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2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost launches in Australia

By Chris Thompson, 16 Oct 2018 News

2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost launches in Australia news

Four-pot Pony arrives down under starting from $49,990

The four-cylinder 2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost has launched in Australia and is now available to order from showrooms.

Ford’s 2.3-litre turbo EcoBoost engine that powers the pony cars also get a slight bump in torque versus the previous MY15-17 models, but also a slight drop in power. Both are worth nine – Newton metres and kiloWatts respectively for new outputs of 224kW and 441Nm.

A Ford Australia spokesperson has previously told MOTOR: “As MOTOR readers know, the increase in torque to 441Nm is what Mustang drivers will notice behind the wheel, and make the EcoBoost Mustang more drivable and enjoyable than before.”

The EcoBoost with 6-speed manual ‘box starts at $49,990, $13K cheaper than the manual GT. An EcoBoost with Ford’s 10-speed auto starts at $52,990, while a convertible (auto-only) is set at $59,490, almost beginning to encroach on GT territory.

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MagneRide adaptive dampers are a $2750 option, while Recaro leather seats will set buyers back $3K.

Ford Australia and NZ president and CEO Kay Hart says the EcoBoost joining the Mustang GT and Mustang Bullitt means the range of Mustangs to be locally available is complete.

“Mustang needs no introduction, and the arrival of the EcoBoost models means that we now have the full gamut of performance options for Australian enthusiasts,” says Hart.

“With its turbocharged engine, Mustang EcoBoost adds an advanced 224kW powertrain to that unmistakable, iconic Mustang design.”