2015 Ford Mustang Convertible

Ford introduced the 2015 Mustang coupe in December of last year. It took awhile longer to show us the topless version. Perhaps the delay was due to the long harsh winter.

Now that Spring is here, it comes with the introduction of the new 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible.

The Detroit automaker did not just chop the top off of this model. They built it from the ground up as if a separate car altogether from the coupe. There are distinctive differences in the design of the two models.
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Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Convertible Base Price: $ 27,510*
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16 gals (61 L) Miles Per Gallon: 19 city / 26 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 188.5 in. (478.8 cm) Wheel Base: 107.1 in. (272.0 cm)
Height: 55.8 in. (141.7 cm) Width: 73.9 in. (187.7 cm)
Curb Weight: 3630 lbs (1647 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 9.3 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Performance
Engine: 3.7 Liter V6 Ti-VCT DOHC Compression Ratio: 10.5: 1
Horsepower: 305 HP Max RPM: 6500 RPM
Torque: 280 lb-ft @4250 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 6.0 seconds Maximum Speed: 155 mph (249 km/h)

* 2014 specs

Engine

Under the hood of the 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible is a 3.7 Liter, V6 capable of 305 horsepower. This base engine will accelerate from 0-60 mph in around 6 seconds at a top speed of 155 mph.

The GT model is equipped with a 5.0 Liter, V8 that cranks out 420 horses. Both engines will be mated with a Getrag manual transmission with an automatic trans optional.

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Exterior

The new Mustang Convertible has taken on a European flair.

When the car approaches you there is no mistaking the prominent steed logo galloping across the front grille. An extension of the grille below the front bumper provides additional air flow.

The horizontal headlights are thin and wrap around to the front fender. Three 45 degree angled "slits" within the headlamp compartment provides a sexy touch.

The profile view of the ragtop differs from the coupe with the rear section appearing straighter which was accomplished by lifting the body molding and redesigning the trunk lid.

The soft fabric top is secured by just a single latch mounted in the center that can be raised and lowered at the touch of a button.

Interior

The 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible has an aeronautically inspired interior featuring a retro style steering wheel.

There is a nice video display sitting in the upper portion of the center console with the other physical control knobs and buttons resting underneath it.

The rear seating is more than ample and much roomier than you might expect for a convertible. The trunk is also a decent size measuring 11.4 cubic feet of cargo space.

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