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1996 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features

Created by Taylor Ward
Last Updated 3/4/2021

Do you ever find yourself searching for the factory specs on your 1996 Ford Mustang? If so you have definitely come to the right place!

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1996 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features - 1996 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features

In 1996 Ford overhauled the Mustang entirely. The 5.0L was dropped and replaced with Ford's all-new single overhead cam 4.6L and dual overhead cam 4.6L, producing more efficient HP and TQ. Even though the engine had a smaller displacement, both the horsepower and torque were the same compared to the previous 5.0L. Ford also dropped the T-5 in the GT and SVT Cobra then replaced it with a stronger T-45 5-speed manual.

A new automatic transmission, dubbed the 4R70W, was also introduced to the Mustang lineup. The SVT Cobra was introduced with a new Mystic color option! Check out our 1996 Mustang specs below!


1996 Ford Mustang Engine Specs

Engine Options Engine Bore Compression Horsepower Torque Fuel Tank
3.8L V6 3.81 x 3.39 inches 8.2:1 145hp 215 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.
4.6L SOHC V-8 3.55 x 3.54 inches 9.3:1 215hp 285 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.
4.6L DOHC V-8 Cobra 3.55 x 3.54 inches 9.9:1 305hp 300 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.

1996 FORD MUSTANG EXTERIOR PAINT & INTERIOR TRIM OPTIONS

Exterior Paint Options Paint Code
Bright Tangerine CM
Rio Red E8
Laser Red E9
Deep Violet JS
Moonlight Blue KM
Mystic LF
Deep Forest Green NA
Pacific Green PS
Black UA
Opal Frost WJ
Crystal White ZF
Interior Color Options Color Code
Saddle S
Opal 6
Black J
White Z

1996 FORD MUSTANG Curb Weight

Model Curb Weight
3.8L V6 Coupe 3,077 lbs
3.8L V6 Convertible 3,257 lbs
4.6L V8 Coupe 3,277 lbs
4.6L V8 Convertible 3,457 lbs
1996 Cobra Coupe 3,354 lbs
1996 Cobra Convertible 3,524 lbs

1996 FORD MUSTANG Production Numbers

Model Units Sold
1996 3.8L Coupe 61,187
1996 3.8L Convertible 15,246
1996 4.6L Coupe 31,624
1996 4.6L Convertible 17,917
1996 Cobra Coupe 7,496
1996 Cobra Convertible 2,510

1996 FORD MUSTANG Transmission Options

Engine Transmission Options
3.8L V6 T-5 Manual/4R70W 4-Speed Automatic
4.6L SOHC V8 4R70W 4-Speed Automatic/T-45 Manual
4.6L DOHC V8 Cobra T-45 Manual