There has been a great deal of attention as to the Ford Mustang 2015 weight because it was first assumed the upcoming model was going to be lighter than the current version, but then we learned this might not be the case. At the time Ford had yet to release official specs for the all-new Mustang, although they rectified this yesterday.
Ford Mustang 2015 weight by model – Rumors of the Ford Mustang 2015 weight being heavier were right, as the EcoBoost four-cylinder model with automatic transmission has a curb weight of 3,524 pounds, that’s just 38 pounds more than the current lightest model.
The V6 fastback that comes with manual transmission weighs 3,526 pounds, which is 30 pounds more than the 2014 model, and the Automatic version tips the scales at 3,530, 12 pounds more than the current equivalent.
Finally, we have the 2015 Ford Mustang GT weight, which is 3,705 and 3,729 pounds for the manual and automatic respectively, which is just 87 and 54 pounds more than the 2014 versions.
These weight increases are not as much as we first assumed, and considering they pack a lot more technology, we have to commend Ford for trying to keep the weights down as much as they have.
We know that many of you will ask why a weight increase when advances in technology should mean a decrease, such as with engine and chassis design, but it’s not always possible.
To see what else the new Mustang’s have to offer we have two links for you from Ford, the first looks at the Mustang improvements to power-to-weight ratios and the second at the handling and braking improvements thanks to its new suspension packs.