”

Okay, given we’re a responsible bunch and we know you are too, the absence of this function won’t be missed, but it seems a bit rich that we’re the nanny state that misses out…

The eagle-eyed readers will spot the wheel and tyre differences, well with the EcoBoost Mustang running 255/40/19 (with an outside diameter of 687mm and the V8 wearing 275/40/19 which equates to an outside diameter of 702mm, so the V8’s tyres are 16mm taller – there is a precedent for this with the likes of the FPV GT F.

We’ve asked Ford Australia if this tyre diameter difference means the V8 Mustang will sit 8mm taller than the EcoBoost model, and we’ll update this article with the answer as soon as we hear back.

2015 Ford Mustang in details:

2.3-litre EcoBoost

Engine and Transmission

  • 233kW/432Nm 2.3-litre GTDi EcoBoost engine
  • Aluminium block and heads with integrated exhaust manifold
  • DOHC, four valves per cylinder, Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing
  • Twin scroll turbocharger
  • Balance Shaft for smooth operation
  • 6-speed Getrag manual transmission (standard)
  • 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters (optional)
  • Rear-drive with Limited Slip Differential
  • Suspension – front; Double ball-joint independent MacPherson strut and tubular stabiliser bar
  • Suspension – rear; Integral-link independent with coil springs, solid stabiliser bar and twin-tube dampers (2.3-litre EcoBoost)
  • Brakes; Four-wheel power disc brakes with four-sensor, four channel anti-lock braking system and AdvanceTrac™ Dynamic Stability Control
  • Brakes – front: 352 x 32 mm ventilated discs, four-piston 46mm fixed aluminium calipers (2.3-litre EcoBoost)
  • Brakes – rear: 330 x 25 mm ventilated discs, single-piston 45mm floating iron calipers, integral parking brake
  • Steering – Electric power-assisted steering with rack-and-pinion gear
  • Steering ratio – 16:1
  • Turning circle (kerb-to-kerb) 12.2m

Exterior standard features

  • 190-inch Ebony Black Painted Machined Alloy Wheels (255/40 R19 tyres front, rear)
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Stainless Steel dual exhaust
  • Rear Diffuser
  • HID headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Fog Lamps
  • Daytime Running Lights (DTRL)
  • Mirrors – Heated, body coloured, Dual Power with Integrated Turn Signals
  • Pony Projection Lights
  • Rain Sensing Wipers

Interior

  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Automatic on-off headlights
  • Floor mats (front and rear)
  • Electric front and rear windows with one-touch lowering/close front windows (driver and passenger)
  • Height-and-reach adjustable leather steering wheel
  • Steering wheel mounted cruise and audio controls
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake
  • Illuminated visors – driver and passenger
  • Intelligent Access with Push Button Start
  • Auto Dimming Rear view mirror
  • Aluminium-faced Foot Pedals
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Illuminated Scuff Plates

Seats

  • Driver and Passenger Climate Controlled Premium Leather (heated and cooled)
  • 6-way Power Driver’s Seat and Power Lumbar support

Infotainment

  • SYNC2 with Emergency Assistance
  • High-resolution 8-inch Colour Touch Screen
  • Bluetooth mobile phone integration
  • iPod integration
  • USB integration
  • 9-speaker Sounds System with Amplifier

Safety and Security

  • MyKey
  • AdvanceTrac with Dynamic Stability Control
  • Driver and passenger side airbags
  • Dual Front airbags
  • Driver Knee airbag
  • Active Glovebox Knee Airbag (front passenger)
  • Rearview Camera
  • Illuminated Entry
  • Securilock Passive Anti-Theft (PATS)
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

5.0-litre Ti-VCT V8 – Additional equipment above 2.3-litre EcoBoost

Engine

  • 303kW/525Nm 5.0-litre Ti-CVT V8
  • Aluminium block and heads
  • DOHC, four valves per cylinder, Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing

Brakes

  • 380 x 34 mm vented front discs, Brembo six-piston 36 mm fixed aluminium calipers

Tyres and Wheels

  • Front 19 x 9 inch Ebony Black Painted Machined Alloy wheels R275/40 R19
  • Rear 19 x 9.5 inch Ebony Black Painted Machined Alloy wheels R275/40 R19


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Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.