European drivers new to the 2015 Ford Mustang will get a slightly stiffer suspension and one less engine option than American drivers when the iconic muscle car makes its debut in 100 new markets. Other than that, not much will change.
We know that a host of technological changes are coming to the Mustang, but the biggest change is the switch from a live axle to an independent rear axle. The Mustang's chief engineer Frank Davis didn't give a ton of details,other than the decision was made in 2009 when the new Mustang went into development.
He did say that the suspension would be stiffer for European drivers. He didn't say by how much, only that and that there would be more tire grip on the roads.
Davis also revealed that of the Mustang's three engine options — the 3.7L V6, the 2.3L 4-cylinder and the 5.0 V8 — Europe and Asia only get the latter two. The base V6 in America will only be in America.
As far as other performance options, both Davis and Ford COO Mark Fields emphasized that they made no compromises for the European market and that's it's a "fully American" car that'll more or less be ready to drive.