1982 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features

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1982 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features - 1982 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features

In 1982, this year proved to be pivotal for the Fox Body Mustang. Ford finally brought back the 5.0L we all loved and dropped the 2.3L Turbo altogether. Other popular options were carried over from 1981. Rear louvers, carriage roof, T-tops, or Recaro seats were still available options. Ford introduced the SSP Mustang only making 406 for the California Highway Patrol. This pursuit Mustang, powered by a high-output 5.0L, accelerated from zero to 60 in 6.3 seconds!

By the end of the 1982 model year, Ford and F-body performance enthusiasts would now know that the "Boss is Back!" The 5.0 Mustang equipped with 157hp and a 400lb weight advantage against the Camaro/Firebird proved to be more than enough to make this heralded as "The Fastest Car In America" of its time. The age of the 5.0L GT Mustang had arrived!

1982 Ford Mustang Engine Specs

Engine Options Engine Bore Compression Horsepower Torque Fuel Tank
2.3L 2V 4cyl 3.78 x 3.13 inches 9.0:1 88hp 118 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.
3.3L 1V 6cyl 3.68 x 3.13 inches 9.6:1 91hp 160 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.
4.2L 2V V-8 3.38 x 3.00 inches 8.8:1 111hp 194 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.
5.0L 2V V-8 4.00 x 3.00 inches 8.4:1 157hp 240 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.


Exterior Paint Options Paint Code
Black 1C
Bright Red 27
Dark Blue Metallic 3D
Dark Cordovan Metallic 8N
Dark Curry Brown Metallic 69
Medium Bittersweet Metallic 8D
Medium Blue Metallic 3H
Medium French Vanilla 6Y
Medium Gray Metallic 1P
Medium Red 24
Medium Yellow 61
Pastel French Vanilla 6Z
Polar White 9D
Silver Metallic 1G
Interior Color Options Color Code
Black A
French Vanilla V
Medium Red D
Vacquero Z
Wedgewood Blue B
Opal/Black W
Opal/Blue Q
Opal/Red N
Opal/Vacquero 9

1982 FORD MUSTANG Curb Weight

Model Curb Weight
2.3L 4-cyl Manual 2,650 lbs
2.3L 4-cyl Automatic 2,650 lbs
2.3L 4-cyl A/C option Manual 2,718 lbs
2.3L 4-cyl A/C option Automatic 2,718 lbs
3.3L I6 Automatic 2,773 lbs
4.2L V8 Automatic 2,853 lbs
5.0L V8 Manual 2,820 lbs

1982 FORD MUSTANG Production Numbers

Model Units Sold
1982 SSP Mustang 406
1982 2dr Coupes L/GL 45,316
1982 2dr Coupe GLX 5,828
1982 3dr Hatchback GL 45,901
1982 3dr Hatchback GLX 9,926
1982 3dr Hatchback GT 23,447

1982 FORD MUSTANG Transmission Options

Engine Transmission Options
2.3L 2V T-04 Manual
3.3L 1V 6cyl T-04 Manual
4.2L V8 C-5 Automatic
5.0L V8 SROD 4-Speed Manual