Ford has been in the limelight recently due to woes over the potential weight gain that the all-new 2015 Mustang might be a victim to. This is due to the change in the rear suspension design, which ditches the ancient yet less complex live-rear axle setup for a more complicated, but far more superior and complex independent rear-suspension setup.
Because of an independent system’s greater complexity, a weight gain was anticipated. Raising the flag for everyone was a Mustang tuning firm, which speculated that the Mustang was to gain at least 300lbs, which is a lot for any car. But thanks to an anonymous dealer who shared a recent spec sheet of the Mustang, the weight gain isn’t as bad as the tuning firm expected.
According to some findings and reporting from Jalopnik, the 2015 Ford Mustang’s weight gain ranges from a rather modest 20-80 lbs–not the original estimated figure of 300 lbs. The lightest Mustang for 2015 would expectedly be the Fastback coupe with the new EcoBoost four-banger, weighing in at just 3,512lbs while the heaviest Mustang makes out to be the automatic Convertible GT, tipping the scales at 3,852lbs.
Source: Ford via Jalopnik