We've known for sometime now that Europeans love the Ford Mustang. Gray market importers have made plenty of cash by shipping the ponies from the United States to the EU for years, but now it looks as if buyers will be able to sink their teeth into brand-new, factory-perfect examples of the next-generation Mustang straight from Ford.

Ford Europe has announced that the Mustang is officially coming to the old country via a quick, 30-second YouTube video. The launch is part of a 15-model offensive by the Blue Oval in the EU, according to NPR, and the company projects the new sheetmetal should help the brand boost its sales by 20 percent across the continent.

We'll have more information for you soon. Stay tuned. In the interim, take a look at the Mustang announcement video below. You'll want to turn up the volume for this one.



I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 91 Comments
      beemerboxer
      • 2 Years Ago
      As a callow youth in England, I lived near a large USAF base that teemed with American cars brought over by serving military members. When the time came for them to go home, they would find a market for some of these cars among the locals, whose love of big "Yanks" overshadowed the inability to afford the gas for them! My two pals and I purchased a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible, a red and white job with a straight six engine; we paid the exchanged rate of $500 for it. What a beast it was, smooth, pretty nimble but a gas guzzler that left us only able to pool coupons and finances to use it as a Saturday Night cruiser. American cars, especially iconic ones like Mustang, Camaro and Corvette, have always been desired in Europe and those folks are lucky now as they will be able to get one legally and locally. It will still be expensive to gas up at &8.00 a gallon but the fun of it.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      The Wasp
      • 2 Years Ago
      I hope they offer it at a reasonable price -- it would be a shame if the base Mustang ends up costing $50k.
        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @The Wasp
        It will probably be more, honestly, with taxes and all.
        oRenj9
        • 2 Years Ago
        @The Wasp
        You can get a general idea of how it will be priced by looking at European car prices in the US. You guys are probably looking at 3-series money for a comparably equipped Mustang. The base model Mustang should priced right around an entry level 3-series, an optioned-out GT should run about what a 335i does, and if you get the BOSS or GT500, expect to spend around M3 money.
          The Wasp
          • 2 Years Ago
          @oRenj9
          @oRenj9 I fully agree that a base Mustang is worth as much as a 3-series, but it certainly doesn't cost that much. A 3-series starts at $36k MSRP. The base Mustang MSRP is $22k. The Mustang GT starts at $31k. I think it would be smart for Ford to send over a bunch of base model Mustangs and sell them with as low of a price as they can. It would be great for Europeans to know how overpriced some of their cars really are.
          oRenj9
          • 2 Years Ago
          @oRenj9
          @NightFlight I have looked at what BMWs go for in the UK, the 3 series starts at £25,000. Which happens to be exactly where the GTI starts in the UK. In the US the GTI costs about as much as the V6 Mustang. This suggests that it is reasonable to expect Ford to start the Mustang around £25,000 for a base model and moving up market around 3-7,000 per engine tier. Additionally, Ford already charges a premium for the Ecoboost I4 in the US in other vehicles, so we know the price of the Mustang will go up by around $1,000 from what it is at now.
      JayP
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was hoping for an ecoboost "whoosh" in there.
      imoore
      • 2 Years Ago
      Will the Mustang be called T-5 when it hits Germany? I understand someone else in Germany owned the rights the the Mustang name and Ford was forced to use the T-5 identification when the car wassold there a couple of decades ago.
        Moosetang
        • 2 Years Ago
        @imoore
        Different strategy this time around. It will be the Ford " Bad Mother____er"
        Georg
        • 2 Years Ago
        @imoore
        the Mustang name copyright for Germany is/was in the hand of Krupp today Thyssen Krupp Germanys largest steel and technology company... dont know if this name copyright still exist
      Agilis
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd like to see Ford strip out certain features like both BMW and Audi do when they make their models available in America. It's complete bullsh$t that features are left out, Examples, in my case, Interior Alarm, Tilt Sensor, just to name a few.
      amerifight
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great Idea. European folks can now have an american icon. Good old supply and demand.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @amerifight
        [blocked]
      Generic
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looking forward to seeing smaller lighter IRS stangs in the US. It's just gotten too big over the years. A 2.0 EcoBoost would be nice too. Or, if they can a slightly stroked version of the engine.
      NoBoost
      • 2 Years Ago
      For Europe I would think that Ford would consider selling one of the EcoBoost I4 engines as an option in the Mustang. I'm sure there are probably plenty of people that would like a V8, but couldn't afford it.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @NoBoost
        [blocked]
          Georg
          • 2 Years Ago
          dont tell bs... the tax different isnt that big.. 2012 Ford Focus ST 2.0l EcoBoost (250hp) cost in Germany 158Euro tax/year 2012 Chevy Camaro 6.2 V8 (426hp) cost in Germany 562Euro tax/year 2012 Ford Mustang GT 5.0l V8 (424hp) cost in Germany 448Euro tax/year next to that real world consuption different isnt that big either... all turbo powered hot hatchbacks which are popular in europe are heavy drinker if pushed for what they are made for... some example of sportauto car magazine real wolrd test consuption of sporty cars driven sporty VW Golf GTI 19mpg test average Volvo C30 ST 18mpg test average Focus ST (old) 18.5mpg test average BMW 130i 17.8mpg test average Focus RS 14.3mpg test average 3 MPS (Mk II) 15.4mpg test average Megane RS 15.0mpg test average Scirocco R 16.3mpg test average Golf R 16.6mpg test average from the same magazine tested the same way.. Shelby GT500 (2010) 13.3mpg test average so tax and consuption arguments are simple bs talking because the different isn´t that great in the real world... same counts for insurance.. my new Camaro V8 cost me less than my old Audi TT quattro... and the Camaro is cheaper to insurance than a BMW M3...
      Classic_Engr
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not that there is anything wrong with the SRA, but the next gen 2015 Mustang platform will have an IRS. (I'm not sure if it will be standard or optional.) This should eventually smooth the transition to a global market and open the door for those potential buyers who wanted a cheaper performance coupe than the EU options but whose only complaint might be a lack of IRS.
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Classic_Engr
        It will most likely be standard. SRA will probably stick around for the Cobra Jet drag car program (if it continues), otherwise it will be banished (unless Ford goes full retard again).
      GFB
      • 2 Years Ago
      'Bout time. Ford shows some capitalist chops for a change. Find a demand and fill it. How unique.
      rkeeeballs
      • 2 Years Ago
      Tomorrow Europe, next week, THE WORLD !
    • Load More Comments