Ford Mustang outsold German Sports cars in Germany as per sales charts for the month of March
An American sports car getting past the mighty German rivals should certainly need a whomp factor. The German sportier four-wheeled ground huggers are widely regarded as the best in the world and therefore to beat them on their own turf had to have immense valour. The American sports car in the headlines is the globally-popular Ford Mustang.
The recent European sales information released by the second-largest press manufacturer in the world, KBA (Koenig & Bauer Group), explained that the amount of Mustangs retailed by Ford in the month of month has outnumbered some of the well-established sports car being sold in Germany.
The American auto manufacturer was able to sell 780 examples of the Mustang sports car last month. In the same time period, 12,563 units were delivered in the United States market. Although, 780 doesn’t sound much it was just enough to get the better of some of the top-notch rivals.
The Ford Mustang outsold the Audi TT, Jaguar F-Type, BMW Z4, Mercedes SLK, Mercedes AMG GT, Porsche 911 and Porsche Boxster plus Cayman combined. Collectively this year, Audi TT has recorded a total sale of 1,823 to lead as the best-selling sports car in Germany ahead of Mustang with 1,823 units and the Porsche 911 giving a tough competition with 1,811 examples retailed.
If Ford can keep up its momentum running, the Mustang may as well become the topper in Germany at the end of the year which is quite simply an astonishing feat. The sixth generation Ford Mustang was revealed in India in late January and deliveries are expected to commence by the second half of 2016.
It will be brought into the country as CBU import costing in the sub-65 lakh region. Three engines are offered for the International markets: a standard aluminum 3.7-litre V6 making 300 bhp and 379 Nm torque; a new optional 2.3-litre four-cylinder direct injected turbo EcoBoost with 300 bhp and 434 Nm torque and the GT powering 5.0-litre V8 pushing out 435 bhp and 542Nm of torque.
The naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 petrol unit will be the only Indian offering which is electronically limited to top 240 kmph. It can do 0-100 kmph in just four seconds and the engine will be coupled with a six-speed automatic flappy paddle transmission.