2023 Ford Mustang Spied Testing New AWD System

The forthcoming 2023 Ford Mustang will be the next-gen model. This supercar will go on sale later in 2022 and it will introduce a complete overhaul. New Mustang, as a result, will look different and hopefully, better. As before, the manufacturer will introduce both convertible and coupe body styles.

According to the latest reports, at least one version will feature a hybrid powertrain with a standard AWD system. On the other hand, Mustang will continue to ride on Ford’s CD6 architecture.  First spy shots are already here, showing us a new design. We hope to see numerous interior refreshments as well. Here’s everything you need to know.

2023 Ford Mustang specs

2023 Mustang Spy Photos

This first test mule of the 2023 Ford Mustang is showing us a lot of exterior upgrades. This one features a camouflaged front fascia from an S550 Mustang GT, a front splitter, and side splitters from a Mach 1 Handling Package. On top of that, the wheels are taken from a Mach 1 Handling Package car. The dual-tip exhaust is absent, however, the mule is powered by Ford’s 5.0L Coyote V8, most likely tuned for Bullitt/Mach 1.

Additionally, this mule has wires attached to each of its four wheels that connect to a sensor inside the cockpit. Another intriguing feature may be the rear brake arrangement. The position of the brake caliper and parking brake component is obviously inverted from the present model. This is extremely rare and a strong indicator that we are really looking at a next-generation all-wheel-drive mule.

What’s remarkable about the brake caliper being mounted on the front of the rotor rather than the back is that this arrangement is used by a large number of existing all-wheel-drive cars.

2023 Ford Mustang redesign

Improved CD6 Platform

As we said, the 2023 Ford Mustang will continue to ride on a brand’s CD6 platform. The S650 Mustang’s platform will remain mostly unchanged from the present model, but will almost certainly benefit from certain enhancements.

The next-generation Mustang is likely to have an eight-year life cycle, extending through the 2029 model year. With regards to the all-electric Mustang, speculations say that manufacturing would begin in late 2028 for the 2029 model year, so it will be fascinating to watch how these rumors pan out.

Engine Lineup

The upcoming 2023 Ford Mustang will offer numerous powertrain choices. There will be at least two EcoBoost engines. Most likely, a 2.3-liter inline-four and a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost variant. On top of that, a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 is on offer. The best part is that the Coyote V8 engine will be available with a hybrid system and a standard AWD system.

Still, we can’t confirm the official engine lineup at the moment. What we know is that the Ford will offer a ten-speed automatic transmission, along with the manual gearbox. Lastly, Mustang will almost certainly feature a supercharged V6 or V8 engine in the range-topping variants.

2023 Ford Mustang price

2023 Ford Mustang Price and Release Date

The approaching 2023 Ford Mustang will be produced in the Ford Flat Rock plant in Michigan. The cheapest version will start at around $28,000. Reportedly, the sales will begin later in 2022 and Ford will reveal more info by the end of 2021.

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