2011 Ford Mustang Coupe
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The big news for the 2011 Ford Mustang is new engines across the board. Ford is upping the stakes in the pony car wars with base models getting a 3.7-liter 24-valve Duratec V-6 good for 305 hp. Mustang GT fans celebrate the return of the legendary 5.0-liter V-8 promising 412 hp and 390 lbs-ft of torque. New six-speed manual and automatic transmissions help achieve estimated 30mpg highway for the V-6 and 25mpg highway for the V-8. For even more performance, the 2011 Mustang GT500 receives a new aluminum 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 with 550 hp. All Mustangs continue to be available with Ford�s Sync system, SIRIUS Travel Link, AdvanceTrac RSC, a glass roof, and many more options. With new sheet metal and improved interiors in 2010 combined with upgraded powertrains for 2011, this much improved Mustang was honored to pace the 52nd annual Daytona 500.
Benefits of Driving a 2011 Ford Mustang Coupe
The Mustang has always been one of the strongest performance values for the money. With new engines across the line, plus a number of improvements that make the Mustang more comfortable and enjoyable to drive, it's a better value than ever. Meanwhile, the GT500 appeals to those who want a more exclusive performance Mustang because it adds additional exotic design cues, a high-power supercharged engine as well as numerous performance tweaks.
What's new for 2011?
For 2011, Ford's Mustang sees few exterior upgrades to supplement the major facelift given in 2010, but all new powerplants are offered, including a 3.7L Duratec V6 making 305 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque and the 5.0L V8--a name well known to Mustang lovers--which makes its debut in the GT and features 412 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. The new Mustang also features a redesigned power steering system and a few suspension changes, and the GT gains three new colors: Yellow Blaze Tri-Coat, Race Red and Ingot Silver. Additional soundproofing and updated instrumentation round out the package. The GT500 now is powered by an all-new 5.4L supercharged aluminum V8 making 550 horsepower--10 more than the 2010 model. Ford's MyKey system, which can be set up to limit top speed and stereo volume levels for new drivers, is also now standard.
- Classic pony-car styling
- uncluttered interior design
- strong V8 performance value
Just as Mustangs of years past, the 2011 model is available as a 4-passenger coupe or convertible, with a choice of a V6 or V8 engine. The base model receives an all-new 3.7L Duratec V6 making 305 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque in place of last year's 210-horsepower, 4.0L V6. The Mustang GT models see the return of a 5.0L V8, a displacement all too familiar to Mustang fans. It has been completely redesigned however, and features 32 valves, variable camshaft timing and an output of 412 horsepower. Both models now offer either a standard 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.