Specifics about the standard and optional equipment available on the European-market 2018 Ford Mustang have leaked online, being summarized in a recent Mustang6G forum post by user “Ace”. As with the current, pre-facelift model, there are some key differences with the North American model, although the Euro and US pony cars are more alike than they are dissimilar.
According to Ace, the Euro-market 2018 Ford Mustang GT will gain 15 to 25 horsepower over its current 421 (410 in RHD examples), putting it in the range of 436 to 446 ponies. Ford’s new quad-tip exhaust with active valves will come as standard, and Michelin tires will replace the outgoing car’s factory Pirellis. Meanwhile, the base EcoBoost model will lose a few horsepower, but gain additional torque, and a new gloss black wheel design will come standard.
As for changes affecting both models, the European 2018 Ford Mustang will include the new digital instrument panel as standard equipment, and feature LED headlights, foglights, and tri-bar daytime running lights; Pre-Collision Assist; Lane Keep Assist; rear parking sensors; a heated steering wheel; and a leather-wrapped center console with kneepads. New colors will include Orange Fury, Kona Blue, and Burgundy Velvet (or “Crimson Red”, as it’s known in the States). Additionally, hood vents will be standard on both models – somewhat surprisingly, as they were omitted on 2016 and ’17 models in order to comply with European pedestrian safety rules.
Brochures for the revamped, 2018 Ford Mustang for Europe will be released along with pricing information in September of this year, with orders opening up sometime in Q4. For more on what’s new with the refreshed European-market pony car, visit Mustang6G.com.