2012 Ford Mustang

Base RWD 2-Dr Coupe V6 man trans

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2012 Ford Mustang
2012 Ford Mustang
Americans have had a forty-plus-year love affair with the Mustang, and is it any wonder? This is the purest distillation of the American muscle car found anywhere in the U.S. market. The Mustang was completely redesigned two years ago, so styling-wise, it pretty much stands pat for 2012. As for powertrains, the base 'Stang gets a 3.7-liter V-6 that pumps out 305 hp and is touted as the first 300-plus-hp engine to return 30 mpg, and the GT marks the return of the 5.0-liter V-8 with an impressive 412 hp. At the top of the Mustang lineup is the Shelby GT500, boasting a 550-hp, supercharged V-8 and a price that tops the $50,000 mark. For even sharper performance, an SVT package with special tires, lighter wheels, a higher axle ratio, and stiffer springs is available for the GT500. The new-for-2012 Boss 302 resurrects a historic name and also offers exceptional performance at a price that undercuts the Shelby by some $10,000. If you are a track maven and want a Mustang geared for on-track performance, the Boss 302 Laguna Seca, with a stiffer body, firmer chassis setup, and special aero package, may be for you. The base and GT models can be had with a six-speed manual or a new six-speed automatic, while the Boss 302 and the GT500 come with the manual only. Available as both a coupe and a convertible, this pony is a solid competitor that won't back down from its Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger competitors.
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Now that the Toyobaru twins have arrived on our shores, it's a good time to be an enthusiast. The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ add to the multitude of enthusiast-friendly cars that can be had for under $30,000, including the Ford Mustang V-6, Hyundai Genesis coupe, Mazda MX-5 Miata, and the VW GTI. So just because there isn't enough money in the piggy bank to get a Mercedes AMG or BMW M car, these cheap thrills prove that all hope is not lost for a racy set of wheels. The hard part is deciding which one you would pick.
Henry Ford II With 1964.5 Ford Mustang
Today marks the 48th anniversary of the Ford Mustang. The original car was launched on April 17, 1964, at the New York World's Fair. To pay tribute to the storied pony car, we decided to take a brief look back at the history of the Ford Mustang. First Generation -- 1964-1973 The so-called "1964 and a half" Mustang came equipped with a 2.8-liter inline six engine and three-speed manual transmission, and cost just $2368. Though Ford planned to only sell about 100,000 Mustangs per year, over 417,000 were sold during the car's first twelve months on the market. Launching in the spring was something of an unusual move: new cars were almost always unveiled in the fall in that era, so by showing off the new Mustang as an "early 1964" in April, Ford hoped to gain more media coverage and public interest. In 1965, Ford launched the Shelby GT350 model with a 306-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 engine. It was followed two years later by the Shelby GT500, which had a 7.0-liter V-8 good for 355 hp. And in 1968, Ford replaced the 289-cubic inch (4.7 liters) V-8 with a 302-cubic inch (5.0-liter). Second Generation -- 1974-1978 The Ford Mustang was all-new for 1974, becoming 19 inches shorter in length and 490 pounds lighter than the bloated 1973 model. Neither a V-8 nor a convertible model are offered; the coupe and new notchback are available with a 90-hp, 2.3-liter inline-four engine or a 100-hp, 2.8-liter V-6. These decisions were made, in part, in response to the ongoing oil crisis that had caused many Americans to buy smaller, less powerful cars. A V-8-powered model was launched in 1975, but the 5.0-liter was available only with an automatic and produced just 130 hp. To help appease convertible fans, a version of the Mustang with removable glass "T-tops" was added for 1977; the V-8 also received an optional four-speed manual transmission the same year. Third Generation -- 1979-1994 In 1979, Ford launched the "Fox body" Mustang, based on the same Fox platform that was used for a variety of vehicles ranging from the Mercury Zephyr to the Ford Thunderbird. Though longer and taller than the Mustang II, the new car was still 200 pounds lighter than its predecessor. Engine choices comprised a 2.3-liter inline-four, a 140-hp turbocharged version of that engine, a 2.8-liter V-6, a 3.3-liter inline-six, and the 140-hp 5.0-liter V-8. Sadly, the 5.0-liter was dropped for an "economy-minded" 119-hp 4.2-liter V-8. A year later, tighter emissions controls forced the V-8's power down to 115 hp, while the turbo four-cylinder engine was canceled. The Mustang GT returns in 1982 with a 157-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 engine, and a Mustang convertible returns for 1983. Other important upgrades include the addition of fuel injection to the V-8 model in 1986, a driver's airbag becoming standard in 1990, and the launch of the special SVT Mustang Cobra in 1993. The Cobra used a specially modified 5.0-liter V-8 with 235 hp, and also had various handling and braking upgrades. There also is a 107-unit run of race-only Cobra R models. Fourth Generation -- 1994-2004 For its fourth generation, Ford claims that 1330 of the Mustang's 1850 parts were redesigned. That included making the body stiffer, and dropping the hatchback body to leave just the coupe and convertible. The GT model's 5.0-liter V-8 engine made 215 hp, while the SVT Mustang Cobra got an upgraded version of that mill with 240 hp. In 1996 the venerable 5.0-liter engine was phased out in favor of a 4.6-liter "modular" V-8, making the same 215 hp as its predecessor. The Cobra scored an all-aluminum dual-overhead cam version of the engine with 305 hp. For 1999, the Mustang received a thorough redesign to the "New Edge" design, including more creases and angular body parts. The base 3.7-liter V-6 engine is upgraded to 190 hp and gets special 35th anniversary badging to commemorate the car's birthday. To pay homage to the car driven by Steve McQueen in the classic movie "Bullitt", Ford launched the Mustang Bullitt GT in 2001. It had unique side scoops, 17-inch wheels, and a unique lowered suspension. Then in 2003, the company launched another special edition with the Mach 1 (inspired by the 1969-1973 Mustang Mach 1). It wore unique 17-inch wheels, a "Shaker"-style hood, a 305-hp version of the 4.6-liter V-8 engine, and special black leather meant to recall that of the 1960s cars. Fifth Generation -- 2005-? The fifth and current generation of the Ford Mustang launched in 2005 with an entirely new design. Production also moved from Dearborn, Michigan to Ford's factory in Flat Rock, Michigan. Production of the 2005 model starts in fall 2004; engine and body choices were again limited to a coupe and convertible, and V-6 and V-8. In 2007, the Shelby GT500 was launched with a supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 good for 500hp. In 2010 the Mustang received a mild redesign to freshen its appearance, adding numerous retro touches. The biggest news for this generation of car came in 2011, when Ford launched two new engines for the Mustang. The new base engine was an all-aluminum 3.7-liter V-6 with 305 hp and 280 lb-ft, while the upgrade engine marked the return of the famed "5.0" with an aluminum 5.0-liter V-8 producing 412 hp and 390 lb-ft. The new year also marked a change for the GT500, which scored an all-aluminum engine good for 550 hp. The Mustang Boss 302, which has a 5.0-liter engine upgraded to 444 hp and sundry chassis upgrades for track uses, debuted for 2012. The most recent updates to the Ford Mustang come in the form of a facelift with new lighting for 2013. The V-8 engine gains eight horsepower, for a total of 420 hp. An all-new Mustang is expected for 2014 or 2015. It may wear futuristic "Kinetic 2.0" styling inspired by the Ford Evos concept, and could adopt independent rear suspension. There's even talk of the Mustang returning to a turbocharged four-cylinder engine -- but for now, much of that is speculation. Source: Ford
2012 Shelby 1000 Left Side View
If you thought the 2013 Shelby GT500 had too much power, wait until you hear what Shelby American has cooked up for the 50th anniversary of the original Cobra: the 950-horsepower Shelby 1000, and the track-only 1100-horsepower Shelby 1000 S/C.
Ford Mustang Boss 302 Versus Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
We live in an age of CAFE ratings, emissions concerns, and increasingly expensive gasoline – but despite all this, the high-horsepower muscle car wars continue. In fact, with the new 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Lagnua Seca and the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 on the market, the competition may be more intense than ever. Motor Trend decided to let these two performance-tuned machines square off, and let professional racing driver Randy Probst pilot the two around the tight, challenging course at Inde Motorsports Ranch. Which car is deemed the victor? You’ll have to watch the clip below We know what you’re thinking: doesn’t the ZL1’s supercharger make it more of a Shelby GT500 competitor? Perhaps. Seeing as a new, insanely powerful 2013 GT500 is just around the corner, MT promises to pit the Camaro ZL1 against the new supercharged Mustang as soon as possible. Stay tuned. Stay tuned to the Motor Trend Channel for more original programming updated on a daily basis. Click here for video
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The 2011 Best Driver’s Car competition continues this week on the Motor Trend Channel. In the last installment of BDC, Jonny Lieberman and Justin Bell took a look at the field of contenders. In this episode, experienced racing driver Randy Pobst flogs the contestants around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca raceway to separate the contenders from the pretenders.

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2012 Ford Mustang Specifications

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Engine
3.7L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
19 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
29 MPG
Horsepower:
305 hp @ 6500rpm
Torque:
280 ft lb of torque @ 4250rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
60,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
Summary
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 FORD F-150, 2012 EXPEDITION AND LINCOLN NAVIGATOR, AND 2012-2013 MUSTANG VEHICLES, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NOS. 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT" AND 108 ¿LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.¿ THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR (TRS) THAT WAS CALIBRATED OUT OF SPECIFICATION FOR REVERSE GEAR.
Consequences
IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS, THE TRANSMISSION MAY NOT GO INTO REVERSE OR WHEN THE DRIVER PUSHES THE SHIFT LEVER IN THE REVERSE ¿R¿ POSITION AND THE VEHICLE¿S TRANSMISSION DOES GO IN REVERSE, THE ¿R¿ MAY NOT ILLUMINATE ON THE DASHBOARD OF THE F-150, EXPEDITION, OR NAVIGATOR MODELS AND/OR THE BACKUP LAMP ON THE REAR OF THE F-150, EXPEDITION, NAVIGATOR, OR MUSTANG VEHICLES MAY NOT ILLUMINATE. THESE CONDITIONS INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH OR A PEDESTRIAN BEING STRUCK DUE TO THE VEHICLE¿S NOT SIGNALING IT IS IN REVERSE.
Remedy
FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE TRS AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 11, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.
Potential Units Affected
10,500
Notes
FORD MOTOR COMPANY


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:20
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BACK UP LIGHTS
Summary
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 FORD F-150, 2012 EXPEDITION AND LINCOLN NAVIGATOR, AND 2012-2013 MUSTANG VEHICLES, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NOS. 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT" AND 108 ¿LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.¿ THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR (TRS) THAT WAS CALIBRATED OUT OF SPECIFICATION FOR REVERSE GEAR.
Consequences
IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS, THE TRANSMISSION MAY NOT GO INTO REVERSE OR WHEN THE DRIVER PUSHES THE SHIFT LEVER IN THE REVERSE ¿R¿ POSITION AND THE VEHICLE¿S TRANSMISSION DOES GO IN REVERSE, THE ¿R¿ MAY NOT ILLUMINATE ON THE DASHBOARD OF THE F-150, EXPEDITION, OR NAVIGATOR MODELS AND/OR THE BACKUP LAMP ON THE REAR OF THE F-150, EXPEDITION, NAVIGATOR, OR MUSTANG VEHICLES MAY NOT ILLUMINATE. THESE CONDITIONS INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH OR A PEDESTRIAN BEING STRUCK DUE TO THE VEHICLE¿S NOT SIGNALING IT IS IN REVERSE.
Remedy
FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE TRS AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 11, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.
Potential Units Affected
10,500
Notes
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NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
3
NHTSA Rating Rollover
5
IIHS Overall Front Crash
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Acceptable
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R

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