2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse European Version Revealed
Released to US dealers in the late summer of 2023, the 2024 Mustang marks the debut of the seventh generation, the S650, outpacing its predecessor, the S550, in the competitive sports car market. The starting price for the EcoBoost Fastback version is $31,000, which contrasts sharply with its European price tag of €59,900 in Germany, or about $64,645 with current exchange rates. It’s important, however, to draw a direct comparison between the American and European pricing for the 2024 Ford Mustang GT Fastback, as Europe bypasses the 315-hp EcoBoost model in favor of the Mustang GT and Dark Horse editions. The starting price for the Mustang GT Fastback in the US is $42,710, significantly less than the Dark Horse’s European price of €72,500, or more than $78,000, compared to the $59,485 suggested retail price in the US. Notably, in Europe, the advertised price tends to be more consistent, with discounts being more common than price increases, unlike some US dealerships. The European models face another major difference: the power output of the Coyote V8 engine has been reduced from the US versions’ 486 hp and 500 hp to 446 hp (328 kW) and 448 hp (334 kW) for the GT and Dark Horse, respectively. Despite this, Europeans can still opt for a Tremec six-speed manual transmission, with a ten-speed automatic transmission available for an extra €3,000 ($3,239). Both the Fastback coupe and Convertible versions have made their way to Europe, aiding the Mustang in maintaining its global sales lead in the sports car category, thanks to contributions from European buyers. The European Mustang mirrors its American version, featuring a dynamic redesign, a cockpit inspired by jet planes with dual displays, SYNC 4 technology, and intuitive touch and swipe controls powered by Unreal Engine software. “The new Mustang meets all expectations of what an iconic car should offer, enhanced with surprising connected technology that appeals to a new generation of drivers,” said Jon Williams, Ford Blue Europe’s general manager. Europe’s version also boasts a superior B&O sound system, a 12.4-inch instrument panel, a 13.2-inch central display, an Active Exhaust system, a standard Performance Package with Brembo brakes, 19-inch alloy wheels, and a limited-slip differential. An optional MagneRide suspension is offered, along with a new Blue Ember metallic paint, accented with Indigo Blue stitching and a dark metallic gloss interior finish.
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