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S650 Ford Mustang 2.3T Launches In China With GT Features

The all-new S650 generation 2024 Ford Mustang is heading to a few other parts of the world since its U.S. launch months ago, including Europe, Australia, and China. The latter country in that group made its public debut in Dark Horse form last November, but at this year’s Beijing Auto Show, The Blue Oval revealed a new pony car variant for Chinese customers – the Ford Mustang 2.3T, which is essentially and EcoBoost model with some features from the V8-powered GT.

S650 Ford Mustang Lineup China - Exterior 001 - Front

Joining the domestically-proudced Ford Bronco in Beijing, the Ford Mustang 2.3T will also be built in China for the local market. Offered in both coupe and convertible form, this new model marks the first time a drop top version of the iconic pony car will be sold there, too. Otherwise, as one might expect, it’s powered by the turbocharged 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost engine generating 220 kW and 453 Nm of torque, mated exclusively to the Ford 10-speed automatic transmission.

The most interesting thing about the Ford Mustang 2.3T is that it’s equipped with a unique GT performance appearance package exclusive to the Chinese market, one that features a larger front grille intake to boost airflow, 19-inch wheels, and a quad-exhaust tip setup out back. It now joins the Mustang Dark Horse in the Chinese pony car lineup, which does not include the GT – at least for now.

2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse And Mustang Mach-E China Wallpaper - Exterior 007 - Front Three Quarters

As is the case in the U.S., Ford is celebrating 60 years since the original Mustang debuted back in 1964 with a host of special events in China as well. The automaker hasn’t yet revealed what that celebration entails, but did note that it will span multiple cities, giving fans across the country the chance to celebrate this important milestone.

We’ll have more on the Ford Mustang soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. UncleAL

    …looks good ! ….what’s the matter ? Chinese buyers rated higher than American buyers ? Since there is no change in safety or other Americanized regulations, why not have them here too ? I say bring it on !!!


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