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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe

Once again, Ford increased its pony-car's size, the Mustang, and offered new drivetrains that helped the car keep-up with the Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro.

The glorious era of muscle-car was at its heights, and behind all the marketing strategies, everything was down to the midnight races and the quarter-mile time. All the carmakers knew that a powerful vehicle would sell better than another, and the image of a "daytime cruiser and night-time racer" was the one that sold more than anything else, especially in the coupe-segment.

Ford designers imagined a new front fascia that featured two additional headlamps included in the grille's outer sided. Suddenly, the Mustang had a night-time signature image, apart from the running horse badge. The fastback version sported two air-intakes on the rear quarter panels and made the car looks meaner. And, above them all, stood the Boss 429 version with an advertised 375 hp engine.

Inside, the dashboard was heavily modified and sported a four-dials instrument cluster. The dashboard was still looking like two separated parts, bonded together via a center stack. Its sport-bucket seats at the front were standard, and the rear bench was straightforward to remove.

For the drivetrain, Ford installed a choice of three engines, plus the special versions such as Mach 1, Boss 302, and Boss 429. The latter featured a Nascar engine, and it was a street-legal drag racer.

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FORD Mustang 1969 - 1973
  4 gasoline engines
  • 3.3L 3MT (122 HP)
  • 4.9L V8 4MT (298 HP)
  • 5.8L V8 3AT (294 HP)
  • 5.8L V8 4MT (254 HP)

FORD Mustang 3.3L 3MT (122 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.3L 3MT (122 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
3273 cm3
Power
90 KW @ 4000 RPM
122 HP @ 4000 RPM
121 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
190 lb-ft @ 2200 RPM
258 Nm @ 2200 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
100 mph (161 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
187.5 in (4763 mm)
Width
71.7 in (1821 mm)
Height
50.5 in (1283 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.5/58.5 in (1,486/1,486 mm)
Wheelbase
108 in (2743 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3122 lbs (1416 kg)

FORD Mustang 4.9L V8 4MT (298 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.9L V8 4MT (298 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4942 cm3
Power
216 KW @ 5800 RPM
294 HP @ 5800 RPM
290 BHP @ 5800 RPM
Torque
290 lb-ft @ 4300 RPM
393 Nm @ 4300 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
121 mph (195 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed manual
DIMENSIONS
Length
187.5 in (4763 mm)
Width
71.7 in (1821 mm)
Height
50.5 in (1283 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.5/58.5 in (1,486/1,486 mm)
Wheelbase
108 in (2743 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3417 lbs (1550 kg)

FORD Mustang 5.8L V8 3AT (294 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.8L V8 3AT (294 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5766 cm3
Power
216 KW @ 4800 RPM
294 HP @ 4800 RPM
290 BHP @ 4800 RPM
Torque
385 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM
522 Nm @ 3200 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
3-Speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Discs
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
F70 X 14
DIMENSIONS
Length
187.5 in (4763 mm)
Width
71.7 in (1821 mm)
Height
50.5 in (1283 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.5/58.5 in (1,486/1,486 mm)
Wheelbase
108 in (2743 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3571 lbs (1620 kg)

FORD Mustang 5.8L V8 4MT (254 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.8L V8 4MT (254 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5766 cm3
Power
186.8 KW @ - RPM
254 HP @ - RPM
251 BHP @ - RPM
Fuel System
Carburetor
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
120 mph (193 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-Speed manual
DIMENSIONS
Length
187.5 in (4763 mm)
Width
71.7 in (1821 mm)
Height
50.5 in (1283 mm)
Front/rear Track
58.5/58.5 in (1,486/1,486 mm)
Wheelbase
108 in (2743 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2910 lbs (1320 kg)
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