Last year, the Ford Mustang underwent a handful of tweaks, including an upgraded look, more powerful engines, a new transmission, and the deletion of the V6 engine. With all these changes, it’s not a surprise the 2019 Mustang will, for the many part, be a carryover model. The exception is the resurrection of the Mustang Bullitt.
In terms of appearances, we expect the bulk of the Mustang lineup to be largely untouched. This should not be a big deal considering its current mid-cycle refresh. But the Bullitt variation, that’s a completely various story. The Bullitt will not roll in with any crazy changes, however it will set itself apart with its Dark Highland Green exterior paint, a smattering of chrome accents, Black NitroPlate exhaust tips, 19-inch torque thrust wheels, a black grille, red-painted Brembo brakes, and the Bullitt logo design on the gas cap.
The interior is the very same deal, as the base Mustang will likely carry on the same. However, the Bullitt version will have a couple of tweaks. Special updates will include a 12-inch digital cockpit console, offered leather-trimmed RECARO seats with green stitching, and a heated leather guiding wheel.
The basic 2019 Mustang lineup is anticipated to keep the same cast of engines. These include the standard 2.3-liter four-cylinder with 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, and the GT’s 5.0-liter V8 with 460 hp and 420 lb-ft. Both couple with either a standard six-speed handbook or an optional 10-speed automatic. The 2019 Mustang Bullitt, nevertheless, will push the V8 to 475 hp thanks to its new Open Air Induction System, Shelby GT350 intake, 87 mm throttle bodies, and powertrain control module update. The Bullitt will come specifically with a manual transmission.
With no changes expected structurally or in regards to safety features, we expect the 2019 Mustang and Mustang Bullitt to continue the exact same safety scores as the current Mustang. While it performed well in most IIHS crash tests, its “Acceptable” score in the small-overlap test and “Basic” ranking in front crash avoidance kept it from being a Top Safety Pick.
Ford anticipates to have the 2019 Mustang Bullitt in showrooms by this summer season, and we anticipate the remainder of the Mustang lineup to come at the same time. Main rates stays uncertain now, but look for minimal boosts to the carryover versions of the Mustang relative to the 2018 model, which varies from $28,080 to $47,090 (destination fees consisted of). As for the Bullitt, it’ll likely be available in a bit greater than in 2015’s $47,090 ceiling.