• Jan 18, 2010

2011 Ford Mustang GT – Click above for high-res image gallery

Ford has really pushed the envelope with its 2011 Mustang. Both V6 and V8 models receive nearly 100 horsepower bumps and new transmissions along with a host of standard features that will help the Blue Oval go toe-to-toe with the Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger. The 2011 Mustang looks pretty good on paper, but we're very curious to know how much Ford will increase the price of its upgraded ponycar. The Mustang Source appears to have the answer to that question, and from what we can see, the Mustang will cost more than the coupe it replaces, yet it will still beat the Camaro on price.

Judging by TMS' information, a base Mustang coupe will cost $22,995 (*including $850 for destination) – that's $750 pricier than the 2010 model, but over $500 cheaper than the base Camaro. The base GT coupe will reportedly crack the $30,000 barrier for the first time with an MSRP of $30,495 including destination. That's $1,250 more than a 2010 GT and $1,300 cheaper than a 1SS Camaro.

The pony lovers also got their hands on option pricing, ranging from $995 to opt for a six-speed automatic transmission to $2,340 for an electronics package that includes navigation. The California Special package can be had for $2,475 and stopping power can be increased by adding Brembo brakes for $1,695. Head over to The Mustang Source to download the PDF (which we've also gallerized below), or hit the jump to check out base pricing for all eight Mustang models. Once you've done that, come back to let us know if you think Ford has added enough value to justify the price hikes by leaving your thoughts in Comments.





[Source: The Mustang Source]

2011 Mustang V-6 coupe – $22,995
2011 Mustang V-6 coupe (Premium) – $26,695
2011 Mustang V-6 convertible – $27,995
2011 Mustang V-6 convertible (premium) – $31,695
2011 Mustang GT coupe – $30,495
2011 Mustang GT coupe (Premium) – $33685
2011 Mustang GT convertible – $35,495
2011 Mustang GT convertible (Premium) – $38,695


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      • 4 Years Ago



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      • 4 Years Ago
      It's a shame Ford felt they needed to boast their horsepower so much. The GT was already a better car than either the Camaro or Challenger, and the GT500 is more than a match for ANYTHING Chevy or Mopar might throw at Ford. Just shows how dumb the buying public is.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The ONLY advantage I can see in having so many gears in improved gas mileage. Hell, I think most of these transmissions now have not only one but two OD ratios.
        If you think about it, more gears was originally the answer to vehicles with peaky powerbands. More gears allowed you to stay in the engine's powerband easier. The problem is that nowadays, performance engines aren't peaky like they used to be. They have broad, flat torque curves, and those curves are pretty damn high. NO reason for so many gears in this situation. The only reasons I can think of for these cars to have so many gears is for better gas mileage, and to appease customers who always seem to buy into the idea that more is better. My guess is if you ask the average Joe, they will tell you that they would certainly prefer a 6-speed to a 5-speed. Ask them why, and there's that blank stare. Well, because 6 is more than 5, right? Yeah, right. Why do you think drag car don't have a lot of gears? Because shifting means lost time at the track. And as for zooming down some twisty roads? Well, I gotta say that it's far more satisfying to simply lay into the gas pedal, and let that beefy torque pull you out of the bend instead of fiddling with the shifter.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ thipps: The Corvette is NOT in the same segment. The Ford GT was the only car Ford made that was intended to be in the sports car segment, like the Corvette.

        @ Silly Pickle: With a name like that, you wanna ask ME about wearing pink?

        Bottom line, sure, the customer benefits from the bump in HP but in the end, this was a tough move for Ford. One that certainly doesn't help them remain profitable. I guess it's all about timing anyway. They shouldn't have leaked the engine info. It killed the sales of the 2010's.
        • 4 Years Ago
        HP is good, but not everything. The Mustang, along with the Camaro and the Challenger share a major weakness. All of the power is driven to the back wheels, which take less than 50% of the total weight. Simple physics shows that the friction between the driving wheels and the pavement is the limiting factor to acceleration, regardless of how much hp the engine can produce. To make the Mustang better, spend some money either on an AWD system (I know, will never happen), or at least develope a rear mounted transaxle and move the front wheels forward. Also, why not have the battery in the trunk stock? Try to get 60% the weight onto the rear wheels.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ katshot...WTF? Are you nuts? A "shame"? You are not all there little buddy. If anything, it's about TIME Ford increased the output on their engines. They've been behind most companies 4's & 6's with the Stang's 6 & 8 for a while now. FINALLY they got it right, and you want to complain about it? You wear pink by chance? :-)

        For myself, I'd want a base 5.0, the track pack (perf mods are always welcome), and they can hold the nav and leather. I prefer cloth, know where I'm going, and would rather hear the engine than some voice telling me where to go (seeing as those maps are sooo current in Canada as it is - at least here) or some high end stereo.

        On the other hand, if the Camaro will get you laid...and the Mustang won't...:-)
        • 4 Years Ago
        My point was that it's a shame that many people put such stock in the OEM HP figures. As in the case of the Nissan GT-R, there's a lot more to a car's overall performance capability than the factory HP figure. In this particular case, I was mainly trying to point out that the Mustang is already the leader of the pony-car segment, even with the lowest output.
        • 4 Years Ago
        More is better, when it actually gives you more.

        More ratio spread [the range between lowest and highest gear] can be useful.
        You can have a tall top gear, so that steady state operation demands a larger throttle opening [for reduced pumping losses] compared with a shorter gearing.
        Porsche trumped EVERYONE with their new Panamera. They have a 10:1 ratio spread between lowest and highest ratio, with only 7 gears.
        The 3.7 V6 has 6:1, in the stick and automatic.
        More ratio spread can allow a lower first gear, which reduces necessary clutch slip to get the vehicle into motion. This adds longevity, which you can then take back with 'sporty' shifting-when/if you feel like it.

        More gears mean less % drop when shifting. Imagine upshifting at 6500 [maximum power] would you like the power to drop off to 60% of maximum [if you were to use a transmission with less gears] or to 80% [via more gears]
        This has to be balanced against more shifting. We will probably never see a 7 speed manual transmission, but will will probably will see an 8 speed double clutch transmission.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ MikeW: Explain to me why you feel more gears are better in a performance car transmission.

        @ invisiblepigeon3: Never said the 5.0 Coyote engine wasn't an improvement. My point was that it's a shame that Ford felt compelled to bring it out mainly due to the fact that idiot customers felt the Mustang needed more power to be competitive in the ponycar segment. Far too many consumers focus on the HP figure of cars.
        • 4 Years Ago
        i would throw any model corvette at any model mustang. and dont forget about viper
        • 4 Years Ago
        *sarcasm*
        Oh it is such a shame that Ford finally got a 6 speed manual, how will I count to six?
        Oh it is such a shame that Ford dropped the 3 speed+overdrive automatic transmission, for a modern 6 speed automatic.
        Oh it is such a shame that Ford uses 2 intake valve & 2 exhaust valves-there are more parts to break...


      • 4 Years Ago
      Just be happy you get cars so cheap over there, we get raped on price here in Australia
      • 4 Years Ago
      Who in their right mind would be a V6 premium over a base GT? I don't care what options you get with the Premium package but horsepower > anything else.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I feel sorry for all those 2010 Mustang owners who simply should have waited a bit for the 2011 to come out!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Don't as a lot of them knew exactly what they were getting into. You can get one with heavy incentives and slap a super charger on.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Don't get me wrong, I love the look, sound and drive of most mustangs... But I never realized autoblog had so many mustang fanboys.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Oh and I love the looks of the camaro, but the new mustang is a looker too. If I had to choose I would go with the stang because in my mind leaner and meaner, not to mention cheaper is always better....(edit button please?)
        • 4 Years Ago
        SRA isn't the greatest thing since sliced bread...it IS sliced bread. Denigrating the Mustang for lack of an IRS is like refusing to eat a sandwich because the crust hasn't been trimmed off. It's like demanding that someone make a polymer M1911 with a double-stacked magazine because the original design is "too old."
        • 4 Years Ago
        Notice when you say the fanboys you get voted down.....But when you praise the car you get voted up. Obviously the fanboys pretend they're not but they still act like one anyway.

        Amusing to watch any fanboy in action. Especially ones that keep defending the SRA and saying it's the greatest thing since sliced bread.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Geez never been a Mustang fan but you've got me thinking twice Ford...way to go!

      Impressive, no matter how you look at it...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Seeing how the Mustang will cost less, drive just as good in the corners (Track Pack), have a better interior and be cheapers then the Camaro to boot I would say yes the upgrades from the 2010 are worth it. The new engines and technology it got weren't cheap, those engines are huge overhauls of the old ones and are worth the hike. However almost 40G for a GT Convertible albiet Premium, is quite a bit, there better be lots of goodies standard on the Premium models...
      • 4 Years Ago
      As far as horsepower is concerned,

      The V6 is going from $105 per hp to $75 per hp and the GT is going from $92 per hp to $74 per hp.

      Much better value considering the power.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The local dealer had a completely loaded camaro v8 and the sticker was right at $45,000.00. I would rather have the GT500 for not much more and they come loaded up.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think the big step its the engine...4 valves per cilinder its add in american cars and they gain almost 100hp whit this and valve timeing control...finaly some american companny make a proper engine...jus imagine the next V8 it whit DOHC :)
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ford was making DOHC 32v motors in the 90s in their Lincolns.. They were using updated 4.6L DOHC engines in Cobras and Mach 1's in 03/04 that made plenty of power at the time. The 5.4 in the GT500 uses four valves per cylinder and can make tons of power.

        It's not VVT; it's VCT (Variable Cam Timing). Well they call it TiVCT now (Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing). The past generation of of 4.6 SOHC 24V engines had variable cam timing.

        You've been under a rock if you think any of this is new. They just didn't feel like using all their technology at once until they needed more horsepower after the Challenger and Camaro came back out.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, it is VVT on the intake & VVT on the exhaust.
        Ford is trying to reuse some of their marketing 'VCT'
        VCT means there is only 1 camshaft per head.
      • 4 Years Ago
      in real life, the camaro does not look as good. it is more of a "hot wheels" look. i must admit that it's a great car and that i'm not put off by it's looks.

      in fact, all three of the pony cars are darn nice cars, unlike the cars that have come before them.

      of the three, it looks like ford is the most serious about keeping it's car on top and giving the buying public what it wants. i'm especially happy that the mustang has remained the lightest weight of the three.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree that the Camaro doesn't look quite as good "in the flesh." It almost looks like a caricature, but the best looking one I've ever seen. Both of these cars are sizzling hot, and you can't go wrong no matter your choice. To boast that one is clearly better looking is to boldly state, I'm a fanboy for either Ford or GM. Bottom line: you can't go wrong with either choice. And that's great news.

        As for the woman factor: try hygiene first.

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