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Charting Changes: 2009 Ford Mustang Features and Specifications

Ford Motor Company

New options and standard features mark the last year of body style.


08-26-08: Ford Mustang, the country's best-selling sports car for 22 consecutive years and one of the auto industry's most successful nameplates ever, celebrates its 45th anniversary with a new panoramic glass roof option that opens the world to pony-car enthusiasts from Maine to Maui and all points between. The segment first, factory-installed glass roof is available as a $1,995 option on Mustang V-6 and GT models.

"Our new panoramic glass roof will allow owners to enjoy the outdoors year-round from the comfort of their Mustang," said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president for Global Product Development. "It's one more feature that sets Mustang apart from the competition."

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Three Roof Choices - Top That!

The glass roof joins the coupe and convertible to give Mustang customers three roof choices. It also addresses the fact that 62 percent of buyers in the sports car segment are interested in a sunroof or moonroof on their next vehicle, according to J.D. Power and Associates research. Mustang's new roof allows customers to let the sun shine in for half the price of moving up from a coupe to a convertible.

While allowing occupants an unrestricted view of the world above and around them, the special tinted, reflective glass reduces energy used by the vehicle's air conditioning system by 20 percent and also protects the interior fabric from fading and deteriorating. A manually operated roller blind allows owners to block the light on bright days.

Noise, vibration and harshness are controlled in the cabin with a layer of sound absorbent vinyl sandwiched within the special glass.

The glass-roof Mustang is built like the coupe and has been developed to maintain the structural integrity of the car.

"We want to offer this feature to customers while maintaining the quality and safety of the vehicle that we've been recognized externally for," said Paul Randle, Mustang chief engineer.

More Standard Equipment

For 2009, Ford has also added more standard equipment to the popular "Premium" arrays offered on both the Mustang V-6 and GT, including SIRIUS® Satellite Radio, ambient lighting, satin aluminum instrument panel trim and upgraded interior trim.

A new, optional GT Security Package includes an active anti-theft system and wheel locking kit and Brilliant Silver clearcoat metallic joins the list of available Mustang exterior colors.

The Mustang V-6 coupe and convertible are equipped with a 210-horsepower, 4.0-liter SOHC 6-cylinder engine that is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 5-speed automatic. The Mustang GT coupe and convertible are powered by a 300-horsepower, 4.6-liter 3V V-8 engine. The standard gearbox is 5-speed manual, with an available 5-speed automatic.
Other highlights include:

  • Standard front-seat side air bags; dual-stage driver and front passenger air bags; safety-belt pretensioners; passenger seat sensing; crash severity sensing.
  • Available High Intensity Discharge headlamps.
  • 18-inch wheel offering on V-6 coupe.
  • Available customizable instrument panel allowing mix-and-match lighting at the touch of a button.

2009 Mustang Full Specifications:

BODY

Construction

Unitized welded steel body, aluminum hood

Final assembly location

Flat Rock, Mich.

POWERTRAIN AND CHASSIS

ENGINE                                     

V-6

V-8

Type

4.0-liter 60-degree V-6

4.6-liter 90-degree V-8

Manufacturing location

Cologne, Germany

Romeo, Mich.

Configuration

Iron block and aluminum head

Aluminum block and head

Intake manifold

Composite shell-welded with internal runner pack

Composite shell-welded single runner, charge motion control valves

Exhaust manifold

Cast iron

Cast iron

Redline

6,100 rpm

6,250 rpm

Throttle body

65-mm single-bore electronic

55-mm dual-bore electronic

Valvetrain

SOHC, 2 valves per cylinder

SOHC, 3 valves per cylinder, variable camshaft timing

Valve diameter

Intake: 46.0 mm
Exhaust: 39.0mm

Intake: 33.8 mm
Exhaust: 37.5 mm

Pistons

Cast aluminum

Hypereutectic aluminum

Connecting rods

Forged steel

Cracked powdered metal with floating wristpins

Ignition

Distributorless with coil pack

Coil-on-plug, high-thread-insert spark plugs

Bore x stroke

3.95 x 3.32/100.4 x 84.4 mm

3.55 x 3.54/90.2 x 90.0 mm

Displacement

245 cu. in. / 4,009 cc

281 cu. in. / 4,606 cc

Compression ratio

9.7:1

9.8:1

Engine control system

PCM

PCM

Horsepower

210 @ 5,300 rpm

300 @ 5,750 rpm

Horsepower per liter

53

65

Torque

240 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm

320 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm

Recommended fuel

87 octane

87 octane

Fuel capacity

16 gallons

16 gallons

Fuel injection

Electronic returnless sequential

Electronic returnless sequential

Oil capacity

5 quarts with filter

6 quarts with filter

Coolant capacity

12.5 quarts

14.2 quarts

DRIVETRAIN

Layout

Rear-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive

TRANSMISSION

Standard

5-speed manual
(Tremec T-5)

5-speed manual
(Tremec 3650)

Gear ratios

  1st

3.75:1

3.38:1

  2nd

2.19:1

2.00:1

  3rd

1.41:1

1.32:1

  4th

1.00:1

1.00:1

  5th

0.72:1

0.68:1

  Final Drive

3.31:1

3.55:1

Optional

  1st

3.22:1

3.22:1

  2nd

2.29:1

2.29:1

  3rd

1.54:1

1.54:1

  4th

1.00:1

1.00:1

  5th

0.71:1

0.71:1

  Final Drive

3.31:1 

3.31:1 

SUSPENSION

Front

Reverse-L independent MacPherson strut, 28.6-mm tubular stabilizer bar

Reverse-L independent MacPherson strut, 34-mm tubular stabilizer bar

Rear

3-link solid axle with coil springs and Panhard rod

3-link solid axle with coil springs, Panhard rod and 20-mm solid stabilizer bar

STEERING

Type

Rack and pinion with power assist

Rack and pinion with power assist

Ratio

15.7:1

15.7:1

Turning circle curb-to-curb

33.4 ft.

37.7 ft.

BRAKES

Type

Four-wheel power disc brakes with optional 4-sensor, 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Four-wheel power disc brakes with optional
4-sensor, 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Front

293 (11.5 in) x 30 mm vented disc, twin-piston 43-mm floating aluminum calipers

316 (12.4 in) x 30 mm vented disc, twin-piston 43-mm floating aluminum calipers

Rear

300 (11.8 in) x 19 mm vented disc, single piston 43 mm floating iron calipers

300 (11.8 in) x 19 mm vented disc, single piston 43 mm floating iron calipers

TIRES AND WHEELS (TYPE, SIZE)

Standard

P215/65R16 A/S
16 x 7.0-inch wheels

P235/55ZR17 Performance A/S
17 x 8.0-inch wheels

Optional

17-inch wheel
18-inch premium aluminum

P235/50ZR18
18-inch polished aluminum wheels or 18-inch premium aluminum

DIMENSIONS (inches unless otherwise noted)

Coupe

Convertible

EXTERIOR

Wheelbase

107.1

107.1

Overall length

187.6

188.0

Overall width

73.9

73.9

Overall height

55.4

55.7

Track, front/rear

62.4 / 63.0

61.9 / 62.5

INTERIOR

Seating capacity

4

4

Front headroom

38.6

38.8

Front legroom

42.7

42.7

Front shoulder room

55.4

55.4

Front hip room

53.6

53.6

Rear headroom

34.7

36.3

Rear legroom

30.3

30.3

Rear shoulder room

53.4

45.0

Rear hip room

46.8

45.2

WEIGHTS AND CAPACITIES

SAE passenger volume

84.7 cu. ft.

81.6 cu. ft.

Cargo volume

13.1 cu. ft.

9.7 cu. ft.

Maximum towing capacity (properly equipped)

1,000 lbs.

1,000 lbs.

FUEL ECONOMY (city/hwy)

5-speed Automatic

5-speed Manual

4.0-liter V-6

16/24

17/26

4.6-liter V-8

15/22

15/23

BASE CURB WEIGHT (POUNDS)

Manual transmission

3,352

3,356

Automatic transmission

3,345

3,540

Weight distribution (f/r)

55/45

54/46

Power-to-weight ratio

19.4 lbs. per hp

15.2 lbs. per hp

Manual transmission

16.06

11.63

Automatic transmission

16.28

11.75

 
 
 
 
 
 
     
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