2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost
Ford Mustang. The name just clicked its tongue, didn’t it? It is one of the most famous and famous models in the automotive kingdom, and decided to sell it properly in Australia – after a few false starts – has proven to be a boon to Ford Australia. And after a whirlwind of 18 months of sales, Ford was finally able to regain his breath and actually give dealers a pre-sale stock.
The GT powered by V8 is by far the biggest seller, but the four-cylinder EcoBoost version we tested here has its own advantages – equally important as it looks similar to the British. I have a bigger motor.
Is a four-cylinder Mustang, turbocharged, albeit a privilege? Or can it show one or two V8 engines?
Is there anything interesting about its design? October 7
Being awarded a gigs to design a new Mustang must fill a designer with the same amount of pride and terror. Over six generations, some repetitions have been more successful than missed, but the latest car manages to capture the essentials to bring the essence of the original into a new era.
Guardians are pumped, long bonnet, flanked sides and scratched windshield are non-muscular cars, while the view of the double bonnet from behind the steering wheel is said to be one of the most interesting things in the motorcycle world today.
The headlight handling takes Mustang into the new decade, while its taillight and backward-looking silhouette honor the recent generations of the car. Overall, the effect is still turning a year after its debut – and the key to the EcoBoost’s success is that it’s not the same as a V8-powered GT.
In fact, the different exhaust doors and smaller brake rotors are the only sign of your lack of four cylinders. It even shares black 19-inch rims with GT.
Inside, it’s probably not quite convincing. The shape of a three-spoke steering wheel with striking horns and a two-pipe device is inspired by long days – but it really works very well.
Even so, the excess of the chrome border contrasting with the dashboard is not good, however, while the piano key underneath the multimedia screen is poorly marked and somewhat in conflict with the rest of the centre controls.
American automakers lag behind their counterparts, quite well everywhere when it comes to perfecting interior design details, especially when it comes to small things like graphics. closed. Sure, there’s a retro thing going on with revolutions every minute and ground speed on devices, but when a Hyundai i30 has better interior graphics, it’s time for Ford to lift the bar.
And buttons! Lots of buttons! Festooned on and around the steering wheel, center stack, around the light switch, it’s like a conversion plant exploding inside the car.
How realistic is the space inside? 6/10
For front-seat passengers, Mustang is a cool rig. Comfortable buckets are placed low in the car, and are generously proportioned. They did not support too much when cornering was difficult, but nearly 1000km of our week driving with the car proved that they were more than comfortable.
Two cups are of moderate size, but you don’t get any of the small, hard-to-reach door pockets. A shallow lid has a USB port and can hold wallets and phones, but there are a few other valuable places to store things.
The rear seats are not well served in terms of knee and leg space, although the two seats are beautifully trimmed. The back can also be lowered to increase the Mustang boot capacity to over 408 liters, but the aperture will limit your ability to load large items.
Although there are two ISOFIX mounts in the back seat, it will be difficult to get the little wrigglers in and out that you are almost tempted to call the babysitter instead of downloading them.
Does it represent good value for price? What features does it come with? October 7
At a price of $ 45,990 before traveling on the road (plus $ 2625 for a six-speed car), the EcoBoost is $ 11,500 cheaper than the GT, while competing for two doors, the other rear comes from Toyota 86. Four-cylinder GTS ($ 36,490), Subaru BRZ Premium ($ 34,490) and Nissan 370Z ($ 56,930).
It is also reasonably invested to make money, providing leather trimmings, automatic lights and wipers, keyless start-up and push-button start, along with capacitive Sync 3 multimedia system. Ford’s 8.0 with Apple CarPlay function and Android Auto.
Unfortunately, the current Mustang has missed almost every modern driver assistance device on the current market. Although Ford Australia did not say so formally, it is hoped that the MY18 version will benefit from technologies including AEB, adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring.
What are the important statistics for engine and transmission? October 8
The vertical 2.3-liter straight four-cylinder engine uses a single turbocharger to create 233kW at 5600 rpm and a healthy 423Nm of torque at 3000 rpm.
It is not very well known – like, all – but the big four is a smoother, more powerful and magnificent unit, doing a great job of pushing a relatively large car.
Standard shipping with 6-speed manual gearbox, our tester has equipped the six-speed $ 2625 auto; Both are provided with a limited slip differential as standard. Interestingly, the auto is a bit shorter in its final drive ratio compared to long-legged manuals.
How much fuel does it consume? October 8
We used 54 liters to cover 535km of mixed terrain driving in EcoBoost, giving us a real-world combined fuel economy figure of 10.1 liters / 100km, compared to the average. 9.8L bottle and Ford requirements.
Its 59 liter tank needs 95 RON as a standard, this will increase the cost of ownership.
What does it like to drive? October 8
Not surprisingly, the majority of Mustang’s sales to date – 6200 last year, and more than 6000 to the end of August this year – were for the V8 version. Let’s face it, if you’re depressed after a ang Stang in the past decade, you’ll get the best you can.
The four-cylinder EcoBoost can deliver 73kW and about 100 Nm for a V8, as well as a lot of sound theaters, but it gives the coupe the agile feel that isn’t found in the GT weighing more than 90 kg. All that weight is also removed from the front axle, immediately deploying EcoBoost with great driving and communication feel.
Aussie-spec Mustang is equipped with a raft and sports pieces as standard, including stiffer front springs, thicker rear sway bars (on the contrary, helping the front head turn into better corners), bracing more and limited slip.
It runs stably and with a lively, powerful attitude that some passengers may feel a bit tired, and I don’t believe that dampers are all they can have when controlling sturdy springs. that – but the Mustang is a two-door sports car, and a busy ride often comes with territory.