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11 I motorIng Mustang with turbo punch Words Ross Kiddie THE SPECS Price: Ford Mustang, $59,8800 Dimensions: Length, 4784MM; width, 2080MM; height, 1391MM configuration: Four-cyLinder, rear-wheeL-drive, 2261cc, 233kw, 432nM, six-speed autoMatic Performance: 0-100kM/h, 6sec fuel usage: 9.3L/100kM I was an impressionable teenager when Ford’s Mustang first started taking the world by storm in the mid-60s. While those early models were quite tame against the big block V8s it developed into, in six-cylinder or V8 form it became quite the household word in terms of desirability. Ford even gave the Mustang a four-cylinder engine during the 80s. Of course, the Mustang’s history has long been documented – it is a true legend – but if you had told me five years ago that it would soon be reintroduced as a four-cylinder model I would have said you were joking. Well, the joke is on me, for the sixth-generation model is available as a four-cylinder and, of course, a 5-litre V8. I’m no stranger to the V8, I’ve been fortunate to drive a couple since the Mustang was reengineered and released in 2015. The 2.3-litre variant has eluded me until now, and from the outset any misgivings I had about perceived lack of performance were very quickly put to rest - the baby of the series is still a very desirable sports machine. A lot of that is attributed to the turbocharging system fitted to the twin-camshaft 16-valve engine. Ford has long had a programme whereby its Ecoboost systems promote economy along with respectable performance, although it must be said that in the Mustang’s case the boost parameters are biased towards performance. Ford rate the 2261cc unit at 233kW and 432Nm, both outputs realised at low in the rev band at just 5600rpm and 3000rpm respectively. Consequently, it is a feisty engine and although it gives away 73kW and 98Nm to its V8 stablemate, it will scorch to 100km/h from a standstill in 6sec, just a second slower than the big engine. These are figures are not to be sneezed at and it will constantly provide the buyer with keen performance. Drive is channelled through a six-speed automatic transmission, there’s no manual option in Mustang 2.3, but I can report that the auto is a classy gearbox with smooth shifts and paddle shifters on the steering wheel if the driver decides to get involved. When it comes time to put it through its paces on a winding road challenge the 2.3 model feels athletic and nimble. That has a lot to do with the weight balance and the lighter weight of the vehicle in total. At 1627kg it benefits from an 82kg saving against the V8, and most of that is from up front, enhancing accuracy and corner turn-in. Steerage is sharp and directional and you get this lovely feeling of push from the rear through the driving wheels. The traction and stability control devices aren’t overly invasive, so if you want to be a little playful the Mustang will offer oversteer before the TCS network cuts in. It doesn’t take a lot to challenge rear wheel grip. The huge Pirelli PZero tyres (255/40 x 19in) have a solid tenure with the road surface, but the power outputs are high enough for the rubber to wilt against the road surface. One of the other key points in terms of handling is that the Mustang sits low at just 1391mm. There is little body movement over the suspension, it feels flat and balanced. That is something Ford has done well, not only does the Mustang look sharp and sporty, it has power and handling that is true performance car material. The designers have also done a fabulous job in terms of creating a retrospective look for the fastback, combining a modern method of manufacture with desirable appeal. It is a big car and one which oozes character, the interior utilises design aspects which hark back to the 60s and 70s, yet the elements are functional, the blend is outstanding. Elsewhere, it’s really just a 2+2, you can travel with adults in the rear but it’s a bit of a squeeze and entry and egress isn’t the easiest. That aside, the Mustang in this form is comprehensively equipped and for its price – $59,880 – it is an affordable performance machine. If you want the V8, that’s going to set you back an extra $18,000, but I really wonder if the prestige of owning that big engine is worth the extra cost, the 2.3-litre certainly doesn’t disappoint. In terms of fuel usage the V8 is rated at 12.6l/100km (23mpg), against 9.3l/100km (30mpg) for the 2.3. Those figures would mean a healthy saving throughout the financial year. I’m satisfied now that I’ve driven the four-cylinder, it’s long been on the list of desired drives and it certainly lived up to expectation. Bear in mind, too, that the Mustang also comes as a convertible, the options are all too tempting. NEW ESCAPE. BE UNSTOPPABLE. SYNC ® 3 Infotainment System with Satellite Navigation. 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