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Old 06-06-2014, 09:52 AM   #11
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Thanks everyone, I greatly appreciate these informative opinions. Looking forward to the official numbers when they are released.
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Old 06-08-2014, 12:24 AM   #12
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Do you think that the 2015 Ford Mustang will actually be 200-300lbs heavier?
I think it's bad. Ford did absolutely nothing to stop possibly incorrect rumors of the GT trims being 200-300 LIGHTER than the outgoing S197. They let such rumors fly with no regard to how such rumors induce false expectations which in turn leads to great disappointment.

Yes, I believe the S550 could be 200 lbf lighter, but NOT the S550 V6 or S550 GT. No way. There is just so much more heavy hardware for the S550 GT to be lighter than the S197 GT.
MM&FF interviewed Ford engineers and the engineers said nothing about the curb weight. With the knowledge that the chassis is wider and IRS equipment is heavier, MM&FF guessed that there will be NO weight savings. I too am now of that assumption because the S550 does not employ exotic materials like CF nor do the mass produced parts employ machining to mill off unnecessary weight from the heavy components. Too many milling production steps would make the S550 too expensive.

If any S550 trims would be lighter than the lightest 2013-2014 S197 V6, it would only be the 4-banger S550 trim with no packages of any type (definitely no Premium package) and absolutely no options.

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I think it's bad. Ford did absolutely nothing to stop possibly incorrect rumors of the GT trims being 200-300 LIGHTER than the outgoing S197. They let such rumors fly with no regard to how such rumors induce false expectations which in turn leads to great disappointment.

Yes, I believe the S550 could be 200 lbf lighter, but NOT the S550 V6 or S550 GT. No way. There is just so much more heavy hardware for the S550 GT to be lighter than the S197 GT.
MM&FF interviewed Ford engineers and the engineers said nothing about the curb weight. With the knowledge that the chassis is wider and IRS equipment is heavier, MM&FF guessed that there will be NO weight savings. I too am now if that assumption because the S550 does not employ exotic materials like CF nor do the mass produced parts employ machining to mill off unnecessary weight from the heavy components. Too many milling production steps would make the S550 too expensive.

If any S550 trims would be lighter than the lightest 2013-2014 S550 V6, it would only be the 4-banger S550 trim with no packages (no Premium package) and absolutely no options.

But when Steeda claimed it was 300lbs heavier, Ford was quick to chime in on that weight rumor saying it was incorrect.
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But when Steeda claimed it was 300lbs heavier, Ford was quick to chime in on that weight rumor saying it was incorrect.
I hope FoMoCo's rebuttal is an indication that the S550 GT will be no heavier than the S197 GT of equal packaging/sub-trimming.
But if Ford only rebbutted that the S550 is not 300 lbf heavier, that can be taken so many ways. The S550 of equal trim to an S197 could be 299 lbf heavier, but because of only 1 measly pound, they could cut that hair and object vehemently at such a miniscule technicality.

Do you have a link to Ford's rebuttal to Steeda's claim? I'm not doubting you; I just want to see exactly what Ford said to dispel any word twisting that I could be assuming.
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Still not 4685lbs. which makes me happy

Weight is not a bad thing, for a sedan it makes it feel solid, like a tank.

For something like a coupe.. not so cool!
Agree with you, but what about MPG?
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the weight gain is minor, at best:

http://jalopnik.com/the-2015-mustang...nds-1590194961

which is good. I was expecting maybe 100-150 lbs, so kudos to Ford for keeping the weight gain as small as it is.

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Old 06-12-2014, 11:35 PM   #17
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I am just saddened as a whole that cars keep getting heavier. I had a 90's Peugeot saloon that weighed about as much as a new yaris... Sure, safety adds weight, but it still raises eyebrows. I sure as hell wouldn't be able to fit in a yaris what I could in that Peugeot 405...

More weight just means that you need that much more power, brake and tire to get the same performance.
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well it'll need about 15hp to make up for the weight gain or it's a wash to the 2014 model.
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the weight gain is minor, at best:

http://jalopnik.com/the-2015-mustang...nds-1590194961

which is good. I was expecting maybe 100-150 lbs, so kudos to Ford for keeping the weight gain as small as it is.
That list from the dealer is probably shipping weight! lol! Doesn't include fluids or gas.
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That list from the dealer is probably shipping weight! lol! Doesn't include fluids or gas.
incorrect. "Curb weight" is a very specific term. It's the weight of the vehicle with all fluids, all consumables, a full tank of fuel, but no passengers or cargo. What you're referring to would be "dry weight."
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