Both the fastback and convertible will be revealed to the public at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show in January, but both cars were also revealed around the globe yesterday in Barcelona, Sydney, and New York City. The 2015 Mustang Convertible benefits from the same updates as the fastback, including new suspension, more powerful engines and a wider and more planted stance.
The roof is an automated folding soft top, which now features a standard multilayer insulated cloth that gives the car a more upscale appearance and a quieter cabin. The new top lowers twice as fast as before, and has a sleeker profile when down.
The car pictured above features the 2015 Mustang’s new four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, a 2.3-liter unit that benefits from turbocharging and direct-injection technologies. Peak output is 305 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque, which is the mid-range figure for the new ‘Stang.
The base engine is 3.7-liter V-6 good for at least 300 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, while at the other end of the spectrum is a 5.0-liter V-8 with more than 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque on tap. Further down the track, look for new performance variants including a new Shelby GT350 and possibly a Mach 1.
One major change for the 2015 Mustang, including the convertible variant, is the suspension design. At the front, new double-ball-joint front MacPherson struts feature and enable the use of larger, more powerful brakes. At the rear is an ‘integral-link’ independent rear suspension, which replaces the solid axle that has been fitted to every Mustang since the first one that debuted at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York.
For more photos of the 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible, head over to Carsguide.