New 2012 Ford Mustang is the revitalization of the legendary Boss 302 high performance model. In addition, a significant effort is the introduction of adjustable settings for the GT models steering effort.
After many improvements to the Mustang line last year, not have been surprised this year Ford engineers just sit and watch their circles of winning a horse race around the competition. As it turns out, however, were busy creating another model very convenient to join the team.
2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302, the name of a sign similar to 1969 Boss 302. Just as before, the new head 302 is tuned to track the beast, and it would be so great to drive, and also potentially collectible. Numerous improvements to the engine to give the power up to 444 horses, and the boss may be a number of other hardware upgrades, manage anger more under the hood.
Support for the new Mustang Boss 302 are two that are capable in their own right. The engine of the Mustang entry-level V6 churns an impressive 305 hp and earns a commendable 31 mpg on the highway cycle EPA. The GT V8 brings more power in the mixture. For both models, Ford offers an impressive array of options, including suspension and brake enhancements, and innovative Sync system electronics.
Ford Mustang, there are some minor flaws. The interior still has its share of cheap plastic, while the lack of a telescoping steering wheel, a driving position engaged for some. The new generation Mustang is also a victim of its success when it comes to style, because there are many on the road to turn heads.
In 2012, Ford Mustang is not the only horse in the race, either. Dodge Challenger gives a more spacious interior, while the most spectacular style Chevrolet Camaro is likely to gather much attention. Mustang comes off in the bud, but they provide the most complete package together.
In 2012, Ford Mustang is available as a coupe or convertible and is available in five trim levels: V6, V6 Premium, GT Premium and Boss GT 302nd (The Shelby GT500 is considered separately.)
Base V6 starts to 17-inch alloy wheels, limited slip differential locks, keyless entry, integrated blind spot mirrors, cruise control, air conditioning, full power accessories, tilt-only steering wheel and four-speaker audio system with CD player and Auxiliary audio jack.
Options for the Mustang V6 models, the exterior graphics package that adds body and the rear spoiler. It is equipped with a reversing radar sensor are optional anti-theft locks and wheel. Also available is the V6 Performance Package (for coupes with manual transmission), which includes 19-inch summer tires, wheels, suspension and a series of updates of the brakes, recalibrated stability control system and a 3.31 rear axle ratio.
V6 Premium open a series of packages and options available in addition to the basic model. These include: Pony Package and the Mustang Club of America, Special Edition (both are 18-inch wheels and various improvements to the industry), the Comfort Group package (passenger power and heated front seats) and the electronics package (automatic climate control HD Radio and voice-activated navigation system in real-time traffic and other data). There is also a remote ignition, xenon headlights, glass roof, tonneau covers and convertible models rear camera.
The Mustang GT can be equipped with upgraded Brembo brakes, 19-inch wheels, summer tires, and calibrate the system stability control. Two trees quicker acceleration performance are available: 3.55:1 3.73:1 and. GT Premium can be had for all of the options packages V6 Premium and GT plus the choice of a number of 18-inch wheels and 19 inch, California Special package (more elegant variant) and the most powerful 10-speaker audio system (not available in the electronics package).
The new high performance Boss 302 is only available as a coupe and adds a more powerful V8, 19-inch wheels, quad exhaust tips, special exterior trim components and aerodynamic, a 3.73:1 axle ratio at the rear, Brembo brakes, adjustable dampers, unique interior trim, a suede-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum pedals, seat fabric and basic audio system. Recaro front seats (the GT500) and a Torsen limited-slip rear differential is optional.
The 2012 Ford Mustang V6 is powered by a 3.7-liter engine produces 305 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The Mustang GT comes with a 5.0-liter V8 good for 412 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. Both have a six-speed manual transmission as standard, while a six-speed automatic transmission is optional. As if this were not enough, the Boss 302 5.0-liter V8 power to 444 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque UPS. (An automatic transmission is not available for the Boss 302, however.)
Mustang V6 Coupe earn EPA estimates fuel economy of 19 mpg and 23 mpg highway mpg city/31 in combined driving with automatic transmission while the manual estimated 19/29/22 mpg. GT is rated at 17/26/20 mpg 18/25/21 mpg with the automatic and manual. By choosing a more aggressive rear differential ratio further reduce fuel economy.
In the latest tests Edmunds, V6 Mustang package loaded with performance and 3.31 gearing acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds. A Mustang V8 with 3.73 successfully running the same route in just 4.8 seconds.
Safety features standard on all 2012 Ford Mustang include antilock brakes, side airbags for front seats, side mirrors and stability control scout. Also standard is Ford's MyKey system, which allows owners to limit the rate of volume levels and audio for young drivers.
In brake tests Edmunds, V6 and V8 Mustangs turned in impressive stopping distances. Stopping V6 60 km / h at only 103 meters, while the V8 is only needed 109th It is important to note that both vehicles have received all additional services.
Mustang The interior can be appointed to all the amenities we are accustomed, but also pays homage to its rich history. Sync voice-activation features to simplify the operation of audio systems, telephone and navigation. The keys themselves do not feel particularly strong, however, and much of the door panel and central console in real estate has taken a hard plastic.
The Mustang is also missing telescopic steering wheel, although fortunately most of the drivers should be able to find a comfortable driving position. Both the coupe and convertible body styles that can accommodate four adults, but rear passengers will have to close, if done regularly on more than two people, the Challenger is a better bet. Body condition coupe has 12.3 cubic feet, while the convertible mode drops 9.7 cubic meters.
Boss 302 versions have the advantage of the new technology TRACkey Ford. The owners will receive a key standard black and a red button. The red button can be used only on the slopes, because it increases low-end torque, sharper throttle, plus off-throttle deceleration, and opens the Launch Control.
Although the 2012 Ford Mustang you choose, you are in a mad rush. The base V6 provides plenty of power for the average driver and a strong force to satisfy most driving enthusiasts as well. The V8 engine making performance a few notches with masses of torque and a glorious exhaust note. Driving enthusiasts, of course, to select the manual but the automatic is not a bad option, which is subject to change gears before to maximize fuel economy, but not enough torque to keep Mustang skillfully motivated.
Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger and Mustang, Ford Mustang is the most light on his feet. In a winding road, the Mustang responds enthusiastically to steering inputs and feels controlled and controllable. Due to the design of the Mustang rear rigid axle, while the rear of the car can be a little tense in touch midcorner blows.