A small kerfuffle recently arose among Ford enthusiasts after an inaccurate report stating that the 2015 Mustang would gain 200-300 pounds over the outgoing model, mostly due to the extra sound-deadening materials and the new independent rear suspension. Jalopnik has now put that rumor to rest and thankfully, the new ‘Stang won’t be as heavy as originally reported.
According to the 2015 Mustang Source Book, which was sent to them by Wayne Akers Ford in West Palm Beach, the 2015 Mustang will weight about 3,727 pounds in its heaviest form, the GT V8 with an automatic transmission. For reference, the outgoing GT automatic weighs 3,675 pounds. Meanwhile, the 2015 Mustang V6 with a manual gearbox will tip the scales at 3,526 pounds, while the four-cylinder EcoBoost will weigh in at 3,517 pounds.
So the Mustang did gain weight, but only about 20 to 80 pounds, depending on the model. While some expected the pony to gain weight, others thought it would be lighter. Either way, the gains are less than the significant 200-300 pounds originally reported. Mustang enthusiasts – you may rest easy now knowing your sports car hasn’t been ruined by the arch nemesis of performance.