Europe here’s your 2018 Ford Mustang. Ford is unveiling the European-spec 2018 Ford Mustang this week at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The 2018 Mustang gets a new more aggressive face as well as more power and a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Buyers in Europe will be able to choose from either a 290-hp 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder or the 450-hp 5.0L V8. A new 10-speed automatic transmission with real-time adaptive shift-scheduling is optional.
“Typically, when you shift gears, you give up time,” said Matthias Tonn, Mustang chief program engineer, Ford of Europe. “The Mustang’s new 10-speed transmission enables the engine to deliver peak power and torque while up-shifting, for faster acceleration and seamless performance. We expect the result to be our fastest accelerating Ford Mustang yet.”
A new optional MagneRide Damping System quickly responds to changing road conditions, and two new selectable Drive Modes – Drag Strip Mode and customizable My Mode – join the Normal, Sport, Track and Snow/Wet Modes. With Drag Strip mode enabled, the new Mustang 5.0-liter V8 reaches 60 mph in less than 4 seconds.
Lastly the 2018 Mustang is available with a list of driver assistance technologies, like Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control, Distance Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Aid.
The 2018 Ford Mustang will take the stage with the EcoSport and Tourneo models in Frankfurt.
“The breadth of our product range allows Ford to democratize innovations and sophisticated technologies – delivering them to customers of every type of vehicle. Our research into controls and displays for the Ford GT ultra-high-performance supercar has influenced the 12-inch digital display in our new Ford Mustang, and the ergonomic control layout of the new EcoSport,” said Steven Armstrong, group vice president and president, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Ford Motor Company.