The 2017 Ford Mustang Modeled After Classic Fastback

December 31, 2016
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Modeled after the classic fastback, the 2017 Ford Mustang has a sleek, sporty, aerodynamic look, standard HID headlamps, and tri-bar LED taillamps with sequential turn signals.

Highlights

  • Three New Color Options (Lightning Blue, Grabber Blue and White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat)
  • All Mustang models come with a dual exhaust system
  • Pony Package Returns Along with Performance Package

Powerful Engine Options

Enthusiast customers will continue to enjoy the original pony car’s range of powerful engines. The standard 3.7-liter V6 offers up 300 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque, while the available 2.3-liter EcoBoost puts out 310 horsepower* and 320 lb.-ft. of torque*. Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V8 engine kicks out 435 horsepower* and 400 lb.-ft. of torque*. All Mustang models come with a dual exhaust system.

2017 Ford Mustang

On the Road Handling

The 2017 Mustang chassis features an integral link independent rear suspension that helps minimize body roll and isolate road imperfections for a responsive ride and precise handling.

Custom Performance Packages

The popular Pony Package includes 19-inch polished aluminum wheels, unique upper grille with classic tri-bar pony logo and side stripes. The available Performance Package includes a 3.55 limited-slip differential, increased-diameter antiroll bars, larger brake rotors, heavy-duty springs and unique chassis tuning.

2017 Ford Mustang Interior

Technical Features

Mustang features available SYNC® 3 enhanced voice recognition communications and entertainment system. An available 8-inch LCD capacitive touch screen in the center stack has swipe and pinch-to-zoom capabilities, AppLink, 911 Assist®, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

New Colors

Buyers can now opt for three new colors including Lightning Blue, Grabber Blue and White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat.

Vehicle Highlights
Max Seating Capacity 4 (2 for GT350R)
Drive Type Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 300 hp @ 6500 rpm (3.7L V6)
310 hp @ 5500 rpm (2.3L EcoBoost®, Premium Fuel)
435 hp @ 6500 rpm (5.0L V8, Premium Fuel)
526 hp @ 7,500 rpm (5.2L FPC V8, Premium fuel)
Torque 280 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm (3.7L V6)
320 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm (2.3L EcoBoost®, Premium Fuel)
400 lb.-ft. @ 4250 rpm (5.0L V8, Premium Fuel)
429 lb.-ft. @ 4,750 rpm (5.2L FPC V8, Premium Fuel)
Transmissions 6-Speed Manual, standard
6-Speed SelectShift® Automatic with Paddle Shifters, optional
TREMEC® 6-speed manual, standard on GT350
Wheelbase 107.1″
Wheels Available 17″ sparkle silver painted aluminum (standard on V6 – 050A only)
18″ Foundry Black painted aluminum (standard on V6 – 051A only EcoBoost® Premium, GT and GT Premium)
18″ Magnetic painted/machined aluminum (standard on EcoBoost®, EcoBoost® Premium, GT and GT Premium)
19″ Ebony Black painted aluminum (included in GT Performance Package on GT and GT Premium)
19″ Polished aluminum (Included in Pony Package on EcoBoost Premium)
19″ Ebony Black painted aluminum (included in EcoBoost® Performance Package on EcoBoost® and EcoBoost® Premium)
19″ Luster Nickel painted aluminum (Optional on GT Performance Package on GT and GT Premium)
19″ Dark Stainless premium painted aluminum (optional on GT Premium)
19″ Low-Gloss Black painted/machined aluminum (included in Interior and Wheel Package on EcoBoost® and GT, and Wheel & Stripe package on EcoBoost®, and EcoBoost® Premium)
19″ Ebony Black Painted Aluminum Wheels (Included in Black Accent Package, New) GT & GT Premium
19″ Ebony Black Painted/Machined Aluminum (Included in California Special Package) GT Premium
20″ Foundry Black painted/machined aluminum (optional on EcoBoost® Premium and GT Premium)
19″ x 10.5″ front, 19″ x 11″ rear, Ebony black painted aluminum (standard on GT350)
19″ x 11″ front, 19″ x 11.5″ rear, Ebony black painted carbon fiber (standard on GT350R)
Warranty Bumper to Bumper: 3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain: 5 years / 60,000 miles
Safety Restraint System: 5 years / 60,000 miles
Corrosion (Perforation only): 5 years / Unlimited miles
Roadside Assistance Program: 5 years / 60,000 miles
Exterior Dimensions
2017 Mustang Specifications
Fastback Convertible Shelby GT350® Shelby® GT350R
Wheelbase 107.1 107.1 107.1 107.1
Length 188.3 188.3 189.6 189.6
Height 54.3 54.9 54.2 53.6
Width – Excluding Mirrors 75.4 75.4 75.9 75.9
Width – Including Mirrors 81.9 81.9 81.9 81.9
Width – Mirrors Folded 76.1 76.1 77 77
Front Track 62.4 62.4 63.3 63.3
Rear Track 65.1 65.1 63.7 63.7

 

Interior Dimensions
Fastback Convertible Shelby GT350® Shelby® GT350R
Head Room – Front 37.6 37.6 37.6 37.6
Head Room – Rear 34.8 35.7 34.8
Maximum Leg Room – Front 44.5 44.5 44.5 44.5
Leg Room – Rear 29 29.2 30.6
Hip Room – Front 54.9 54.9 54.9 54.9
Hip Room – Rear 47.4 43.7 47.4
Shoulder Room – Front 56.3 56.3 56.3 56.3
Shoulder Room – Rear 52.2 44.7 52.2

 

Capacities
Fastback Convertible Shelby GT350® Shelby® GT350R
Maximum Seating Capacity 4 4 4 2
Passenger Volume 82.8 79.3 84.5 52.3
Trunk Volume 13.5 11.4 13.5 13.5
Fuel Capacity (gal.) 16 (V6 and GT)
15.5 (EcoBoost®)
16 16 16
Estimated Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
Fastback Convertible
V6 Manual 3533 3572
V6 Automatic 3531 3586
EcoBoost® Manual 3542 3706
EcoBoost® Automatic 3535 3712
GT Manual 3705 3891
GT Automatic 3733 3904
Shelby GT350® 3760
Shelby® GT350R 3662
Shelby® GT350R with R-electronics package TBD

 

Engine Specifications
Mustang V6 Mustang EcoBoost® Mustang GT Shelby GT350® Shelby® GT350R
Engine Type 3.7L Ti-VCT V-6 Engine 2.3L GTDI I-4 Engine 5.0L Ti-VCT V-8 Engine 5.2L Flat Plane Crank V8 5.2L Flat Plane Crank V8
Engine Electronics PCM PCM PCM PCM PCM
Displacement 3.7L (227 cu. In.) 2.3L (137.5 cu. In.) 5.0L (302 cu. In.) 5.2L (315 cu. In.) 5.2L (315 cu. In.)
Horsepower (SAE net @ rpm) 300 hp @ 6500 310 @ 5500 (93-octane fuel) 435 @ 6500 (Premium fuel) 526 @ 7,500 (Premium fuel) 526 @ 7,500 (Premium fuel)
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm) 280 @ 4000 320 @ 3000 (93-octane fuel) 400 @ 4250 (Premium fuel) 429 @ 4,750 (Premium Fuel) 429 @ 4,750 (Premium Fuel)
Compression Ratio 10.5:1 9.5:1 11.0:1 12.0:1 12.0:1
Bore and Stroke (mm) 95.5 x 86.7 87.5 x 94 92.2 x 92.7 94 x 93 94 x 93
Main Bearings 4 5 5 5 5
Valve Lifters Direct Acting Mechanical Buckets Direct Acting Mechanical Buckets Roller Finger Followers Roller Finger Followers Roller Finger Followers
Fuel Delivery Sequential Multi-port Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection Sequential Multi-port Electronic Fuel Injection PFI system with twin-high flow pumps PFI system with twin-high flow pumps
Exhaust Dual bright slashed cut Dual bright slashed cut Dual bright with rolled polished tips Dual exhaust with active valves and quad tips Dual exhaust with active valves and quad tips
EPA-Estimated Ratings (Actual mileage will vary) 18 city/27 hwy/21 combined (manual) 21 city/30 hwy/24 combined (manual) 15 city/25 hwy/18 combined (manual) 14 city/21 hwy/16 combined (manual) 14 city/21 hwy/16 combined (manual)
18 city/27 hwy/21 combined (automatic) 21 city/30 hwy/24 combined (automatic) 15 city/24 hwy/18 combined (automatic)
Transmission Type 6-speed manual 6-speed manual 6-speed manual 6-speed manual 6-speed manual
6-speed SelectShift® Automatic with Paddle Shifters (optional) 6-speed SelectShift® Automatic with Paddle Shifters (optional) 6-speed SelectShift® Automatic with Paddle Shifters (optional) TREMEC® 6-speed manual TREMEC® 6-speed manual
Engine block material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cylinder head material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

 

Chassis Specifications
Mustang Shelby GT350® Shelby® GT350R
Front Suspension Double-ball-joint MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar Double-ball-joint MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar and aluminum front knuckles Double-ball-joint MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar and aluminum front knuckles
Rear Suspension Integral-link independent with coil springs and stabilizer bar Integral-link independent with coil springs and stabilizer bar Integral-link independent with coil springs and stabilizer bar
Shocks Absorbers Hydraulic Gas-Pressurized, Outboard-Mounted MagneRide Damping system MagneRide Damping system
Brakes Power 4-Wheel Disc; Anti-Lock System with Traction Control Six piston Brembo® front brake calipers and 15.5″ two-piece cross drilled iron discs mounted to aluminum hats, Four piston Brembo® rear brake calipers and 15″ two-piece cross drilled iron discs mounted to aluminum hats Six piston Brembo® front brake calipers and 15.5″ two-piece cross drilled iron discs mounted to aluminum hats, Four piston Brembo® rear brake calipers and 15″ two-piece cross drilled iron discs mounted to aluminum hats
Stability Control Electronic Stability Control Electronic Stability Control Electronic Stability Control
Steering Selectable-Effort Electric Power Assisted (EPAS) Selectable-Effort Electric Power Assisted (EPAS) with unique outer tie rods Selectable-Effort Electric Power Assisted (EPAS) with unique outer tie rods

Source: Ford Motor Company

Jonathan Lamas has a passion for the Ford Mustang that spans more than 30 years. In addition to his work as an automotive journalist, Jonathan has spent quality seat time in countless Mustangs as both an owner and an enthusiast. He's also a member of the Mustang Club of American. He's owned more than a dozen Mustangs over the years, and is the proud owner of a 2008 Bullitt Mustang.

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