liter V6 & 5 liter V8
& 412 hp
hp per liter
(from Ford Press
Release) 2012 Ford Mustang Continues to Deliver on Power and
Fuel Efficiency; Adds Selectable Steering for Customer Control
• The 2012 Ford
Mustang offers selectable steering with three settings,
including a sport mode designed so the driver can be more in
tune with how the car reacts to the road
• Mustang V6 is not only the most fuel-efficient Mustang ever,
but also the first production car in history to deliver the
combination of more than 300 horsepower and more than 30 mpg on
• The 2012 Ford Mustang GT, powered by a 412-horsepower
5.0-liter V8 engine, has an EPA rating of 26 mpg highway when
equipped with the six-speed manual transmission
For 2012, Ford Mustang’s
American style is combined with powerful engines delivering
outstanding fuel economy across the lineup. It also puts the driving
experience in the customer’s hands with new selectable steering.
“Mustang made a statement last year with the new engines and
improved fuel economy,” said Jim Owens, Mustang marketing manager.
“This year, we are giving our customers features that put them more
in control of their driving experience and expand their storage
options in the visor.”
The 2012 Mustang offers customers selectable steering that tailors
the driving experience to fit their needs. With a choice of three
settings, the feature allows the customer to select the steering
effort, depending on his or her style of driving.
Sport mode provides the most road force felt through the steering
wheel and requires the highest level of steering effort, allowing
the driver to be more in tune with how the vehicle reacts to the
road. Comfort mode provides the least amount of road force felt
through the steering wheel and requires the least amount of steering
effort, which is ideal for long, relaxing drives.
A standard mode also is available and is a balance between the
comfort and sport settings. The settings are accessed and programmed
through the message center.
Also new for 2012 are illuminated dual visor vanity mirrors, a
universal garage door opener and multipurpose sun visor storage. A
new color, Lava Red Metallic, also is available in limited
quantities. It comes with a unique Lava Red with black interior and
Lava Red color-keyed door and seat inserts.
Two new optional packages, the Reverse Sensing System and Security
Package and HID Headlamps and Security Package, also debut for 2012.
Powerful and fuel-efficient
The Mustang V6 is not
only the most fuel-efficient Mustang ever, but also the first
production car in history to produce 305 horsepower and 31 mpg on
the highway, a combination no other car can match. Fuel economy
figures for the Mustang V6 are:
• 19 mpg city and 31
mpg highway with six-speed automatic transmission, a 30 percent
improvement from the 2010 model on the highway
• 19 mpg city and 29 mpg highway with six-speed manual
Mustang’s body, powertrain and chassis design contribute to the
improved fuel economy numbers. Examples include:
• The new EPAS
system, which eliminates the drag of an engine-operated
hydraulic power steering pump
• Six-speed transmissions that allow lower cruising revs without
sacrificing off-the-line performance
• Aerodynamic improvements such as a new front fascia, a taller
air dam and added rear decklid seal
The 2012 Ford Mustang
GT, powered by a 412-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine, achieves an EPA
rating of 26 mpg on the highway when equipped with the six-speed
manual transmission, giving it the best fuel economy in its class.
With the six-speed manual, the Mustang GT coupe is rated at 17 mpg
city and 26 mpg highway, while models with the available six-speed
automatic achieve 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.
Mustang GT is powered by an all-new 5.0-liter DOHC V8 with a host of
advanced features to deliver the combination of power and
class-leading fuel economy.
Twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) adjusts the
valvetrain in microseconds depending on driver inputs. A carefully
tuned intake and exhaust system ensures free breathing at all engine
speeds. And all-aluminum construction results in a lightweight yet
Quality fit and structure
soundproofing helps filter unpleasant noises, while a tuned intake
and dual exhaust add the sounds Mustang buyers relish. Occupants
also benefit from new door seals and a rear wheel arch liner that
reduce road noise for a quieter, more enjoyable drive.
A one-piece instrument panel is designed to further improve interior
The convertible model features enhanced structural rigidity, with
lateral stiffness improved by 12 percent versus the 2010 model.
Taking convenience and safety one
technology adds to the convenience and safety of the 2012 Mustang,
from the availability of Ford SYNC®, with applications such as
Traffic, Directions and Information, 911 Assist™ and Vehicle Health
Report, to standard AdvanceTrac® electronic stability control, which
complements the all-speed traction control and standard ABS.
Additional standard safety equipment includes the Personal Safety
System™, which features dual-stage driver and front passenger
airbags, seat belt pretensioners and Belt-Minder®.
Ford’s MyKey® system, designed to encourage safer teen driving and
safety belt use, also is available on Mustang. MyKey allows owners
to program the vehicle key using the driver’s message center to
incorporate features such as limited top vehicle speed and audio
volume, a traction control system that cannot be deactivated,
persistent Belt-Minder and various speed alert chimes.
The 2012 Ford Mustang is
built at the AutoAlliance International Plant in Flat Rock, Mich.