Ford has done a great job hyping up the 2015 Mustang and the new 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine, and the just-revealed ordering guide only gets us more amped up. The ordering guide for the 2015 Mustang reveals that the four-cylinder turbo variant will be called, inspiringly, the Mustang EcoBoost. Bland name aside, there’s a lot to be excited for about the new Mustang.
First lets get to the meat-and-potatoes of the order guide, which includes pricing and details for the Mustang EcoBoost and GT Performance Pack. On the four-banger, Ford adds a larger rear-sway bar, bigger 19-inch wheels, larger brake rotors, an aluminum dash panel, a retuned suspension, a 3:55 rear differential, bigger radiator, sturdier front springs, and a spoiler delete. The Mustang GT Performance Pack shares many of those improvements, plus a strut tower bracer, K brace, a 3:73 rearend, and six-piston Brembo calipers for manual transmission cars. The EcoBoost Performance Package adds $1,995 to the 2015 Mustang’s price, and the GT package is worth $2,495.
The option guide also reveals things like color and interior options (including the return of the Recaro racing seats), though the it unfortunately lacks pricing info for the 2015 Mustang, as well as horsepower/torque and MPG ratings for the trio of engines. That said, I’m expecting a modest bump in the power of both the V6 and the V8 engines, and the EcoBoost motor should make at least 310 ponies. There’s also mention of a “50 Years Appearance Package” that appears to be an entirely different beast from the 50th Anniversary Mustang.
So on to my naming rant. Why not Mustang ST, aligning it with the two other EcoBoost performance models, the Fiesta ST and Focus ST? I’m sure some suit knocked that idea down as lowering the value of the Mustang brand, which is ridiculous. I can see why they wouldn’t want to resurrect the original Mustang SVO name, as SVO long ago became SVT. But Mustang EcoBoost?
Name gripes aside, I’m getting pretty pumped for the 2015 Mustang. Just gimme more details, dammit!