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Press Release: The 2012 Ford Mustang's New Features

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On: Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 3:49PM | By: Peter C Sessler

Press Release: The 2012 Ford Mustang's New Features

For 2012, the Ford Mustang has some new features that make it an even better car - American style with powerful engines delivering outstanding fuel economy across the lineup and it puts the driving experience in the customer’s hands with new selectable steering. 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.

Two new optional packages, the Reverse Sensing System and Security Package and HID Headlamps and Security Package, also debut for 2012.

The Mustang V-6 is not only the most fuel-efficient Mustang ever, but also the first production car in history to produce 305hp and 31 mpg on the highway, a combination no other car can match. Fuel economy figures for the Mustang V6 are 19/31 mpg with the six speed automatic, and 19/29 mpg with the six-speed manual transmission.

The 2012 Ford Mustang GT, powered by a 412hp 5.0-liter DOHC 4-valve 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.

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 durable engine.

Additional lightweight soundproofing helps filter unpleasant noises, while a tuned intake and dual exhaust add the sounds Mustang buyers savor. Occupants also benefit from new door seals and a rear wheel arch liner that reduce road noise for a quieter, more enjoyable drive.

The convertible model features enhanced structural rigidity, with lateral stiffness improved by 12 percent versus the 2010 model.

State-of-the-art 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.

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dwalter | 3:50PM (Wed, Nov 16, 2011)

The MyKey feature is pretty clever


Stephy21 | 9:39AM (Thu, Nov 17, 2011)

This new 2012 mustang sounds great i want one.

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