Official: 2018 Ford Mustang Refresh Detailed! (Options/Features, Specs, Photos, Info)

Discussion in 'Mustang S550 General Forums' started by Jarstang, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Jarstang

    Jarstang Administrator
    Administrator

    Vehicle(s):
    Ford
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    Location:
    M6G
    Posts:
    2,070
    Likes Received:
    2,718
    0   0   0
    It's official! The refreshed 2018 Ford Mustang is here and we have all the eye candy and technical details released by Ford today.

    In line with the advanced information we reported last year, the 2018 Mustang has been confirmed to receive a 10-speed automatic transmission, optional MagneRide suspension (performance package), optional active exhaust (GT), and a slew of new features and colors.

    More details coming...


    KEY CHANGES
    • 2018 Mustang offers an EcoBoost and GT model only. V6 is gone.
    • All models get revised shocks, increased lateral stiffness, and revised stabilizer bars (base suspension improvements said to be on par with the previous optional performance suspension)
    • MagneRide adaptive dampers available on both EcoBoost and GT Performance Packs (will be matched with and tuned for, less spring compared to GT350's MagneRide suspension)
    • 5.0-liter V8 and 2.3-liter EcoBoost will both get power increases (exact HP/TQ increases not yet released). Expect the EcoBoost to receive more torque and the GT to get an increase in both horsepower and torque.
    • Performance Package available on automatic and/or convertible Mustangs (no need to choose anymore)
    • The 2018 Mustang GT gets an updated 5.0-liter Coyote V8 with both port and direct fuel injection which allows Ford to increase the V8's compression ratio from 11.0:1 to 12.0:1.
    • Available six-speed manual transmission for both GT and EcoBoost (with twin-disc clutch and new dual mass flywheel on the Mustang GT)
    • 10-speed optional automatic transmission available for both models - shorter first gear and wider overall gear spread compared to the outgoing auto. Will stay in first gear for extra hard launches. Selecting Sport and Track mode will lock out 10th gear and hold gears for longer
    • GT Performance Package receives Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires
    • EcoBoost Performance Package retains Pirelli P-Zeros
    • Mustang GT gets optional active exhaust
    • 10 new wheel designs, 12 in total, including several wheels that are stand-alone options.
    • On sale in North America in Fall 2017
    • Pricing for the base four-cylinder model likely to remain close to the 2017 Mustang EcoBoost $27,095 MSRP while the GT should add approximately $500-$1000 on top of the current $34,095 MSRP.

    Cosmetic changes:
    • Refined aerodynamics to reduce coefficient drag and better balance lift at high speeds
    • New headlights with revised boomerang LED shark gills
    • Redesigned front bumper
    • 20mm lowered vented hood
    • Wider front grille
    • New lower rear diffuser with black finish
    • New C-Shaped rear light clusters
    • New decklid wing on Performance Package models

    Interior/Technology
    • New 12-inch all-digital instrument cluster with 3 modes (Normal, Sport, Track) replaces analog speedo and tachometer
    • Mustang MyMode with memory function saves favorite drive settings including suspension, steering preferences, active exhaust valve behavior, and other preferences. Selectable with the steering wheel controls and the main gauge display.
    • Track Apps improved to deliver virtual time slips after acceleration runs
    • Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detect, distance alert, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, driver alert system and forward-facing camera
    • Ford SYNC Connect with FordPass to start, lock, unlock and locate your car
    • Center console adds new hand-stitched wrap with contrast stitching and padded knee bolsters
    • Door handles, rings and bezels are finished in aluminum.
    • Restyled seating surfaces feature new patterns and color choices (premium-trim seats get blue or red accent trimming)
    • Instrument panel with updated Mustang badge
    • Optional heated steering wheel
    • New key fob design

    Mustang EcoBoost New Features
    • Limited-duration overboost function adds more torque
    • Revised shocks, increased lateral stiffness, and revised stabilizer bars
    • MagneRide damper technology optional on Performance Package
    • 6-speed manual transmission upgraded for optimal torque
    • New 10-speed automatic transmission for quicker shift times, better low-speed tip-in response and reduced friction losses
    • Standard dual-tip exhaust
    • All-LED front lights including signature lighting, low-beams, turn signals, efficient projector high-beams and available fog lamps.
    • Available performance spoiler

    Mustang GT New Features
    • More powerful and revs higher (full details yet to be released)
    • New and revised Coyote 5.0-liter V8 with dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection and low-pressure port fuel injection delivers robust low-end torque, high-rpm power, and improved fuel efficiency. Mustang chief engineer Carl Widmann states that the only truly carryover piece from the current 5.0-liter is the crankshaft.
    • Optional active valve exhaust system with fully variable soundtrack to match entire acceleration range
    • Comparing pre-recorded exhaust sound tracks (at the private event), the valves produce a louder and more metallic snarl across the rpm range
    • Revised shocks, increased lateral stiffness, and revised stabilizer bars
    • MagneRide damper technology optional on Performance Package
    • 6-speed manual transmission upgraded for optimal torque. Totally redesigned to include twin-disc clutch and dual-mass flywheel to increase torque capability and more efficient clutch modulation (increases compression ratio from 11.0:1 to 12.0:1)
    • New 10-speed automatic transmission for quicker shift times, better low-speed tip-in response and reduced friction losses
    • Standard quad-tip exhaust
    • All-LED front lights including signature lighting, low-beams, turn signals, efficient projector high-beams and available fog lamps.
    • Available performance spoiler
    • GT Performance Package receives Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires

    Performance Notes:
    • The GT Performance Pack with MagneRide should be faster than the 2012-2013 Mustang Boss 302.

    Available Colors:
    • NL Orange Fury (New)
    • R3 Royal Crimson (New)
    • L6 Kona Blue (New)
    • G1 Shadow Black
    • H3 Triple Yellow
    • J7 Magnetic Metallic
    • N6 Lightning Blue
    • PQ Race Red
    • RR Ruby Red Tint
    • UX Ingot Silver
    • YZ Oxford White






    VIDEOS:


    [ame]

    [ame]

    [ame]




    PHOTOS:



    2018-Ford-Mustang-1.jpg

    2018-Ford-Mustang-2.jpg

    2018-Ford-Mustang-3.jpg

    New-Ford-Mustang-V8-GT-with-Performace-Pack-in-Orange-Fury-4.jpg

    New-Ford-Mustang-V8-GT-with-Performace-Pack-in-Orange-Fury-5.jpg

    New-Ford-Mustang-V8-GT-with-Performace-Pack-in-Orange-Fury-6.jpg

    New-Ford-Mustang-V8-GT-with-Performace-Pack-in-Orange-Fury-7.jpg

    2018_WhatNewMustangFactSheet.jpg

    New-Ford-Mustang-V8-GT-with-Performace-Pack-in-Magnetic-1.jpg

    New-Ford-Mustang-V8-GT-with-Performace-Pack-in-Magnetic-2.jpg

    New-Ford-Mustang-V8-GT-with-Performace-Pack-in-Ingot-Silver.jpg

    New-Ford-Mustang-V8-GT-with-Performace-Pack-in-Kona-Blue-1.jpg

    New-Ford-Mustang-V8-GT-with-Performace-Pack-in-Kona-Blue-2.jpg

    New-Ford-Mustang-Interior 1.jpg

    New-Ford-Mustang-Interior-2.jpg

    New-Ford-Mustang-Interior-3.jpg

    New-Ford-Mustang-12-inch-LCD-digital-instrument-cluster-in-Normal-View.jpg

    New-Ford-Mustang-12-inch-LCD-digital-instrument-cluster-in-Sport-View.jpg

    New-Ford-Mustang-12-inch-LCD-digital-instrument-cluster-in-Track-View.jpg

    2018-ford-mustang-page-8.jpg

    2018-ford-mustang-page-1.jpg

    2018-ford-mustang-page-2.jpg

    2018-ford-mustang-page-3.jpg

    2018-ford-mustang-page-4.jpg

    2018-ford-mustang-page-5.jpg

    2018-ford-mustang-page-6.jpg

    2018-ford-mustang-page-7.jpg

    2018-ford-mustang-page-9.jpg

    New-Ford-Mustang-12-inch-LCD-digital-instrument-cluster-with-MyColor.jpg

    2018-Mustang-design-sketch-01.jpg

    2018-Mustang-design-sketch-02.jpg

    2018-Mustang-design-sketch-03.jpg

    2018-Mustang-design-sketch-04.jpg

    2018-Mustang-design-sketch-05.jpg

    2018-Mustang-design-sketch-06.jpg

    2018-Mustang-design-sketch-08.jpg

    2018-Mustang-design-sketch-09.jpg

    2018-Mustang-design-sketch-11.jpg

    2018-Mustang-design-sketch-12.jpg

    2018-Mustang-design-sketch07.jpg


    NEW WHEELS:

    19-inch-Luster-Nickel-Painted-Forged-Aluminum-Wheel-1.jpg
    ^^ 19" Luster Nickel-Painted Forged Aluminum Wheel



    19-inch-Ebony-Black-Painted-Aluminum-Wheel-2.jpg
    ^^ 19" Ebony Black Painted Aluminum Wheel



    19-Polished-Aluminum-Wheel-3.jpg
    ^^ 19" Polished Aluminum Wheel



    19-Ebony-Black-Painted-Aluminum-Wheel-4.jpg
    ^^ 19'' Ebony Black Painted Aluminum Wheel
     
  2. OP
    OP
    Jarstang

    Jarstang Administrator
    Administrator

    Vehicle(s):
    Ford
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    Location:
    M6G
    Posts:
    2,070
    Likes Received:
    2,718
    0   0   0
    UPDATE:

    FIRST 2018 MUSTANG GT ACTIVE EXHAUST VIDEOS

    [ame]

    2018 Mustang GT Active Exhaust.png


    LIVE STREAM REVEAL

    [ame]

    [ame]
     
  3. 18psi

    18psi of boost

    Vehicle(s):
    2015
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2015
    Location:
    Best Coast
    Posts:
    451
    Likes Received:
    93
    Rating:
    100%
    3   0   0
    Hate the lower part of the front bumper.
    Love everything else.

    SUPER excited to hear more details on drivetrain..
     
    Firepath and 908ssp like this.
  4. jasonstang

    jasonstang Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2017 GB GT/CS 6MT
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2015
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Posts:
    5,552
    Likes Received:
    1,264
    0   0   0
    Just saw that on RaT. Seems like the interior remained unchanged except the dash.
    Front end looks more european look which I am starting to like.
     
  5. Birddogjr350

    Birddogjr350 Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    james
    Vehicle(s):
    2006 Ford F150 FX4
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2015
    Location:
    north carolina
    Posts:
    145
    Likes Received:
    42
    0   0   0
    What was Ford Thinking!!! Don't get it just don't get it's very strange looking!!!
     
    s550v6 and venumous like this.
  6. wireeater

    wireeater Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Rich
    Vehicle(s):
    Shadow Black 2019 Mustang GT Premium+ PP 6spd
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2016
    Location:
    Virginia
    Posts:
    2,852
    Likes Received:
    1,908
    0   0   0
    MUCH better pictures.
     
  7. bajakiter

    bajakiter Active Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2015 Ecoboost Premium Race Red
    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2016
    Location:
    Salem, OR
    Posts:
    36
    Likes Received:
    12
    0   0   0
    OK, it's officially growing on me!
     
  8. Big Boss

    Big Boss Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    Mazda6
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2015
    Location:
    Outer Heaven
    Posts:
    704
    Likes Received:
    215
    0   0   0
    Hmmm. The video that was posted yesterday I was underwhelmed, maybe even a little disappointed but these pictures show some better angles/looks and a better color.

    Still overall I think I expected a bit better effort in the looks department
     
  9. c-rizzle

    c-rizzle Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2017 Explorer Sport
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2016
    Location:
    NOLA
    Posts:
    680
    Likes Received:
    206
    0   0   0
    [ame] digital display.... see the end of this video
     
  10. Bay1Stang

    Bay1Stang Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    Magnetic '15 V6 051a
    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2014
    Location:
    NJ
    Posts:
    1,056
    Likes Received:
    210
    0   0   0
    Looks fantastic. Much better than the first set of pics. Probably amazing in person.
     
    HDSTANG and Zombie like this.
  11. Evolvd

    Evolvd Instigator

    First Name:
    Brian
    Vehicle(s):
    slowly in the left lane
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2015
    Location:
    Northwest Florida
    Posts:
    2,794
    Likes Received:
    965
    Rating:
    100%
    2   0   0
    I like that they finally moved the audio control buttons to the CORRECT SIDE OF THE EFFING WHEEL! LOL
     
    technocrat, thumper, 15GTBEN and 5 others like this.
  12. jasonstang

    jasonstang Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2017 GB GT/CS 6MT
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2015
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Posts:
    5,552
    Likes Received:
    1,264
    0   0   0
    Anyone noticed the chrome bits are replaced with silver?
     
    Ericc B likes this.
  13. demas

    demas Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2014 Mustang 5.0
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2015
    Location:
    MustangLand
    Posts:
    164
    Likes Received:
    44
    0   0   0
    bring it on!
     
  14. jasonstang

    jasonstang Well-Known Member

    Vehicle(s):
    2017 GB GT/CS 6MT
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2015
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Posts:
    5,552
    Likes Received:
    1,264
    0   0   0
    I know right. It's so annoying.
     
  15. El Diablo

    El Diablo Made in USA

    Vehicle(s):
    2017 GT350
    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2013
    Location:
    Vegas Baby
    Posts:
    177
    Likes Received:
    130
    0   0   0
    Pics look better but that front still looks too busy... way too many angles.
    Need to see some colors.
     
    brb08 likes this.
Loading...

Share This Page