2010 Ford Mustang – jetzt offiziell vorgestellt!

Der neue 2010 Ford Mustang wurde heute offiziell der Öffentlichkeit bei der LA-Autoshow vorgestellt! Der Ford Mustang ist in seiner neuen Version seit 2005 auf dem Markt und seitdem hat er sich sehr gut geschlagen in diesem Segment. Auch der neue Mustang wird wohl hoffentlich wieder ein Verkaufsschlager. Von Aussen ganz klar zu erkennen, es ist wieder ein Mustang – leider haben sich die Designer hier wenig getraut und so mußte – sichtlich – das aktuelle 2005-2009 Modell herhalten und diente hier als Vorlage. Auf dem zweiten Blick fallen sofort die edlen Materialen im Innenraum auf. Hier hat Ford wohl dazu gelernt und macht aus dem Plastikinneren, jetzt ein edles Ambiente mit Ambientlight und hochwertigen Materialen. Der neue Ford Mustang GT behält dabei seinen 4,6L V8, welcher jedoch jetzt 315 PS bei 440 NM Drehmoment leistet. Die Basisversion, der 4,0L V6, bleibt hingegen unverändert von den Fahrleistungen her. Zusätzlich sollen später neue V6 Motoren hinzukommen. Neu an Board des Ford Mustangs ist das ESC, die elektronische Stabilitätskontrolle, welche alle 2010 Modelle haben werden. In beiden Modellen kann man diese ausschalten, beim GT gibt es zusätzlich ein Performance-Modus, welche den sportlichen Fahrer ansprechen und unterstützen soll. Jede Menge Fotos und den Ford Mustang Buyers Guide, gibts wie immer nach dem Klick. Macht Euch selber ein Bild und gebt Eure Meinung ab, wie Euch der neue Mustang gefällt!
Die Preise für den neuen Ford Mustang GT sind soeben im Netz aufgetaucht, im Anhang könnt ihr diese nachlesen! Den 2010 Ford Mustang Order Guide gibt es jetzt als PDF zum Download, den findet ihr hier.

Mustang GT Premium – $30,095
Ambient Lighting, Bright Aluminum Accent Dash Applicques, Pedal Covers, Scuff Plate & Shift Knob, Cupholders, Door Trim Panel Inserts, Front & Rear Footwells, Gloss Pain Center Stack & Console, Leather Stearing Wheel w/ Aluminum spokes, 6 months Sirius Satellite Radio, Satin Door Speaker Surrounds, SYNC, 18″ Spoke Aluminum Wheels, 6-Guage Cluster w/ MyColor, 6-way Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat w/ 2-way Adjustable Head Restraint & Power Lumbar, Shaker 500 Audio System

Security Package (43S) – $995
Active Anti-Theft System, Wheel Locking Kit

Comfort Package (53B)- $575
Heated Driver & Passenger Seat, 6-way power passenger seat, electronic mirror w/ compass

GT Track Package (67T) – $1,445
Dual Piston Calipers, Performance Brake Pads, 3.73 Axle Ratio, Recalibrated Stability Control

Electronics Package (85X) – $2,700
Voice Activated Navigation System: In-Dash Screen, Single DVD/CD/MP3 Player, DVD Audio/Video Capability, Interanal Hard Disk Drive for Map, POI Storage, 10GB Jukebox, Support for SYNC & Other Multi-Media Devices (Audio Input Jack), Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control

Over the Top Racing Stripes Package (47A) – $395

High Intensity Discharge Headlamps (51H) – $525

Exterior Standard Equipment:

* Exhaust Tips (Dual Bright Rolled)
* Fog Lamps
* Grille (With Black Chrome ‘Pony’)
* Automatic Headlamps
* Dual Power Mirrors with Body Color Caps (Side Mounted)
* LED Sequential Tail lights
* 18″ Polished Aluminum wheels (w/Spare Steel Wheel and Mini-Spare Tire)

Interior Standard Equipment:

* Driver & Passenger Airbags (Side Impact, Dual Front)
* Manual controlled Air Conditioning
* Locking center console with full Armrest and Storage
* Two covered cupholders
* Power door locks
* Color Keyed Front floor mats
* Illuminated Entry
* Chrome Accent Instrument Cluster with Four Guages & Register Vents
* Center High Mounted Dome Lamps
* Child Latch System (rear seats)
* Front door map pockets
* Bucket seats with 4-way Manual Adjust Feature
* Tilt Steering wheel with Speed Control Feature
* Trunk Release
* Power windows (One-Touch Down/Up Front)

Functional Equipment:

* 4.6L OHC 3V V-8 Engine
* Ducktail Spoiler
* Advance Trac With Electronic Stability Control
* Easy Fuel Capless Fuel Filler
* Engine Cover
* Personal Safety System (For Driver & Front Passenger)
* Rear Window Defroster
* Remote Keyless Entry
* Side Intrusion Door Beams
* SOSPOST Crash Alert System
* Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Exterior Changes

* Distinct Grilles and Fascias Unique to V6 & GT
* Dome Hood, Fenders, Quarter and Door Panels
* Headlamps Styling with integrated Park/Turn Lamps
* Sideview mirrors
* Swept Beltline Profile, Rear Quarter Window Trim
* Rear Fascia, Decklid & Sequential LED Tail Lamps
* Rear Quarter Mounted Radio Mast Antenna
* LED Illuminated CHMSL
* Lip Style Decklid Spoiler (GT)
* Cloth Convertible Top with Boot Cover (Standard on GT Premium Convertible)
* New 17″, 18″ & 19″ Cast Aluminum Wheel Line-up

New Exterior Color Changes

* Red Candy Metallic with Tinted Clearcoat
* Grabber Blue
* Kona Blue Metallic
* Sunset Gold Metallic

New Interior Changes

* One piece soft instrument panel
* Modernized Center Stack I/P
* Compass and Outside Tempature in Center Display
* Center Floor console with Lockale Storage
* Door Trim Panels
* Ice Blue Lit Instrumentation
* Seat Trim & Sew Pattern & Styling
* Increased Seat Bolstering
* Map Pocket on Rear of Driver & Passenger Seat
* Interior Trunk Release
* Covered Cup Holders

New Functional Equipment Changes

* 4.6L V8 engine with cold air induction along with Bullitt powertrain improvements on GT (315 horsepower with 320 ft-lbs of torque)
* Auto Headlamp on all GT and V6 Pony Package
* AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC) standard on all series
* Easy Fuel Capless Fuel Fill on all models
* Event Data Recorder (Black Box)
* SOS Post Crash Alert System (Activates when Airbags deploy, Emergency flashers turn on, Engages horn and Doors unlock for quick exiting)

New Option Changes

* SYNC Voice-activated Communication and Entertainment System with 911 assist and vehicle health report (Standard on V6 Premium and GT Premium)
* 19″ Machined Aluminum Wheel (64X) mounted on P245/45WRx19 A/S tires available on GT Premium
* 19″ Polished Aluminum Wheel (64V) mounted on P245/45WRx19 A/S tires available on GT Premium
* Rear View Camera (77C), rear decklid spoiler mounted, available on GT Premium, V6 Pony Package (202A) or V6 Sport Exterior Package (201A)
* HID Head lamps (51H) (Late Availability)

New Package Changes

Electronic Package – (58X) – (Availalbe on V6 Premium & GT Premium)


* Voice Activated Navigation System – In-Dash Screen & Single DVD/CD/MP3 Player, DVD Audio/Video Capability, Interanal Hard Disk Drive for Map, POI Storage, 10GB Jukebox, Support for SYNC & Other Multi-Media Devices (Audio Input Jack)
* Includes 6-month SIRIUS Travel Link Pre-Paid Subsricption (service not availalbe in AK & HI)
* Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control

V6 Pony Package (202A)


* Unique bright pony grille with satin corral
* Front lower fascia mounted fog lamps
* Pony front fender badges
* Lower door tape stripe, available in black and white
* 18″ polished cast aluminum wheel, Tri-bar Pony center cap
* P235/50WRx18 BSW A/S tires
* Automatic headlamps
* Premium carpeted front floor mats with embroidered Tri-bar Pony logo
* Rear Deck Spoiler
* Body color Exterior mirror
* Unique chrome exhaust tip

3.73 Rear Axle Package (67T) – (Optional on GT coupe arrays with 5-speed, not available with Glass roof, not available with Shaker 1000)


* Performance 3.73 axle ration
* Dual piston frot calipers with performane brake pads
* Recalibrated Electronic Stability Control (ESC)



  • New muscular, sculptured exterior design is a modern evolution of Mustang heritage
  • Powerful new interior design features world-class craftsmanship, upgraded materials and new technology
  • Performance improvements – larger wheels, retuned suspension and increased horsepower – developed from engineering experience on the race track and from special editions including the Mustang Bullitt
  • LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2008 – Muscle goes modern for 2010 as the Ford Mustang – America’s favorite muscle car for 45 years straight – hits the streets with a new exterior design; new world-class interior featuring well-crafted materials and updated technology; and a V-8 with even more horsepower and an even throatier signature Mustang exhaust sound.

    Combine those elements with the new Mustang’s improved handling characteristics, more standard safety and technology features and its already-strong safety and quality performance and reputation, and it’s easy to see how the muscle car known around the world delivers on the promise of fast, fun and affordable performance for a whole new era.

    “More than 9 million customers have made Mustang one of the world’s most beloved automotive and cultural icons,” said Mark Fields, Ford’s president of The Americas. “Making sure this modern legend lives up to their expectations has been a driving force for the team, which went to great lengths – gathering customer input everywhere from race tracks to Main Streets in cities throughout the U.S. – working to create the best Mustang ever.”

    For 2010, the team delivered. “The new Mustang marks new levels of both power and refinement,” said Paul Randle, Mustang chief engineer. “We’ve designed and engineered this to be the next classic Mustang that everyone talks about for years and years.”

    In true Mustang tradition, there is a “steed for every need.” At launch, customers can choose from a V-6 or V-8 with their choice of coupe, convertible or innovative glass roof, plus several new options and features delivering the opportunity for customers to personalize their cleaner, meaner-looking Mustangs.

    “The best Mustangs have always been the ones that connect young America with the spirit of the times – and the 2010 does exactly that,” said J Mays, Ford’s group vice president of Design. “The new Mustang is close to the magnetic center of the original, fully loaded with the swagger you’d expect, but with modern refinement and attention to detail like you’ve never seen in a muscle car.”

    It starts with the more aggressive grille, punctuated with the first new Mustang emblem since the car’s introduction in 1964. Both the V-6 and GT have brand-new sculptured front-end designs unique to each model. The headlamps and turn indicators, now integrated into one unit, are modern interpretations inspired by the 1970 Mustang. On the V-6, the fog lamps are located on the lower fascia, while on the GT, the fog lamps are again located in the upper grille – but are smaller than the outgoing model, similar to the original lamps of the 1967-68 models that inspired them.

    “We understand Mustang’s heritage and iconic status it has in the world and as a symbol of Americana,” said Peter Horbury, executive director of Design, The Americas. “We wanted to create a face that is more muscular but unquestionably, unequivocally Mustang and carry that spirit through to the entire car.”

    The exterior sheet metal, except for the fast-back roofline, is all new for 2010. At the front, the new headlamps, lower fascias, fenders and grille are capped by a powerdome hood that adds to the muscular appearance while functionally allowing for enhanced air cooling of the engine.
    Mustang’s washer-fluid nozzles are tucked into the cowl, while the antenna has been moved to the rear, both of which create a cleaner appearance while also reducing wind noise.

    Front rear fenders feature taut, sculptured wheel flares, like a tight skin stretched over the wheels. A classic spear character line on the doors leads to a modern indication of “hip” rear fenders. “It helps give the car aggressive, forward direction, like it’s ready to jump,” said Doug Gaffka, Mustang chief designer.

    The rear end design features aggressively angled rear corners, a sculptured decklid and prominent rear badge. A rear-view camera incorporated into the spoiler is available on some models.

    A notable new tail lamp design features three LED bulbs firing sequentially from the inside for turn indication. The sequential bulbs were a distinct Mustang feature in the ’60s and comeback to the 2010 for the first time since then. Locating the reverse lamps vertically creates a modern version of the Ford classic three-lens taillamp.

    The best of new, heritage
    Cleverly combining modern technology with Mustang heritage is a signature of the 2010 model, in terms of both design and engineering.

    “All of the Bullitt elements are the base foundation of the GT,” said Randle, noting engine and chassis improvements. “We also applied some improvements gained from Mustang racing. We’re learning constantly and always giving that to the customer on the base car.”

    The wheel-and-tire combinations are 1 inch bigger across the board, ranging from 17 to 19 inches, which helps improve handling and braking. The shocks have been retuned on all models as well.

    “We adjusted the springs, stabilizer bars and shocks to better balance the ride, steering and handling for all models, which results in a more engaging driving experience,” adds Mustang Vehicle Engineering manager Tom Barnes. “The 2010 Mustangs feel more controlled for steering and handling, yet retain a good ride balance.”

    The 2010 Mustang 4.6-liter V-8 benefits from innovations from the popular Bullitt model. Power has increased to 315 horsepower.

    “It runs on regular gasoline, but if you put in premium it has adaptive calibration that will give you even better mid-range torque,” Barnes said, adding that Easy Fuelâ„¢, Ford’s innovative capless fuel system, is standard on all models.

    “It’s an upgrade to the most-robust, most-accessorized engine in the marketplace today,” Randle added. “No one has the reliability, no one has the upgraded options. This is a fantastic engine, proven on the race track, the drag strip and on the highway.”

    AdvanceTracâ„¢ Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is now standard and complements Mustang’s all-speed traction control and anti-lock braking system (ABS).

    “It gives a driver a little more confidence that in any type of condition the car will maintain what they want it to do,” Barnes said. “The 2010 Mustang improves ride quality and maintains world-class steering and handling.”

    In addition to all of the design and driving dynamics improvements, the 2010 Ford Mustang is engineered to maintain its top government safety ratings. Standard safety equipment includes: dual stage front driver and passenger air bags; front seat-mounted side air bags; and, Ford’s Personal Safety System.

    Interior leads in design, materials, content and comfort
    Like the exterior, the interior design is all new with world-class materials and execution.
    The powerful new one-piece instrument panel design is crafted in seamless soft-touch TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin) skin fully encompassing available genuine aluminum-finish panels. Mustang’s chromed-ringed gauges and dual-vane air register vents are precisely crafted and positioned.

    “That’s the difference between good enough and exceptional,” said Gary Morales, Interior Design manager. “We wouldn’t accept anything less than leadership design and world-class craftsmanship.”

    The instrument panel and console flow as one shape, another strong connection to Mustang heritage. The seats and arm rests have softer materials with high-quality stitching.

    The new center stack design adds the latest version of Ford SYNCâ„¢, with new features 911 Assist and Vehicle Health Report. Drivers also can customize their ambient and instrument lighting through the My Colorâ„¢ system, which features 125 color options.

    “The centerstack is quite progressive. The electronic finish panel containing the audio and climate control buttons and knobs are integrated into the finish panel,” said Kim Zielinski, Mustang Instrument Panel engineer, 2010 Mustang. “I believe the customers will really like the new look.”

    In addition to the improvements in technology and comfort, drivers will notice a quieter ride. “It’s much more vault-like,” Barnes said. “But we maintained the signature Mustang sound.”

    The upgraded instrument panel along with new sound deadeners added to select areas helped improve interior quietness, especially at high speeds or on rough roads. All the better to hear that famous Mustang roar.

    With a completely redone exterior that echoes the classic Mustang designs of the past, an interior featuring world-class materials, numerous technology upgrades and an improved driving experience, the 2010 Mustang is poised to become the latest classic in the proud line of Ford’s iconic American muscle car.

    “The 2010 Mustang is drop-dead gorgeous,” Randle said. “This car marks the best efforts of 45 years of passion and enthusiasm among the best designers, engineers and manufacturing experts in the business, and we can’t wait for everyone to see it and start driving it.”

    The 2010 Mustang will be built at the Auto Alliance International Plant in Flat Rock, Mich.

    [Source: Ford/autoblog]

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