Ford Mustang 2024: A Complete Guide
Ford has announced the seventh generation of its Mustang sports car, which is set to hit the market in 2024 with reworked-but-familiar styling, an all-new interior, and two improved powertrains. While the new pony is saddled-up for the future with a bevy of upgrades, Chevrolet’s Camaro and Dodge’s Challenger have not been so lucky: Each will continue to be powered by a 5-liter V-8 and an updated turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, though it has not been revealed how many horses are present in either powertrain—only that there will be more of them than before.
The Ford Mustang will be offered in two body styles: a hardtop coupe and a soft-top convertible. Both models will have a six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic transmission depending on engine choice. The Mustang’s rethought cockpit includes a 13.2-inch display that’s part of a large curved screen extending over the center stack area. The system also replaces traditional knobs for climate and radio control with touchscreen “buttons.” Sales of the new pony car should begin sometime during the summer, of 2023.
What is new in the Ford Mustang 2024?
The 2018 Mustang will enter its seventh generation with sales beginning in Summer, 2023. The new design brings the Mustang some desperately needed updates. The 2018 Mustang offers an optional Performance Pack equipment upgrade, adding a front strut-tower brace and Torsen limited-slip differential along with wider wheels and tires, larger Brembo brakes, and MagneRide active-dampening suspension. Additionally, Ford offers a Performance Electronic Parking Brake that looks like a traditional lever-action handbrake and is said to make the Mustang easier to drift. An all-new Mustang Dark Horse track-ready model has also been added to the ranks, toting a more sinister 500-hp Coyote V-8 engine and a direct line to the Ford Performance parts bin with leaner and meaner equipment upgrades.
Ford Mustang 2024: Performance, Transmission, and Engine
The Mustang comes with a standard 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. If Ford uses the same output as the Bronco—which gets its power from a 300-horsepower 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine—the Mustang will offer a 10-speed automatic transmission. Every driver has the option to choose between a five-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic on the GT model; the last generation’s Coyote V-8 produced 450 horsepower with 420 pound-feet of torque, so fingers crossed Ford sweetens its new steed with a little extra giddy-up. The all-new Mustang Dark Horse model is a track-focused step-up based on the GT that uses a 500-hp 5.0-liter V-8 with either a 10-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission; this engine incorporates connecting rods from the 760 hp Shelby GT500, plus revised intake and exhaust systems to provide additional power output.
Ford Mustang 2024: Interiors
The all-new Mustang, from the driver’s seat of which every detail has been chiseled in place with what Ford is calling a “fighter jet inspired” design, is equipped with standard 12.4-inch instrument clusters that can be customized to fit the needs of most red, white and blue patriots. Ambient lighting and a driver’s display adapt to whichever drive mode you’ve selected. Base Mustangs come with cloth seats and available micro-suede vinyl inserts, while the Premium level adds stitched bits and pieces from door trim to dashboard. The Mustang GT gets leather inserts. Remote Rev allows the engine to blast up the RPMs with a simple click from the key fob while you admire its sounds from outside the car.