When FoMoCo unveiled the new 2011 Ford Mustang at the 2009 LA Auto Show in Dec. 2009, it walked around with pride saying that its new 3.7L V6 Ti-VCT would make 305-hp and 30 mpg on the highway, one-upping the 2010 Camaro”s 304-hp and 29 mpg rating.
Well, this morning FoMoCo is just that more proud. The 2011 Ford Mustang”s official EPA ratings certify that models equipped with the 305-hp 3.7L V6 and optional 6-speed automatic transmission achieve 31 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city. The standard 6-speed manual transmission is rated at 30 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg in the city.
Not only does that make the 2011 Ford Mustang V6 the most fuel-efficient Mustang ever, but also the first production car in history to produce more than 300-hp with more than 30 mpg highway.
“The Mustang engineering team aimed high and, through hard work, achieved fuel economy numbers that elevate Mustang into a class by itself,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development.
Ford announced last week that it has received nearly 11,000 orders for the 2011 Mustang and that half of the nationwide orders have been made for the 305-hp 3.7L V6 engine option.
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– By: Omar Rana