Ford Mustang 1975

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Ford Mustang

4, 6 and 8 Cylinder
2300cc - 5000cc
102- 119 bhp
Manual and Automatic
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Ford Mustang
The biggest boost for the Mustang II's image was the introduction of the 302 cubic inch V8 back to the Mustang option list.

Available in any Mustang II, but only with an automatic transmission, the V8 was topped by a two-barrel Autolite carburetor and was rated at 134 bhp.

The Mach 1 was also enhanced with an optional Rally suspension package which offered adjustable Gabriel shock absorbers, stiffer springs, and larger-diameter anti-sway bars, all of which improved handling.

But just when some semblance of performance reappeared for the Mustang, the Federal Government stepped in to spoil the fun.

The Federal Government instituted the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard which mandated that all auto manufacturers had to achieve a certain average fuel economy among the vehicles that they built.

This necessitated building high fuel economy cars to balance out gas guzzlers.

Because of this, Ford released a MPG (Miles Per Gallon) version of its Mustang II with a 3.18:1 rear axle (instead of the standard 3.40:1) and fitted with a standard catalytic converter (which was required on all cars sold in California to reduce emissions). Fuel economy was quoted as 23/34 City/Highway, which was pretty decent for the times.
1975 Ford Mustang
2.3 liter Inline 4 - 102 bhp @ 5200 rpm
2.8 liter V6 - 119 bhp @ 5200 rpm
302 V8 - 134 bhp @ 3600 rpm, 247 lb-ft @ 1800
0-60 in 10.5 seconds (302 V8)
1/4 mile in 17.9 seconds @ 77 mph

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