2011 Mustang GT 5.0 gets better mileage…

March 17, 2010

We reported to you recently that the new 3.7 litre V6 Mustang is the most fuel efficient 300hp + car. Well Ford’s continuing on it’s fast but frugal roll with the release of official EPA figures on the new 5.0 ‘Coyote’ powered 2011 Mustang GT.

Ford estimated about 25 mpg for the highway – or 9.5l/100km – but the official figures are even slightly better – 17 mpg (13.8l/100km) for the city and best-in-class finish of 26 mpg (9l/100km) for the highway.

Ford says these gains are through a few different upgrades from the already desirable 2010 model. Mainly the new V6 and V8 engines with either a 6 speed manual or automatic transmission – of which both have been geared for a neutral blend of performance and economy.

The introduction of EPAS – or Electric Electric Power Assist Steering – which reduces constant drag associated with hydraulic power steering, is another new component for the new-for-2010 Mustang.

Ford has also re-engineered aerodynamic properties of the 2010 model for the 2011 model. Tweaking inefficient parts on the front fascias, under body parts and even down to the rear window seals, the 2011 Mustang will certainly be a hoot!

Only to be bettered by IRS! Eh, Ford? 😀

What do you think of the 2011 Mustang? Please tell us below.


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