Ford Mustang 2018 – European edition revealed with sleek design and more tech | Cars | Life & Style

Ford has taken the wraps off its updated Mustang 2018 ahead of its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

There are a number of upgrades to the latest Ford Mustang, including a more powerful engine and suspension upgrades.

These include the 5.0-litre boosted petrol variant seeing a bump in power from 412bhp to 443bhp, while the 2.3-litre will drop from 313bhp to 268bhp.

Despite the drop in power, Ford claims the 2.3-litre is more responsive under acceleration.

While a six-speed manual transmission is standard on the 2018 Mustang, a 10-speed auto transmission variant is also available. 

The new design is evolutionary from the previous generation.

The face of the Mustang has been revised with a more angular bumper flanked by more slender air intakes.

A new MagneRide Damping System allows the car to quickly adapt to changing road conditions and the addition of two new drive modes – Drag Strip Mode and My Mode – should improve the car’s driving characteristics. 

Drag Strip mode has been optimised for performance offering max acceleration from standstill. 

My Mode allows drivers to select their preferred settings for performance, dynamics and exhaust sound. 

“Europe’s passion for Mustang has proven even greater than we imagined – almost 30,000 Mustangs are already bringing one of the most iconic sights in motoring to the continent’s streets,” said Steven Armstrong, group vice president and president, Europe Middle East and Africa, Ford Motor Company.

“There are few cars on the road that can deliver such a combination of heritage, style and performance to such a wide audience.

“The new Ford Mustang offers the most compelling package yet.”

Inside the car, the interior remains the same, save for the introduction of new optional infotainment systems. 

A 12-inch LCD paired with Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system which allows smartphone connectivity, audio, navigation and climate control. 

This system is also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 

Deliveries of the new Ford Mustang for customers in Europe will begin in 2018.

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