Europe, This Is Your 2015 Ford Mustang! [41 Photos & Videos]

Pardon my enthusiasm, but it really is a big deal for us Europeans to officially get the Mustang for the first time in history.

More than 2,200 customers in Europe have already ordered the all-new Mustang fastback and convertible, which isn’t a small number considering the pony car’s price and its large-displacement engines (yes, even a 2.3-liter unit is too big in many European countries where engines exceeding 2.0 liters in displacement are really punished by the taxman).

As you probably learned, the Ford Mustang is available in Europe with two engine options: the 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder unit and the 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8. The 2.3-liter unit is rated at 317PS (313hp) and 432Nm (319lb-ft) of torque and enables the Mustang to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.8 seconds (with the six-speed manual transmission). Fuel economy isn’t bad either, with a combined rating of 8.0 l/100 km (35.3 mpg UK) and CO2 emissions of 179 g/km.

The range-topping GT model gets the V8 which produces 421PS (415hp) and 530Nm (391lb-ft) of torque, with the 0 to 100 km/h sprint taking 4.8 seconds for the version equipped with the six-speed manual gearbox. This makes the Mustang GT the quickest of the lineup and the fastest accelerating high-volume Ford model ever offered in Europe (only the low-volume Ford GT supercar launched in 2005 was quicker).

Performance and driving dynamics have been tuned to meet European driving expectations, with all Euro Mustangs getting a standard Performance Pack which includes uprated brakes and cooling for high-speed driving.

The pony car is also offered with Selectable Drive Modes, controlled using toggle switches in the center console. The settings (Normal, Sport+, Track or Snow/Wet) adjust the AdvanceTrac electronic stability control, throttle response, automatic gear-shift patterns, and steering. Furthermore, Selectable Effort Electric Power Assisted Steering enables drivers to choose a Normal, Comfort or Sport steering weight and feel.

Available features for the V8 model also include a Launch Control system and an electronic Line Lock system which applies only the front brakes, allowing drivers to the warm the rear tyres.

Standard features for all models include 19-inch wheels, automatic HID headlamps, dual-zone climate control, LED tail lamps, a rear diffuser, a nine-speaker sound system and SYNC 2 voice control connectivity with 8-inch color touch screen.

The all-new Ford Mustang arrives from July in dealerships from continental Europe and from October in the UK. In Germany, the Mustang fastback 2.3 EcoBoost with manual gearbox is priced from €35,000, while the V8-powered GT costs from €40,000 (also with manual). In the UK, the Mustang fastback 2.3 EcoBoost starts from £29,000, while the GT is priced from £33,005.

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  • Thomas Maynard

    The euro tail lamps look so cool. I can definitely see that being a favorite mod for the US guys in the future. Kind of like the mach 1 grill and splitter for the early 2000’s mustangs

    • MarketAndChurch

      I wish it was a dealer-installed option. It looks so premium!

  • Akira

    The problem in Europe isn’t the displacement in itself, but the CO2 emissions and/or the horsepower. A Mustang may seem cheap to buy but is as expensive to run as a Porsche 911. I’m going to wait until they hit the used market so at least I’ll avoid to pay the carbon tax, because of course I want the GT.

    • europeon

      Depends. Some countries tax displacement, some tax the emissions, some tax the horsepower. For example, in my country, the yearly tax for a GT is about 1800 EURO and to get it registered it’s 1 EURO for each cubic centimeter. And then there is the gas…

      • Interesting.

        In Bosnia, for a car to be registered you must pay a combined fee most of which (about 70%) is tax, graded by displacement and horsepower: displacement classes stop at 3,200 ccm and hp at 150 (110 kW) – everything above that is equally taxed. CO2 is not an issue here.

    • dinn

      Some EU countries impose higher tax for cars with engines bigger than 1999 cm3.

  • dinn

    Great car. I need to check specification. If leather upholstery and sat nav come as standard it can be really good value for money.

  • d’Aforde

    Unfortunately for us and the world, taxing displacement, CO2 emissions or horsepower will never pass in the US.

    • James Denz

      Are you crazy? We’re so lucky that our government, that imposes so much already, gives us the freedom to drive what makes us happiest without emptying our bank accounts. You sound like a car hater not a car lover.

  • MarketAndChurch

    The Mustang has so much extra room compared to other gran tourers, it’s a huge car(without any rear seat room), and I’m not including its coke bottle hips. Enough, at least, to throw in an even smaller 2.0 Ecoboost(250hp, 300 lb. ft of torque), and a second electric motor alongside it(100hp, 100 lb ft of torque), with the battery in the trunk for a grand total of 350hp, and 400lb ft of torque or more. I think what Europe needs, and America wouldn’t mind, is a hybrid Mustang. There’s nothing sacrosanct about displacement number in a muscle car if it gives you similar or better performance. It wouldn’t be too much heavier then a GT, with immediate off-the-line performance that comes by the instant torque of electric engine.

  • MJ Coffey

    Finally. We’ve been waiting for so long to get the real deal over here in Europe. Of course we could always import out Stangs but this is so much better. Thank you Ford for bringing this Icon to the old Continent.

  • Techie69

    Notice no Ford emblem is displayed, if Europeans new they are shopping a Ford, no potential customer would walk through showroom doors.

  • Ghostrider

    Why the European version doesn’t have vents on the hood?!

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