2011 Ford Mustang GT Delivers Best-In-Class Fuel Economy
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The fuel economy figures promised by the the 2011 Ford Mustang GT were enough to satisfy our performance appetites, but it seems Ford wanted its GT to deliver even higher in class fuel numbers surpassing its existing exhilarating marks.
Hence, Ford has brought from its power engineering lab the all-new 5.0-liter V8 engine that gives an incredible head-spinning 412 Hp, returning a fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway when equipped with the six-speed manual transmission. Opt for the six-speed automatic and you will enjoy 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway fuel economy figures. This is an improvement over the 2010 Mustang that carried 4.6-liter V8 (15/23 mpg manual, 15/22 mpg automatic).
“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.
The credit goes to the Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) that can quickly adjust the intake and exhaust valves, double-overhead-camshaft (DOHC) , pair of new transmissions and an all-aluminum construction. The new 2011 Mustang GT with its power boost and new economy ratings edges out the Camaro SS which has a rating of 16/25 mpg with the manual and 16/24 mpg with the automatic transmission.