The 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible EU-Version is yet another variant of the popular muscle car that went on sale in Europe for the first time. Even UK will now get a right-hand drive version of the Mustang which was previously unheard of. The convertible is very similar to the US model, but it features a few upgrades which are needed in order for the car to be competitive on the European continent.
Exterior and Interior Design Changes
On the outside, the 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible EU-Version is very similar to the coupe model, but a lot more different than the US model. It comes as standard with 19-inch rims equipped with high performance tires, the performance brake package which is said to improve braking by at least 15%, a small rear diffuser that will help it at high speed as well as a slightly different front end with a small integrated lip into the front bumper. The soft-top has multiple layers in order to offer the most amount of comfort and noise cancellation without being too heavy.
Inside, the 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible EU-Version, on the other hand, is identical to the coupe version with two minor changes. Firstly, the heated and ventilated seats are standard on the convertible, while the back seats have roll-over bars behind them which pop-up in case the car senses a roll-over in a fraction of a second. As standard there is also an 8-inch infotainment and navigation unit, as well as an audio system with 9 speakers, which can further be upgraded with a dedicated subwoofer.
Engines, Specs, Performance, 0-60 MPH
Engine wise, the 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible EU-Version is only available with two of the three usual engines, the base 2.3L EcoBoost and the optional 5.0L V-8. Both of them are more than enough in terms of performance for a sports car at this price point, which is usually where most of the hot-hatches on the European market are. The base four-cylinder unit is good for 310 HP (314 PS) and 320 lb-ft (434 Nm) of torque. The optional 5-liter V-8 is more powerful at 412 HP (418 PS) and 386 lb-ft (524 Nm) of torque, but it also uses around 50% more fuel than the smaller unit, which is a lot more efficient.
Both engines come paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, as well as with a standard limited slip differential, sending the power to the rear wheels. We also learned that a 6-speed automatic is going to be available as an option, being a bit faster, but not offering the pure driving experience of the manual gearbox. In any case, the car will hit 60 miles per hour from the point of rest in under 5.5 seconds and it will hit a top speed with the roof up of about 155 MPH, which makes it one of the fastest soft-top convertibles out there.
2015 Ford Mustang Convertible EU-Version Price
As you would expect, these upgrades don’t come cheap. According to Ford‘s German website, the convertible will cost 4000 euros more than the fastback model, which is priced at €37,000 for the EcoBoost variant, and €42,000 for the GT model. Add an automatic transmission and price will rise by €2000 more. In the United Kingdom, according to their website, the base coupe is priced at £29,995 while the GT model costs £33,995. No details on the pricing of the convertible, but I assume it will also be slightly expensive.
It is pricier than the US version, because the Mustang’s final price also includes local taxes such as V.A.T and import taxes. On top of that, it has a few extras which do make that price seem a bit sweeter. The 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible EU-Version has already been unveiled at the Auto Show in Paris alongside the fastback version and it is already available since this July.
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