The all new S550 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Ford Mustang features a major design change from previous generations, however the engine line up is pretty much the same with the exception of the all new 2.3L EcoBoost engine. BBK Performance have developed performance parts for all three engine and chassis combinations and we are excited to announce that we will have them to our aftermarket distributors, dealers and enthusiasts very shortly. Our R&D department has designed and built, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Ford Mustang GT cold air intake systems, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Mustang cold air kits and 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Mustang 2.3L Ecoboost cold air intake systems, Mustang EcoBoost, V6 and GT throttle bodies, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Mustang tuned length exhaust headers, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 EcoBoost Mustang turbo downpipes, S550 Coyote 5.0 GT long tube exhaust headers and BBK CNC series high flow H and X pipes as well as our popular line of BBK Varitune axle back and cat back exhaust systems. Follow our News stories for up to date announcements and product release dates. For now here is some good information about these great new S550 Mustangs.
Here are the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Ford Mustang Engine Options:
The S550 Mustang engine lineup now includes the EcoBoost 2.3L 4 cylinder. This engine is creating serious interest with enthusiasts, as it is the first time a turbocharged 4 cylinder engine has been offered in the Mustang platform since the SVO Mustang back in 1986. Producing 310 horsepower and 320 lb-ft. of torque in stock trim, while retaining the best fuel mileage of all three available engines, the EcoBoost engine will certainly be a popular option. The aftermarket is already gearing up with lots of upgrades for these engines, which are sure to respond well to modifications.
For 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 the popular GT with the 5.0L Coyote V8 engine is carried over from the previous year but has been upgraded with many of the parts from the 2012 BOSS 302. Rated at 435 horsepower and 400 lb-ft. of torque, which is 15 more horsepower and 10 more lb-ft. of torque than the 2014 model. The 5.0L Mustang GT engine has already been proven to provide great performance gains from simple upgrades like cold air intakes, throttle body and exhaust upgrades.
The base 2015 and 2016 3.7L V6 remains the base engine option for the S550 Mustang. It remains mostly unchanged but power has been reduced to 300 from 305 on the previous model. Many believe this was done to help the EcoBoost engine stand out as a performance upgrade. While not as powerful as the other engines, the 3.7L has been proven to offer a good balance of performance and fuel mileage.
||Quarter Mile ET
||12.8 @ 112 MPH
||14.1 @ 101 MPH
||13.9 @ 101 MPH
2015-17 Mustang Chassis:
The S550 Mustang features a totally redesigned chassis. Ford managed to make the S550 stronger than the S197 chassis it replaces without adding much weight, even though it features many major improvements such as a new double-ball-joint front suspension and an independent rear suspension (IRS). Many remember IRS was available on the new-edge Cobra, but that design was an engineering compromise that used a heavy mounting structure to make the IRS components fit on a car that was designed to use a solid axle. The S550 was designed around an independent rear suspension from the beginning, which resulted in a much better design. Ford also spent a lot of time making sure the convertible models are really solid, which translated into ride quality similar to the coupe. Earlier Mustang convertibles sacrificed a little in the handling and ride quality department in exchange for the open-air driving experience. It appears the new convertible drives very nearly the same as the hard top.