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2018 Mustang Specs, Features, & Options

Created by Jay Walling / 5 min read
Date Created: 7/21/2017
Last Updated: 3/29/2023

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  • 2018 Mustang Specs & Options

2018 Mustang Features, Specs, & Options

2018 Ford Mustang Horsepower & Torque Numbers & Ratings

  • Ecoboost 2.3L - 310hp/350 lb/ft Torque
  • Mustang GT 5.0L - 460hp/420 lb/ft Torque
  • Mustang GT350 5.2L - 526hp/429 lb/ft Torque
  • Mustang GT350R 5.2L - 526hp/429 lb/ft Torque

2018 Ford Mustang Transmission Options

  • 6 Speed Manual Transmission
  • 10 Speed Automatic Transmission

2018 Ford Mustang 0-60

  • Ecoboost 2.3L - Under 5.0 Seconds
  • Mustang GT 5.0L - Under 4.0 Seconds
  • Mustang GT350 5.2L - TBD
  • Mustang GT350R 5.2L - TBD

To be able to achieve the under 4 second 0-60, the 2018 Mustang will need to be equipped with the new 10 speed automatic (as used in the Raptor and performance package).

2018 Ford Mustang Drag Strip mode is also introduced. Gene Wildmann, Mustang chief engineer, states "In drag strip mode, the engine torque doesn't drop when you're shifting. You get peak engine torque and horsepower straight through." While quickest in Auto, it is available in manual transmission as well. With performance pack GTs, this drag strip mode changes the MagneRide damper settings to increase weight transfer to the rear axle for better traction.

The 2018 Mustang Ecoboost gets the Drag Strip mode too, along with a torque bump from 320 lb-ft to 350 lb-ft. The Ecoboost in Drag Strip mode allows for a 0-60 in under 5 seconds.

2018 Mustang Standard Features

  • 12-Volt Powerpoints (2)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ambient Lighting With MyColor (Premium)
  • Audio - AM/FM Stereo/Single-CD Player With 5 Speakers (Premium)
  • Audio - SiriusXM Radio With 6 Month Trial Subscription (Premium)
  • Cruise Control
  • Engine – 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 (EcoBoost)
  • Engine – 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 (GT)
  • Front And Rear Stabilizer Bars
  • Intelligent Access With Push-Button Start
  • LED headlamps With LED Signature Lighting
  • Limited-Slip Rear Differential
  • Mirrors – Power Sideview With Integrated Blind Spot Mirrors
  • Power Windows And Door Locks
  • Rear Sequential Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Turn Signal Lamps
  • Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD)
  • Remote Keyless Entry System
  • Selectable-Effort Electronic Power-Assisted Steering
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • SYNC® With 4.2" Color LCD Screen InCenter Stack
  • SYNC 3 With 8" Color LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with AppLink,® 911 Assist® And 2 Smart-Charging USB Ports (Premium)
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
  • Transmission – 6-Speed Manual

Standard Safety & Security

  • AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control
  • Airbags – Driver’s Knee, Glove-Box-Door Integrated Knee And Front-Seat Side
  • Airbags – Side-Curtain (Fastback)
  • Brakes – 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
  • Brakes – Power-Assisted 4-Wheel Disc
  • Illuminated Entry System
  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS; excludes spare)
  • LATCH – Lower Anchors And Tether Anchors For Children In Rear Outboard Seating Positions
  • MyKey®
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • Personal Safety System™ For Driver And Front Passenger With Dual-Stage Front Airbags
  • Rear View Camera
  • SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™

Available Features

  • 12" LCD Instrument Cluster With MyColor
  • Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, And Pre-Collision Assist With Pedestrian Detection
  • Audio – Shaker™ Pro Audio System
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • MagneRide™ Damping System
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • Selectable Drive Modes With 4-Gang Toggle Switch Pack
  • Transmission – 10-Speed SelectShift® Automatic With Paddle Shifters, And Remote Start System
  • Voice-Activated Navigation System With SiriusXM Traffic And Travel Link® With 5-Year Subscription

Available Packages

  • Black Accent Package (60B)
  • Carbon Sport Interior Package (68C)
  • EcoBoost Performance Package (67E)
  • Enhanced Security Package (43S)
  • GT Performance Package (67G)
  • Premium Plus Package (201A/401A)
  • Safe & Smart Package (77S)
  • Wheel & Stripe Package (60W)

2018 Mustang Color Options

  • Oxford White - YZ 2018 Mustang Color Options - 2018 Mustang Options

  • Triple Yellow - H3 2018 Mustang Color Options - 2018 Mustang Options

  • Orange Fury Metallic - NL 2018 Mustang Color Options - 2018 Mustang Options

  • Race Red - PQ 2018 Mustang Color Options - 2018 Mustang Color Options

  • Ruby Red Metallic - RR 2018 Mustang Color Options - 2018 Mustang Color Options

  • Royal Crimson Metallic - R3 2018 Mustang Color Options - 2018 Mustang Color Options

  • Lightning Blue - N6 2018 Mustang Color Options - 2018 Mustang Color Options

  • Kona Blue - L6 2018 Mustang Color Options - 2018 Mustang Color Options

  • Ingot Silver - UX 2018 Mustang Color Options - 2018 Mustang Color Options

  • Magnetic - J7 2018 Mustang Color Options - 2018 Mustang Color Options

  • Shadow Black - G1 2018 Mustang Color Options - 2018 Mustang Color Options

2018 Mustang Interior Color Options

  • Ceramic 2018 Mustang Color Options - 2018 Mustang Color Options

  • Tan 2018 Mustang Color Options - 2018 Mustang Color Options

  • Showstopper Red 2018 Mustang Color Options - 2018 Mustang Color Options

  • Midnight Blue 2018 Mustang Color Options - 2018 Mustang Color Options

  • Ebony 2018 Mustang Color Options - 2018 Mustang Color Options


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2018 FORD MUSTANG FIRST LOOK VIDEO

Date Created: 1/16/2017
2018 Ford Mustang Revealed - 2018 Ford Mustang Revealed

The 2018 Mustang video has been released and it looks like Ford has been busy adding some new styling cues to the S550 body style. Not only the front end, but the rear got a make over as well. We dive in and look a little closer at the redesign and let you know our thoughts of the new 2018 Mustang.

Confirmed Updates!

Today, the 2018 Mustang was released by Ford Motor company and it did not disappoint. Here is a list of the major 2018 Mustang differences.

  • Ford Dropping The V6 Motor. V8 & Ecoboost Motors Available Only.
  • Upgraded 5.0 & 2.3 Motors.
  • Redesigned Fuel Delivery System. Port & Direct Injection.
  • Higher Revving V8
  • Quad Exhaust Replaces Iconic Dual Exhaust
  • Optional Variable Exhaust
  • Upgraded 6 Speed Manual Transmission & 10 Speed Automatic Transmissions Offered
  • Current GT350 CLutch & Dual Mass Flywheel Will Be Used
  • Optional Electonically Adjustable Magnetorheological Dampers (Like The Current GT350)
  • Retuned Dampers, New Anti-Roll Bars, & A Cross Axis Joint In The Rear Suspension
  • Padded Knee Bolsters
  • Soft Touch Upper Door Panels
  • Optional Heated Steering Wheel
  • Redesigned 12" Digital Cluster (Three Viewing Modes: Normal, Sport, and Track. Normal largely mimics the look of the analog cluster, Sport elongates the tachometer to put higher revs at the top, and Track mode eliminates the analog speedometer and tachometer designs, replacing the latter unit with a longitudinal setup at the top of the cluster.) (via Car & Driver)
  • Pre-Collision System
  • 2018 Ford Mustang Pictures - 2018 Ford Mustang Pictures 2018 Ford Mustang Revealed - 2018 Ford Mustang Revealed

    Newly Redesigned Headlights

    The most distinguished new styling has to be the redesigned front end. Starting with the headlights, you immediately see a difference. The headlights are seemingly shorter and more square compared to the sleek, stealthy look of the 2015-2017 headlights. The headlights look to have a similar HID setup that it more pronounced with a larger chrome surround. The LED accent bars in the headlights also look to have taken a redesign going to a more angled look and might be grouped closer together. There is also an odd opening at the bottom that we are not quite sure could be but look forward to hearing about why this was added. The last and most important part is the overall shape. The shape of the light has been changed dramatically going from a teardrop style to a boxier look.

    2018 Ford Mustang Pictures - 2018 Ford Mustang Pictures

    Newly Redesigned Front Bumper

    The 2015 Mustang was already a huge shock to the Mustang world with it's Euro styled front end, but the 2018 Mustang looks like it make ruffle a few feathers as well. Ford has ditched their earlier fog light design and replaced it with what looks like may be vents (we are hoping for something cool like brake coolers). The side markers look to have gotten a little larger and more pronounced as well. The biggest change we can see is the front grille. It looks Ford may have borrowed some styling cues from the Fusion and brought the grille material closer to the edge of the bumper as well.

    2018 Ford Mustang Revealed - 2018 Ford Mustang Revealed

    Dual Extractor Hood

    From the video, it looks like we may see a wider, more distinctive heat extractor hood. The 2015 Mustang had already gotten sleeker heat extractors compared to the 2013-2014 body style but these seem to be much wider and sleeker.

    2018 Ford Mustang Revealed - 2018 Ford Mustang Revealed

    Small Changes To The Rear

    The most exciting thing we have noticed is the standard issue quad tip exhaust offered on GT models! This is a great feature as it was a popular upgrade for many Mustang owners. The 2018 Mustang taillights have gotten a small tweak as well. From what we can see, they do have more an angle to them. A big change that caught our eye is the new rear spoiler. In the past, Ford has always done a two post or fully attached "duck tail" spoiler (Cobra, Saleen) but it looks like they may be venturing into a new style, possibly a 4 post?

    2018 Ford Mustang Pictures - 2018 Ford Mustang Pictures

    Wrapping It All Up

    While the 2018 Mustang video has left us with alot of questions to be answered, we are more than excited to get our hands on one and start some testing. In the mean time, keep it right here with the real Mustang enthusiasts, LMR.com.



    2018 MUSTANG UNDERCARRIAGE PICS

    Date Created: 8/21/2017

    Mustang6G.com member "whalesalad" posted these photos late Sunday of the undercarriage of the 2018 Mustang that was on display at the Woodward Dream Cruise. We are excited to see a few changes from the previous years and some features carried over from the GT350 such as the composite oil pan. The active exhaust is also visible and raises the question about owners swapping out their exhaust for aftermarket exhaust kits. All in all, it seems that the 2018 will not be completely different and we cannot wait to get our hands on one!


    2018 Mustang Undercarriage Pics - 2018 Mustang Undercarriage Pics
    2018 Mustang Undercarriage Pics - 2018 Mustang Undercarriage Pics
    2018 Mustang Undercarriage Pics - 2018 Mustang Undercarriage Pics
    2018 Mustang Undercarriage Pics - 2018 Mustang Undercarriage Pics
    2018 Mustang Undercarriage Pics - 2018 Mustang Undercarriage Pics

    2018 MUSTANG CUSTOMIZATION GUIDE

    Date Created: 8/3/2017

    If you are looking to purchase a 2018 Mustang, this 2018 Mustang customization guide is a must have. This guide allows you to choose a new Mustang and customize it with every available option to make it yours. Choose from different 2018 Mustang wheels, engines, interior packages, colors, performance packages, and much more!

    2018 Mustang Customization Guide - 2018 Mustang Customization Guide
    2018 Mustang Customization Guide - 2018 Mustang Customization Guide
    2018 Mustang Customization Guide - 2018 Mustang Customization Guide
    2018 Mustang Customization Guide - 2018 Mustang Customization Guide
    2018 Mustang Customization Guide - 2018 Mustang Customization Guide
    2018 Mustang Customization Guide - 2018 Mustang Customization Guide


    2018 MUSTANG ORDER GUIDE

    Date Created: 7/13/2017

    While we at LMR love our Fox Body Mustangs, we are always excited to get our hands on the newest Mustang available to start producing the best aftermarket parts. With that being said, we cannot wait to get our hands on the all new 2018 Mustang. This 2018 Mustang order guide should provide us all with some insight into what we are all looking forward to!

    The 2018 Ford Mustang will include these new options:

    • 2018 Mustang Ecoboost Premium Pony Package
    • 2018 Mustang Wheel & Strip Package
    • 2018 Mustang Ecoboost Performance Package
    • 2018 Mustang GT Performance Package
    • 2018 Mustang Black Accent Package
    • 2018 Mustang Carbon Sport Interior Package
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    2018 Mustang Ecoboost Premium Pony Package

    2018 Mustang Order Guide - 2018 Ford Mustang Order Guide
    Features:
    • Unique Bright Upper Grille - Pony Logo With Corral Design
    • 19" x 8.5" Polished Aluminum Wheels
    • Graphic Side Stripes In White Or Ebony
    • Bright Beltline And Window Surround; Fastback Only
    • Tri-Bar Pony Badge
    • Premium Carpeted Floor Mats With Embroidered Pony Logo
    Ebony Stripes Available With:
    • Oxford White
    • Triple Yellow Tri-Coat
    • Orange Fury Metallic Tri-Coat
    • Race Red
    • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
    • Royal Crimson Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
    • Kona Blue
    • Lightning Blue
    • Ingot Silver
    • Magnetic
    White Stripes Available With:
    • Orange Fury Metallic Tri-Coat
    • Race Red
    • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
    • Royal Crimson Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
    • Kona Blue
    • Lightning Blue
    • Magnetic
    • Shadow Black

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    2018 Mustang Ecoboost Wheel & Stripe Package

    2018 Mustang Order Guide - 2018 Ford Mustang Order Guide
    Features:
    • 19" x 8.5L Machined Face Aluminum Wheels With Painted Pockets
    • Graphic Side Stripes In Ebony Or Silver
    Ebony Stripes Available With:
    • Oxford White
    • Triple Yellow Tri-Coat
    • Orange Fury Metallic Tri-Coat
    • Race Red
    • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
    • Royal Crimson Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
    • Kona Blue
    • Lightning Blue
    • Ingot Silver
    • Magnetic
    Silver Stripes Available With:
    • Triple Yellow Tri-Coat
    • Orange Fury Metallic Tri-Coat
    • Race Red
    • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
    • Royal Crimson Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
    • Kona Blue
    • Lightning Blue
    • Ingot Silver
    • Magnetic
    • Shadow Black

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    2018 Mustang Ecoboost Performance Package

    2018 Mustang Order Guide - 2018 Ford Mustang Order Guide
    Features:
    • 19" x 9" Low Gloss Ebony Black Painted Aluminum Wheels With 255/40/19 Summer Only Tires
    • Performance Rear Wing Spoiler; Fastback Only
    • "Engine Spun" ALuminum Instrument Panel
    • Guage Pack For Oil Pressure & Vacuum
    • Unique Chassis, Stability Control, EPAS, & ABS Tuning
    • Larger Radiator
    • Upsized Rear Sway Bar
    • Black Painted Strut Tower Brace
    Available In Exterior Colors:
    • Oxford White
    • Triple Yellow Tri-Coat
    • Orange Fury Metallic Tri-Coat
    • Race Red
    • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
    • Royal Crimson Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
    • Kona Blue
    • Lightning Blue
    • Ingot Silver
    • Magnetic
    • Shadow Black
    Available In Interior Colors:
    • Dark Ceramic Cloth
    • Ebony Cloth
    • Ceramic Leather Trim
    • Tan Leather
    • Ebony Leather Trim (Recaro Optional)
    • Ebony Leather (Recaro Optional)
    • Showstopper Red Leather (Recaro Optional)
    • Midnight Blue (Recaro Optional)

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    2018 Mustang GT Performance Package

    2018 Mustang Order Guide - 2018 Ford Mustang Order Guide
    Features:
    • Unique Front Air Splitter
    • 19x9" Front, 19x9.5" Rear Ebony Black Painted Aluminum Wheels With 255/40/19 Front, 275/40/19 Rear Summer Only Tires
    • Brembo 6 Piston Front Brake Calipers With Larger Rotors
    • Performance Rear Wing Spoiler; Fastback Only
    • Engine Spun Aluminum Instrument Panel
    • Gauge Pack For Oil Pressure And Vacuum
    • Unique Chassis, Stability Control, EPAS, & ABS Tuning
    • Strut Tower Brace & K Brace
    • Larger Radiator
    • Upsized Rear Sway Bar
    Available In Exterior Colors:
    • Oxford White
    • Triple Yellow Tri-Coat
    • Orange Fury Metallic Tri-Coat
    • Race Red
    • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
    • Royal Crimson Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
    • Kona Blue
    • Lightning Blue
    • Ingot Silver
    • Magnetic
    • Shadow Black
    Available In Interior Colors:
    • Dark Ceramic Cloth
    • Ebony Cloth
    • Ceramic Leather Trim
    • Tan Leather
    • Ebony Leather Trim (Recaro Optional)
    • Ebony Leather (Recaro Optional)
    • Showstopper Red Leather (Recaro Optional)
    • Midnight Blue (Recaro Optional)

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    2018 Mustang Black Accent Package

    2018 Mustang Order Guide - 2018 Ford Mustang Order Guide
    Features:
    • Unique Front Air Splitter
    • 19" x 8.5" Ebony Black Painted Aluminum Wheels
    • Black Raised Blade-Style Decklid Spoiler
    • Black Badging - Pony (Front), 5.0 (Sides) & GT (Rear); GT Only
    • Black Badging - Pony (Front & Rear) Ecoboost Only
    • Package Requires Painted Black Roof
    Available In Exterior Colors:
    • Oxford White
    • Triple Yellow Tri-Coat
    • Orange Fury Metallic Tri-Coat
    • Race Red
    • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
    • Royal Crimson Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
    • Kona Blue
    • Lightning Blue
    • Ingot Silver
    • Magnetic
    • Shadow Black
    Available In Interior Colors:
    • Dark Ceramic Cloth
    • Ebony Cloth
    • Ceramic Leather Trim
    • Tan Leather
    • Ebony Leather Trim (Recaro Optional)
    • Ebony Leather (Recaro Optional)
    • Showstopper Red Leather (Recaro Optional)
    • Midnight Blue (Recaro Optional)

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    2018 Mustang Carbon Sport Interior Package

    2018 Mustang Order Guide - 2018 Ford Mustang Order Guide
    • Carbon Fiber Instrument Panel
    • Carbon Fiber Shift Knob
    • Ebony Leather Trimmed Seats With Alcantara Inserts
    • Alcantara Door Inserts


    2018 FORD MUSTANG GT PERFORMANCE PACK LEVEL 2

    Date Created: 10/24/2017

    With the ever-growing aftermarket support for the Ford Mustang, it's no surprise that Ford has taken note and has added the most popular modifications to their Performance Pack options. The 2018 Mustang GT is no different with the addition of the Performance Pack Level 2 option.

    The 2018 Mustang Performance Pack Level 2 is a $6,500 option added to your new S550. It includes track-tested performance upgrades and gives your Mustang a great new look with it's upgraded wheels and suspension.

    The 2018 Mustang GT Performance Pack Level 2 Includes:

    • All Of The Performance Pack Level 1 Upgrades
      • Unique Chassis & Anti-Lock Brake Tuning
      • Unique Stability Control
      • Electric Power Assisted Steering
      • Unique Stability Control
      • Brembo Six Piston Front Brake Calipers w/ Larger Rotors
      • K Brace
      • Larger Radiator
      • Silver Painted Strut Tower Brace
      • Torsen Differential w/ 3.73 Axle Ratio
    • Lower Stance
    • Redesigned Front Splitter/Rear Spoiler
    • Split-Fitment Aluminum Wheels (19x10.5" Front & 19x11" Rear)
    • 305/30/19 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tires
    • Custom Tuned MagneRide Dampers
    • Quicker Steering Calibration
    • 67% Stiffer Rear Stabilizer Bar
    • 12% Stiffer Front Stabilizer Bar
    • 20% Stiffer Front Springs
    • 13% Stiffer Rear Springs

    Created in secret, this Performance Pack Level 2 option was developed both on and off the track for real world testing. This achieved better aerodynamic scores with the larger and lower front splitter and redesigned rear spoiler. The engineers at Ford attached a Boss 302 splitter to the underside of the front to provide a 3" larger surface area which helped create about 24 pounds of downforce at 80mph. This, and the added rear spoiler helped give the 2018 Mustang better grip and handling on the track.

    While most of the Performance Pack Level 2 upgrades are just that, performance, there were a few minor upgrades to the exterior. The exclusive 10 spoke Dark Tarnish wheels and tire spats are the most noticeable at first glance. Looking a little closer, you will notice some black detailing on the splitter and spoiler as well. When ordering, you will have the change to select Recaro seats in leather or cloth to provide a comfortable cockpit in your new S550

    Overall, the Level 2 performance pack looks to be a pretty promising upgrade for new 2018 Mustangs. This also poses the question of what aftermarket companies will do as Ford lessens the need for upgrading your car. Only time will tell and we are anxious to see how far the Ford engineers will push the next level Mustang!


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