2019 Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT Reviews – This is not the first time I have tried the latest generation of the American pony car: I had already driven the Ford Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost from 317 hp, the version with 4 cylinders designed for the European market. This, however, is the star and striped version equipped with the 5.0 V8 naturally aspirated by 421 HP.
2019 Ford Mustang Redesign
At 100% American, especially with the two showy blue strips that cross the bodywork, from the (very long) muzzle to the tail. As imposing as an S-Max, the 2019 Ford Mustang GT seems to be another planet than the other cars that fill our streets. It has an exotic charm that draws the looks like a few other cars know how to do, also because of the growl of the V8 Prewarns the arrival of something special.
In this version with top-of-the-range construction, the Mazda6 wagon is approaching for content to the German rivals of premium category.
The Interior of the 2019 Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT is the same as the 2.3 EcoBoost, with a slightly cluttered console and modest finishes compared to European rivals. But a bit like the sculpted shapes of the bodywork, the cockpit also features emotional elements inspired by the past, from the goblet steering wheel to the design of the plank, where there is also a label with the inscription “Mustang since 1964”, the Year of birth of this four-wheeled myth. The Serial Sync 3 multimedia system provides 8-inch touch screen.
The Mustang is homologated for 4 passengers, but despite being almost 4.8 meters long, the rear seats are comfortable only for two children. It is a little better than on a Porsche 911, but in any case, two adults of medium stature are forced to bend their heads forward. The front seats, in black leather with contrasting seams, contain the body well and without excessive tightening, so they are comfortable even for the stronger sizes.
2019 Ford Mustang Driving Experience
The only hearing the awakening of the 8 cylinders at the ignition puts in a good mood. Today more than ever the 4 cylinders is the master, and the fake noises studied at the table to cope with the low-incubation are the normality for accessible sports. Not for the 2019 Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT, you are different. It does not make a racket of those that cause deep quarrels with neighbors (like the Alfa Romeo 4c, for example); It is limited to purring as if it were a tiger thanks (it is the case to say it) to the nonsymmetrical ignition of the two banks. And over 4,000 rounds, the V8 begins to grow. But always with kindness.
From American cars to the marrow what was before the arrival of the last generation which translated means bad between the curves the new 2019 Ford Mustang is American in many things (appearance, size, Cuban) and European in many others. From the crossbow to the rear, it passed to the Multilink, and the huge brake discs from 380×34 mm are from the Italian Brembo. In short, this 2019 Ford Mustang accelerates, bends and brakes like no other Mustang has ever remotely done.
The difference between the Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost and the 5.0 V8 is quite marked. Not so much in the performance where however the V8 is higher (250 km/h and 4.8 in the 0-100 vs 233 km/h and 5.8 seconds) thanks to the 421 CV, well 104 more than the 4l, as in the delivery and in the character. The EcoBoost offers 432 nm of torque already at 2,500 rpm, and with 255/40 R19 tires invites the outgoing oversteering from each curve. Impossible to resist.
The V8 seems appreciably more awkward in the tight mixture due to the heavier front (overall it carries behind 65 kg more), and the tires 275/40 R 19 give a higher traction. In addition, the 530 nm of torque arrive well later, at 4,250 rpm, then coming out of the curves is more composed. In any case, make them lose grip is a matter of a moment, if you wish.
The length of the 2019 Ford Mustang 5.0 V8, on the other hand, gives more satisfaction, and once taken the measurements with the front not really light it becomes a pleasure to unleash the impetus of the large engine mounted longitudinally that fuel gasoline as a twenty-year Oktoberfest beer cane. On average you can travel from 5 to 8 km/l; More than 10 only in the state, with constant gas. The comfort, however, is not bad at all for a sporty, as well as the trunk. As long as the passengers are at most two.
The automatic gearbox is a classic torque converter, quick but not a lightning, certainly very comfortable. The manual remains the best choice for driving pleasure, but also with the automatic the Mustang snaps without delay at any minimum gas pressure.
2019 Ford Mustang Prices
The Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT Automatic is listed at the price of 47,000 euros, while that manual costs 2,000 euros less. Compared to the Mustang 2.3 EcoBoost costs 5,000 euros more.
The standard equipment is almost complete: the rear parking sensors must be added at a cost of 500 euros and the GPS navigator, offered to 1,300 euros in a package including Bluetooth, steering wheel controls, and emergency assistance.
Here in Our Town, there is no alternative, the only sports star, and stripes in the segment are the Ford Mustang. If anything there could be some doubts about what to take: 2.3 EcoBoost or 5.0 V8?
From the point of view of the costs, they dance 5,000 euros on the price, but also the 1,540 euros more super stumped than the 4 cylinders because of the 77 kW of additional power and higher consumptions are added.
From the point of view of emotions instead, the V8 is in the lead. It is still an American doc, and the 4 cylinders are not really contemplated in the states. Indeed, it was thought for the old continent. In fact, however, the pleasure of driving is very high even for the EcoBoost, with even some advantage on the winding roads.
To those who love American cars but do not disdain the pleasure of driving between the curves. Now the Mustang also knows how to be discreetly effective, while retaining the style of the original. Relatively low price, high use costs.
- It has the great charm of American pony cars but it definitely drives well
- It costs less than 50,000 euros, a nice price for an “iron” like this
- Consumption is very high
- it has a large tonnage but it is comfortable only in two
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