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Ford Mustang facelift displayed at Frankfurt motor show

13th Sep 2017 1:47 pm

American muscle car‘s V8 gets tweaked to produce 450hp; 2.3-litre EcoBoost downgraded 271hp from 317hp; gets interior and exterior changes.

The Ford Mustang facelift with tweaks to the engine, styling, suspension, interior and exhaust all but transforming the car for the 2018 model year, was showcased at the Frankfurt motor show.

On display at the Frankfurt motor show, under the bonnet, both the 5.0-litre V8 and 2.3-litre EcoBoost engines have been tweaked, with the former boosted to 450hp from the pre-facelift car’s 415hp. The 2.3-litre engine has been downgraded to 271hp from the current car’s 317hp.

Ford claims that the lower power of the 2.3 EcoBoost is due to increased back pressure within the exhaust, from the addition of a gas particulate filter to comply with Euro 6.2 emissions requirements. Performance is not affected, the brand says, due to the addition of an overboost function and Ford’s new 10-speed automatic gearbox being available with both engines.

The interior gets a raft of changes, including a new 12-inch LCD instrument display and more generous use of soft-touch plastics on the centre console and doors. Equipment has been updated to include LED lights as standard, and adaptive cruise control is also available.

On the outside, Ford has lowered the bonnet and integrated air vents into it, while the grille has been redesigned into a slimmer, sleeker unit. The rear of the car has been tweaked, with a redesigned bumper and diffuser.

The Mustang also gets three new shades – blue, orange and red – and gets new 19-inch alloy wheel design available in three finishes.

The pre-facelift Mustang is curently on sale in India at an ex-showroom, Delhi price of Rs 69.08 lakh, and the new model is expected to arrive in 2018.

Also see: 2017 Frankfurt motor show image gallery

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