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1985 Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features

Created by Taylor Ward
Last Updated 5/17/2021

Do you ever find yourself searching for the factory specs on your 1985 Ford Mustang? If so you have definitely come to the right place!

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1985 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features - 1985 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features

The 1985 Mustang was a pivotal year for the Fox platform. Ford decided in which direction the Mustang was going to go, and it wasn't the economy car route! In 1985 the 5.0L gained an impressive 35hp. The L and GLX models were dropped and a precedent was made by narrowing the model choices to LX and GT!

For 1985, this staggering 35hp gain was accomplished with the help of dual exhausts, stainless-steel tube headers, roller camshaft, a new accessory drive system, and a four-barrel carburetor. With this transition, sales began to climb again, but there was still a ways to go before the Mustang was going to be able to compete with the Camaro.


1985 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 122 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.
2.3L 2V 4cyl Turbo SVO 3.78 x 3.13 inches 8.0:1 175hp 210 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.
2.3L 2V 4cyl Turbo 1985.5 SVO 3.78 x 3.13 inches 8.0:1 205hp 248 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.
3.8L V-6 3.80 x 3.40 inches 8.3:1 120hp 205 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.
5.0L V-8 4.00 x 3.00 inches 8.4:1 210hp 265 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.
5.0L V-8 EFI 4.00 x 3.00 inches 8.4:1 165hp 245 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.

1985 FORD MUSTANG EXTERIOR PAINT & INTERIOR TRIM OPTIONS

Exterior Paint Options Paint Code
Medium Charcoal 1B
Black 1C
Silver 1E
Medium Canyon Red 2A
Jalapena Red 2R
Dark Blue 3L
Light Regatta Blue 3V
Dark Sage 4E
Dark Slate 4M
Sand Beige 8L
Dark Sable 8Y
Oxford White 9L
Interior Color Options Color Code
Charcoal A
Regatta Blue B
Canyon Red D
Sand Beige Y
Oxford White/Red N
Oxford White/Blue Q
Oxford White/Charcoal W

1985 FORD MUSTANG Curb Weight

Model Curb Weight
2.3L 4-cyl Manual 2,705 lbs
2.3L 4-cyl Automatic 2,705 lbs
3.8L V6 Automatic 2,813 lbs
5.0L V8 Automatic 3,000 lbs
5.0L V8 Manual 3,000 lbs

1985 FORD MUSTANG Production Numbers

Model Units Sold
1985 2dr Coupes 56,781
1985 3dr Hatchback 84,623
1985 2dr Convertible 15,110
1985 SVO Mustang 1,515
1985.5 SVO Mustang 439

1985 FORD MUSTANG Transmission Options

Engine Transmission Options
2.3L 4cyl T-04 Manual/3-Speed Automatic
2.3L 4cyl Turbo SVO T-5 Manual
3.8L V6 3-Speed Automatic
5.0L V8 AOD 4-Speed Manual/T-5 Manual