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2011 Ford Mustang GT ponies up 412 hp, best-in-class 26 MPG

03/15/2010, 11:40 PMBY MARK KLEIS

Although Ford had released the majority of specifications for their upcoming heavily revamped 2011 Mustang V6, Mustang GT and Shelby GT500, Ford has now officially released the EPA verified fuel economy figures for the Mustang GT. Ford previously stated an expected best of 25 mpg highway, but yet again raised the bar with a best-in-class 26 mpg for the GT.

Ford first officially debuted the 2011 Mustang GT at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, but until now, Ford did not have the official EPA fuel economy figures. Ford announced tonight that the 5.0-liter V8 equipped Mustang GT will return 17 city, and a best-in-class 26 highway mpg with their new six-speed manual transmission.

“The 2011 Mustang continues to exceed expectations in every category, and these fuel economy numbers are another chapter in an incredible story,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s group vice president, global product development. “To offer this kind of horsepower and class-leading fuel economy in a comfortable, beautiful, tech-savvy and affordable package – it’s really unprecedented.”

For those of you that wish to just mash the right pedal and go, the trade-off is one highway mpg in exchange for one additional city mpg – with the official EPA rating at 18 city, 25 highway with the six-speed automatic transmission.

With the official 2011 Mustang fuel-efficiency numbers now released, Ford can lay claim to having the most fuel-efficient engines across the entire Fusion and Mustang lineup, creating a unique and new role for Ford as a fuel economy leader.

Ford attributes some of the gains to the 2011 Mustang’s fuel economy to the new Electric Power Assist Steering, or EPAS, which reduces constant drag associated with hydraulic power steering. Ford also introduced both a six-speed manual and automatic transmission – allowing for greater cruising fuel economy.

Ford says it also spent considerable time identifying and fixing multiple aerodynamic inefficiencies on the front fascias, under the vehicle and with rear aerodynamic requirements with areas such as the rear window seal.



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Corvette 6.2L : 16/26.

And it's another victory for the IBC V-8.

16/26 would be less than 17/26, and the Corvette is a light car. The Camaro gets 16/25, which is a better comparison to the Mustang. But no one is going to buy these cars off fuel economy, were the Mustang will have an advantage is engine sound, smoothness and refinement.

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16/26 would be less than 17/26, and the Corvette is a light car. The Camaro gets 16/25, which is a better comparison to the Mustang. But no one is going to buy these cars off fuel economy, were the Mustang will have an advantage is engine sound, smoothness and refinement.

Since you like comparing number so much.... lets have some more.

Mustang 412hp

Corvette 430hp

Mustang 390 ft/lbs

Corvette 424ft/lbs

Mustang GT Coupe 3,533lbs <manual>

Corvette 1LT 3,208lbs <manual>

Balthazar's point, that the CIB engine of the Corvette is more powerful while being roughly equally fuel efficient, stands.

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