Fuel and Performance Improvement with the 2011 Ford Mustang

by admin on December 1, 2010

2011 Ford Mustang

2011 Ford Mustang

With gas prices rising, more people are looking for a fuel efficient car but at the same time don’t want to sacrifice performance.  Ford has been striving to make its vehicles more fuel efficient, and the 2011 Mustang is no exception.  The new 2011 Mustang not only has better fuel economy, but also has increased performance.  What more could you want?  The 2011 Mustang V6 delivers 31 MPG on the highway and 19 MPG in the city, compared to the 2010 model that delivered 26 MPG on the highway and 16 in the city.  The 2011 Mustang GT also has better highway fuel economy at 26 MPG, up from the 2010 version which delivered 23 MPG on the highway.

The 2011 Mustang engines are greatly improved, providing better performance.  The 2010 Mustang GT has a 4.6-liter V8 engine that delivers 315 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft of torque while the 2011 Mustang GT has a 5.0L 4V Ti-VCT V8 engine that delivers an extraordinary 412 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft of torque.  The 2011 Mustang V6 has a smaller 3.7-liter engine, but delivers 305 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft of torque, up from the 2010 version that delivered 210 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft of torque.  Part of the reason that these new engines give the Mustang better performance is due to the twin independent variable camshaft timing (TiVCT), which allows variable control of intake and exhaust camshafts.

The 2011 Mustang features a standard six-speed manual and automatic transmission.  The 2011 Mustang V6 also features a dual exhaust system, previously only available on the GT and Shelby.

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