’19 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Arrives – Updated Powertrain, And AEB

by under News on 16 Oct 2018 05:42:59 PM16 Oct 2018

Safer, smarter, and sounds better too.

2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

American carmaker Ford has released Down Under the updated version of its Mustang sports car, which brings with it a raft of changes to see it through into the 2019 model year. The Mustang is a very important car for Australia, sitting as the hottest-selling sports car in our market, and arguably one of the cheapest ways to get into a new V8.

But the topic of this article isn’t the V8, rather the versatile and more current EcoBoost 4-pot. The 2.3-litre has had a thorough looking-over prior to introduction, and thanks to a myriad of small changes it now produces 224kW and 441Nm (9kW down, but 9Nm up). Mated to it is an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission, sending power to the rear wheels. 

2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

Styling has been tweaked slightly to keep it in line with the very newest pony cars out, and feature a whole host of new kit. You get a 12.4-inch all-digital and fully-customisable instrument cluster, upgraded cabin materials (including something called ‘spun aluminium’ which sounds dizzying), full-LED headlights and reworked taillights, 19-inch alloys (with Brembo brakes hiding behind), a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen Play audio system, and four exhaust tips featuring a noise control system allowing you to customise the audible output of your Mustang.

Safety’s been given a fair boost here too with autonomous-emergency braking now featuring as standard, replete with pedestrian detection. Adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, and lane-departure warning all join the kit list too, as does automatic high-beam, though the 8.0-inch SYNC3 infotainment system remains unchanged (though at least it’s a good system).

2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible

There’s a bevy of options available for the Mustang EcoBoost, largely similar to what’s offered with the V8 GT models. You can add premium paint for $550, stripes for $650, a spoiler for the Fastback for $750, Recaro leather seats (again for the Fastback) for $3000, 19-inch alloys for $500, or the previously-unavailable MagneRide adjustable and adaptive dampers for $2750. 

Model Transmission MSRP (Excluding ORCs)
2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Fastback 6MT $49,990
2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Fastback 10AT $52,990
2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible 10AT $59,490
2019 Ford Mustang GT V8 Fastback 6MT $62,990
2019 Ford Mustang GT V8 Fastback 10AT $65,990
2019 Ford Mustang GT V8 Convertible 10AT $74,338

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