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UPDATE: An earlier version of this story highlighted the stated but undefined differences in power outputs for the new Mustang, comparing this week's Australian data against figures released to the American market earlier this year.

It has since been confirmed that the difference is due to the standards of measurement used: North America's SAE system, versus the DIN system used here. Outputs will therefore be the same in both regions.

Ford’s all-new V8 Mustang will appear to be packing fewer horses than its American counterpart when it hits Australia late next year, but the carmaker has moved quickly to calm the masses.

Details for the new Mustang, making its first Australian appearance in coupe form this week, appeared to suggest lower power figures for our market than had previously been confirmed in overseas marketing material.

It was revealed today that the Mustang's 5.0 litre naturally-aspirated V8 engine will deliver the same 303kW and 525Nm in every market that it is offered.

Until now, Ford’s overseas marketing materials have confirmed only that the Mustang’s V8 will be good for “more than 420hp and 390lb-ft”, a difference in numbers now confirmed to be the result only of differing measurement standards in Australia and the US.

Still, it is unlikely that this news will diminish interest among Ford Australia’s claimed 15,000 customers that have so far rushed dealers for details on the new Mustang.

At 303kW and 525Nm, monumental figures by any standard, the V8-powered Mustang GT is likely to prove a popular car in Australia.

If it’s priced right, that is, and that’s one detail Ford will be keeping under its hat for a while to come.

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Figures made available for the local Mustang this week confirm that buyers can expect their V8-powered Mustang GT to deliver 303kW at 6250rpm and 525Nm 4250rpm.

The only other engine to be offered locally, Ford’s turbocharged 2.3 litre EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, will offer 233kW at 5600rpm and 432Nm at 3000rpm.


Full Engine Specifications

5.0 litre Ti-VCT V8

  • 303 kW / 525 Nm 5.0-litre Ti-CVT V8
  • Aluminium block and heads
  • DOHC, four valves per cylinder, Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing

2.3 litre EcoBoost GTDi Four-Cylinder

  • 233 kW / 432 Nm 2.3-litre GTDi EcoBoost engine
  • Aluminium block and heads with integrated exhaust manifold
  • DOHC, four valves per cylinder, Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing
  • Twin scroll turbocharger
  • Balance Shaft for smooth operation
  • 6-speed Getrag manual transmission (standard)
  • 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifters (optional)
  • Rear-drive with Limited Slip Differential
  • Suspension - front; Double ball-joint independent MacPherson strut and tubular stabiliser bar
  • Suspension - rear; Integral-link independent with coil springs, solid stabiliser bar and twin-tube dampers (2.3-litre EcoBoost)
  • Brakes; Four-wheel power disc brakes with four-sensor, four channel anti-lock braking system and AdvanceTrac™ Dynamic Stability Control
  • Brakes - front; 352 x 32 mm ventilated discs, four-piston 46 mm fixed aluminium calipers (2.3-litre EcoBoost)
  • Brakes - rear; 330 x 25 mm ventilated discs, single-piston 45 mm floating iron calipers, integral parking brake
  • Steering - Electric power-assisted steering with rack-and-pinion gear
  • Steering ratio - 16:1
  • Turning circle (kerb-to-kerb) 12.2 m



EcoBoost model


  • 19” Ebony Black Painted Machined Alloy Wheels (255/40 R19 tyres front, rear)
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Stainless Steel dual exhaust
  • Rear Diffuser
  • HID headlights
  • LED taillights
  • Fog Lamps
  • Daytime Running Lights (DTRL)
  • Mirrors - Heated, body coloured, Dual Power with Integrated Turn Signals
  • Pony Projection Lights
  • Rain Sensing Wipers


  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Automatic on-off headlights
  • Floor mats (front and rear)
  • Electric front and rear windows with one-touch lowering/close front windows (driver and passenger)
  • Height-and-reach adjustable leather steering wheel
  • Steering wheel mounted cruise and audio controls
  • Leather-wrapped parking brake
  • Illuminated visors – driver and passenger
  • Intelligent Access with Push Button Start
  • Auto Dimming Rear view mirror
  • Aluminium-faced Foot Pedals
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Illuminated Scuff Plates


  • Driver and Passenger Climate Controlled Premium Leather (heated and cooled)
  • 6-way Power Driver’s Seat and Power Lumbar support


  • SYNC2 with Emergency Assistance
  • High-resolution 8” Colour Touch Screen
  • Bluetooth mobile phone integration
  • iPod integration
  • USB integration
  • 9-speaker Sounds System with Amplifier

Safety and Security

  • MyKey
  • AdvanceTrac® with Dynamic Stability Control
  • Driver and passenger side airbags
  • Dual Front airbags
  • Driver Knee airbag
  • Active Glovebox Knee Airbag (front passenger)
  • Rearview Camera
  • Illuminated Entry
  • Securilock® Passive Anti-Theft (PATS)
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

5.0 litre V8 (beyond EcoBoost features)


  • 380 x 34 mm vented front discs, Brembo six-piston 36 mm fixed aluminium calipers

Tyres and Wheels

  • Front 19 x 9 inch Ebony Black Painted Machined Alloy wheels R275/40 R19
  • Rear 19 x 9.5 inch Ebony Black Painted Machined Alloy wheels R275/40 R19


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