New Ford Mustang arrives in Ireland

New Ford Mustang.

New Ford Mustang.

For the first time since it was launched in 1964, a new specially developed ‘European’ Ford Mustang has arrived in Ireland – also marking the first time that the iconic nameplate is available as a right hand drive model.
“Up til now, left hand drive Mustangs imported from the US are the only models that car fans would have seen here,” said Ciarán McMahon, Chairman and Managing Director of Ford Ireland. “That is all set to change now that the sleek, all new Mustang has arrived on our shores. We are sure that the new eye-catching Mustang will become a common sight on the motorways and by-roads of Ireland.”
“As you would expect, the new Mustang is modern, technologically advanced and forward-looking, but its look also harks back to the heritage of Mustang’s unique identity that has inspired Ford customers for generations – it is a great mix of the old and the very, very new. And true connoisseurs of great driving dynamics will be delighted to hear that that new Mustang is a wonderful driving experience”, concluded McMahon.
Even though the car has never been sold in Europe until now, the Mustang’s reputation for performance and its iconic status as a symbol of the free, open road is well implanted in the psyche of motorists across Europe.
More than nine million Mustangs have been sold since it was first launched in 1964. The world’s most-liked vehicle on Facebook, Mustang has made thousands of appearances in film, television, music and video games.
The new Mustang has been developed with world-class performance, driving dynamics and usability in mind – and includes a significant amount of advanced driver convenience and driver aid technologies.
The clean-sheet design of both Ford Mustang fastback and convertible evokes the essential character of the vehicle, retaining key design elements of the classic Mustangs recognisable to car fans across Europe, including the long sculpted hood and short rear deck, with a contemporary execution.
Several key design features define the new Ford Mustang, including:
* A low roof height and wide stance
* Sleek profile enabled by steeply sloped windshield and rear glass three-dimensional, tri-bar tail lamps, and
* Contemporary execution of the iconic car’s signature trapezoidal grille and shark-bite front fascia
Ford Mustang convertible drivers will appreciate the standard multilayer insulated cloth top that gives the car an upscale appearance and a quiet cabin. The top has a sleek profile when folded for open-air motoring.
Large, clear instrumentation puts vehicle information right in front of the driver in the roomy cabin with an aviation-inspired cockpit, while ergonomic and tactile switches and knobs provide control. The vehicle’s width and new rear suspension contribute to improved shoulder and hip room for passengers and a usefully shaped bootspace that can accommodate two golf bags.
The way Ford Mustang looks, drives and sounds is key to the visceral experience. The Ford Mustang offers outstanding power options and a sophisticated new chassis designed to meet the driving dynamics expectations of European drivers.
Ford’s acclaimed 5.0 litre V8 engine – yielding 416PS and 524Nm of torque for Europe – is joined by an all-new 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine that brings state-of-the-art technology to Mustang; delivering turbocharged performance with the fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions demanded by Europe’s car consumers.

The Mustang’s 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine uses direct injection, variable cam timing and turbocharging to deliver usable performance. A unique intake manifold and turbocharger housing enable it to deliver the performance Mustang drivers expect, with 317PS and 434Nm of torque for Europe. An automatic transmission option features steering wheel-mounted shift paddles that deliver convenience and control for drivers.
The new Ford Mustang features all-new front and rear suspension systems. At the front, a new perimeter subframe helps to stiffen the front structure while reducing mass, providing a strong foundation for more predictable wheel control that benefits handling, steering and ride.
The new double ball-joint front MacPherson strut system also enables the use of large, powerful brakes. Both 2.3 litre EcoBoost and V8-powered GT Mustang models will feature performance brake packages behind standard 19 inch wheels in Europe.
At the rear is an all-new integral-link independent rear suspension. The geometry, springs, dampers and bushings all have been specifically modified and tuned for this high-performance application, and are well-suited to European roads and high speed driving culture. New aluminium rear knuckles help reduce unsprung mass for improved ride and handling.

Test drive the all- new Mustang at Boland Motors, Waterford Road,
New Ross, Co Wexford on 05- 421403

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