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The Redesigned 2015 Mustang Convertible

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On: Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 4:59PM | By: Karen Cook

The Redesigned 2015 Mustang Convertible

The world is getting smaller and products that were once sold only in their country of origin are now being found globally. Automobiles are no different, but if you’re gonna sell in other countries ya gotta produce a product that will compete with local goods.

Ford is planning to produce the Mustang convertible to be sold overseas starting in the fall. The new model will have to be as good as others in Europe such as those made by Audi and BMW. The road conditions, like the Autobahn, are vastly different from those in the United States, so Ford has redesigned the Mustang to cope with higher speeds.

To begin with, the 2015 Mustang convertible will be able to drop its top in 7-10 seconds, twice as fast as the current model. Once it’s down, it will sit 6.7 inches lower which makes it more aerodynamic, highly important when you are traveling at speeds in the neighborhood of 155mph. Also added are front-wheel “aero curtains” which guide air across the front wheels to combat the drag that is produced when the car is moving at higher speeds.

The top doesn’t take up as much room in the trunk either which gives the car 19% more cargo space than its predecessor. When the top is up, there is an added layer of insulation which makes the interior quieter and enhances the aerodynamics.

One model which has been previewed here in the US has a 2.3 liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine with grille shutters to close off the grille, which sends air over the top off the vehicle. This reduces drag even further, especially on roads like the Autobahn.

Even though the new Mustang has been designed for European driving, Americans will benefits from the upgrades and additions. Now if only we could get an Autobahn.


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