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AutoBlog: LA 2009: 2011 Ford Mustang V6 on show floor with little fanfare

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2011 Ford Mustang V6 - Click above for high-res image gallery

You would think that with all of the new powertrain improvements to the 2011 Mustang V6 that Ford would be making a big deal about the car here at the LA Auto Show. Not so. While the Fiesta display took up nearly a third of the West hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, a sole V6-powered Mustang sat alone on the show floor. We can understand why Ford would want to turn the spotlight on its new B-segment small car, but thought that its legendary pony car deserved a little more love.

What's the big deal, you ask? For starters, the new 3.7-liter V6 is putting out 305 horsepower and 280 lb-ft torque, a significant improvement over the aging 4.0-liter engine that it replaces. As a bonus, the new engine will net an expected 30 mpg on the highway thanks in part to new 6-speed transmissions, available in both manual or automatic. The updates were a long time coming, and we fully expect them to put the Mustang back in the lead of the pony car sales war.

Hit the jump for full details about the 2011 Ford Mustang V6, or check out both official and live photos in the high-res galleries below.




Live photos copyright ©2009 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.

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Of course its familiar, its an American icon. Who gives a crap? What's important are the powertrain upgrades.

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Interesting..I wonder if that grille, rear trunk blackout and the wheels are part of the V6 'Performance Package' mentioned in other articles (on the silver car, different from the black car). The grille resembles that of the Shelby GT-H of a few years ago.

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