For 1986, Ford released the first multiport fuel-injected 302 cu in 4. TransmissionFilter selectedTransmissionList, transmissionTemplate ; } listingsSearchManager. Ford offered the Fox body Mustang in coupe or three-door hatchback versions, with 20 percent more interior space than the previous car and a much more aerodynamic shape than the previous model. The two-tone pewter and black colors were complimented with orange and red graphics. BodyTypeFilter selectedBodyTypeGroupIdList, bodyTypeGroupIdToNameMap, null ; bodyTypeFilter. A new 132 hp 98 kW 2.
TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. Revamped interior quarter panels for the 1990 model year did away with the side armrests for rear seat passengers, but gained large speaker panels for improved sound quality for the stereo. A Cobra R model was also produced for 1993 that used the same engine as the regular Cobra. The Mustang was again chosen as pace car at the Indianapolis 500. It underwent updates for 1987, and for a time seemed destined for replacement with a front-wheel drive Mazda platform. The E7 cylinder heads were sourced from the truck line after the 1986 swirl-port design demonstrated performance problems. The unique front fascia featured an offset hood intake duct for the turbo intercooler and a grill-less nose with sunken single rectangular sealed beam headlamps, flush inboard parking lamps and wraparound outer turn signal lamps.
Sales were over 100,000 units a year, but were minimal compared to previous numbers. The Traction-Lok limited-slip differential was available for the first time in 1981, with all engine combinations. The Ghia model was discontinued. A five-speed manual option arrived late during the 1980 model year, originally only in the 2. Two trim levels were available: the base model and the more luxurious Ghia model.
Archived from on 10 July 2011. It was the only V8 offered in 1980 and 1981. Drivetrains consisted of the 2. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. Basically a sleeved-down 302, it produced 120 hp 89 kW , the lowest power ever for a Mustang V8. The federally-mandated center high-mounted brake light was mounted on the now-standard rear spoiler for hatchbacks, inside the bottom of the rear window of the notchback and on the rear edge the standard luggage rack on convertibles.
The majority of the convertibles were equipped with the new 3. The automaker had plans this engine would usher in a new era in performance. Ford believed that the Mustang had lost its place in the market. All Cobras came equipped with a small, center mount non functional hood scoop to provide clearance for the air cleaner due to the turbocharged 2. The Turbo 4 was plagued with reliability issues from its release. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter. The 255 was the only V8 offered in 1980 and 1981.
The interior received an all new dash, center console and revised seat and door trim. Body styles included a coupe notchback and hatchback fastback. The available tilt-steering wheel, however, was discontinued in favor of the revised airbag-equipped steering column. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. The production cars included a sunroof. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter.
SeatingFilter selectedSeatingList, null ; seatingFilter. Shortly after the model year started an 89 hp 66 kW 3. The 1980 Cobra 5,550 produced and the 1981 Cobra 1,821 produced received a new front bumper and air dam with fog lights, non functional cowl-type hood scoop, and rear spoiler all carried over from the earlier Pace Car replicas. Not many things changed in 1980 with the Fox Body Mustang. Through its retirement in 1993, there would be few changes in the model line, but the changes would be visual.
In 1993, Ford switched to cast hypereutectic pistons for all 302 cu in 4. For 1990, Mustang added a new steering wheel featuring an airbag, and a revised lower driver's-side dash panel with knee bolster. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. Both the coupe and the hatchback body styles were offered. For 1985, the front fascia was restyled with a grill-less nose with a horizontal air intake slot. The rear end received a spoiler. Ford's only gesture at a 25th Anniversary Mustang was small, a passenger-side dashboard emblem with galloping-horse logo affixed to all models built between 27 March 1989, and the end of model-year 1990.
It cost thousands more than the V-8 Mustang, but the 2. It was dropped for 1982 in the United States, while remaining available in Canada. Options such as and a were not available on the Cobra R. A 5-speed manual gearbox was standard with an overdrive automatic transmission optional, and the model was available as a hatchback or convertible. A revised roof for the convertible allowed the top to fold closer to the body. The V-8 had been reduced to 255 cubic inches in 1980, but Ford re-introduced the 302 V-8 as the 5.
DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. Control for the rear power windows were now relegated to the driver's door switch panel. Following the second oil crisis in 1979, the 302 cu in 4. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. Two 302 V8s were available, a carbureted version manual transmission cars , or a new 165 hp 123 kW electronically fuel-injected engine automatic-transmission cars. In 1979 Ford gave the world an all-new Mustang, calling it the Fox body and heavily promoted it across various racing venues. The Camaro was also slightly quicker through the quarter mile at 14 seconds against 14.