By on January 9, 2015

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Europeans who are itching to saddle up the new 2015 Ford Mustang now know how much the price of admission will be to do so, and it’s quite the pretty penny.

Mustang6G obtained a German market brochure for the pony car in late December, which listed the base prices for the following configurations:

  • 2.3-liter EcoBoost Fastback (manual) – €34,000 (~$41,511 USD)
  • 2.3-liter EcoBoost Fastback (auto) – €36,000 (~$43,953)
  • 2.3-liter EcoBoost Convertible (manual) – €38,000 (~$46,394)
  • 2.3-liter EcoBoost Convertible (auto) – €40,000 (~$48,836)
  • 5.0-liter Coyote Fastback (manual) – €39,000 (~$47,615)
  • 5.0-liter Coyote Fastback (auto) – €41,000 (~$50,057)
  • 5.0-liter Coyote Convertible (manual) – €43,000 (~$52,500)
  • 5.0-liter Coyote Convertible (auto) – €45,000 (~$54,941)

Though the European prices are much higher than the $23,800 – $46,170 base range in the United States, the Mustang still fares well against other sport coupes in the market. For example, the BMW 4 Series starts at €36,050 ($42,638), topping out at €48,100 ($56,891) for the 435i. Meanwhile, the Euro-spec Chevrolet Camaro, powered by the SS’ 6.2-liter V8, begins at €39,990 ($47,298), bringing it in line with the 5-liter manual fastback.

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43 Comments on “European Prices For 2015 Ford Mustang Revealed...”


  • avatar
    pkov

    Will Ford actually ship some over there to select dealers for demos?

  • avatar
    John R

    Egads. No wonder hatches do so well.

  • avatar
    Mirko Reinhardt

    These prices are not much higher than the American prices, considering they include 19% VAT. (And room for rebates)
    The 45,000€ for the 5.0 convertible minus 19% equals about 46,169 USD.

    • 0 avatar
      RobertRyan

      I see failure on the prices alone, poor marketing by Ford. A Mullaly legacy they may end up regeting

      • 0 avatar
        hgrunt

        Failure in the US or Europe?

        The 5.0 convertible starts at 41,800 in the US. The European price includes 19% VAT (the sales tax is rolled into the advertised price). Once you remove the 19% tax, the prices are basically the same across the US and European markets.

      • 0 avatar
        RobertRyan

        I see these failing for more reasons than prices. They are small, not that fast, Ford has questionable build quality, and price, they do have to sell with VAT. Other vehicles from Ford itself and other makers are a much better bet

    • 0 avatar
      krhodes1

      Indeed – in my state you have to add 5.5% sales tax plus 2.4% first-year excise tax to get the real price. Pales in comparison to 19%, but still…

  • avatar
    Mirko Reinhardt

    These prices are German, they include 19% VAT.
    If you subtract the VAT, you get prices pretty much identical to the American prices.
    The Euro Mustangs all roll on 19″s and have the leather interior, so they are not like the American base models.

  • avatar
    Felix Hoenikker

    Looks like Ford is doing what BMW does with their NA pricing.

  • avatar
    bball40dtw

    They should start an American delivery program. Flat Rock is close enough to Dearborn and Metro Airport that Ford could offer some sort of package like the Germans.

    • 0 avatar
      Lie2me

      Yeah, that’ll line ’em up money in hand

    • 0 avatar
      NN

      yes but driving from Detroit through the rust belt to a port in New Jersey doesn’t have the same panache as driving the Autobahn in your new M5. Doing that during the winter on ice covered roads in your new RWD Mustang would be an exciting challenge.

      • 0 avatar
        bball40dtw

        Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore don’t have enough panache?

        • 0 avatar
          tresmonos

          For a tobacco chewin’, gun totin’, red blooded American? Yes.

          • 0 avatar
            bball40dtw

            I’ve been to baseball games in all of those cities, and I have enjoyed my time in all of them. Maybe it’s just because I’m from Detroit, but I really like spending time in Rust Belt cities. Except for Akron. I’m in Akron three days next week and I’d rather spend three days in Flint.

          • 0 avatar
            TMA1

            Hey, what’s wrong with Akron? Go catch yourself a RubberDucks game, when the weather warms up.

          • 0 avatar
            bball40dtw

            I think it’s because I’m always there for meetings, and I rarely have time for anything else. Also, I’ve been in Akron the Monday after the UM-OSU football game the last two years. That may have something to do with it too.

            I like Toledo, Cleveland, and minor league baseball, so I’ll give Akron and the Rubber Ducks another chance. Any suggestions on what to do in Akron in January? Is there a brewery or something in Akron?

          • 0 avatar
            TMA1

            Thirsty Dog Brewery is probably the most popular, and couple of decent restaurants/bars near the baseball stadium. If you like disparate music from the 80’s (synthpop, post-punk, europop), try Thursday’s on Saturday nights near the university.

      • 0 avatar
        mcs

        How about Dearborn to Niagara-on-the-Lake, then upstate New York and the Aiderondacks, over to Vermont, through the White Mountains of NH, then to Acadia National Park in Maine, down to Boston, finishing in NYC.

        • 0 avatar
          psarhjinian

          Why Niagara-on-the-Lake? Do you have a need to run over tourists and overpay for food as part of your driving experience?

          (disclosure: I was born there)

  • avatar
    bumpy ii

    No V6… makes sense when you think about it. The V6 exists in NA mostly to appease the turbo-phobic, while Europeans who can afford the displacement/CO2 taxes will want the big engine.

    • 0 avatar
      Power6

      I was thinking more the V6 exists because it is cheaper to produce to get the base price down there for ‘mericans vs the European market where consumers will pay more for a car, and are probably not interested in a large cheap V6 for many reasons, some of those real as you mentioned and some just the perception of large displacement and (relatively) low HP as being wasteful or low tech.

      • 0 avatar
        Adamatari

        I’m a bit confused as to the purpose of the V6 vs the turbo 4 at this point myself. It’s not like the V6 has terrible gas mileage, and the “ecoboost” line of engines has a record of getting much worse gas mileage in the real world than they do for the EPA. I would love to see real world numbers but until then I am not sure what to make of the I4 vs the V6.

        The turbo certainly has more torque lower down, and costs more… But why bother with two base engines? I guess the V6 must really be cheap for Ford and so they kept it for the base model. In europe many countries have displacement tax, so sending a 2.3l turbo 4 makes more sense than sending over a 3.7l V6.

  • avatar
    Vojta Dobeš

    As for the Mustang being expensive in Europe, I have two things:

    1) VAT, as has been said. The cost is roughly equal to what older Mustangs cost from grey importers.

    2) Comparison. The 2.3 Ecoboost will cost about the same kind of money the Focus II RS did. With both being similarly powerful, but Mustang being much cooler, it still seems that the Mustang is kinda nice deal.

  • avatar
    hgrunt

    They’re as American as the Hollywood sign and red Solo cups. I’m sure there’s enthusiasts there who are as excited at the prospect of being able to buy a factory warrantied Ford Mustang GT the same way we have people waiting for the Focus RS to appear on our shores.

    I test drove a base Ecoboost and a near-loaded 5.0 GT, both 2015s with manual transmissions. Either I haven’t driven a lot of new cars, or my expectations were somewhere else, but they were incredibly nice and easy to drive, rode and handled very well, and felt remarkably similar to my E46.

  • avatar
    Big Al from Oz

    I’ve read that the 24 000 Mustangs earmarked for the Australian market have already been bought, even before they were manufactured.

    I wonder if Australia has a larger Mustang market than the EU.

    Looking at the prices of the EU Mustangs you’d expect the build quality to be comparable to a BMW.

    Are the new Mustangs using the MT82 Getrag’s? I hope not. My MT82 in my BT50 just sh!t itself. It has been relatively hard to shift since new. The warranty ran out on 04 Jan 2015! 08 Jan 2015 was when the box really had a nasty turn.

    I have heard the gradual increase in “noised” emanating from the box though. But, I’ve been to busy, ie, travelling etc.

    The gear cluster and layshafts seem to be struggling. Making chirping, grinding and clunking sounds. The gears feel more like they have lobes, with some lurching.

    Drove the pickup like that for over 2 000km using 5th (1:1). No traffic lights in the Outback.

    But, alas, to Mazda’s credit they will replace the gearbox for free. You can’t beat that for service. I see many US Ford Mustang customers with the MT82 received diddly squat from Ford Detroit.

    The MT82 is license manufactured by Ford.

    A great thanks to Mazda, again for the replacement at no cost.

    • 0 avatar
      Athos Nobile

      Just out of curiosity, how many clicks did your ute had at the time of failure?

      • 0 avatar
        Big Al from Oz

        @Athos,
        It now has around 33 500km on the clock. The first transmission service is due at 240 000km. It’s a sealed component.

        When I had around 13 000km on the pickup I had a Mazda engineer come up to look at my ute due to a poor panel fit. I went to the dealer in Darwin to have the panel aligned. But the dealer told me no way because the vehicle was in an accident. This sort of shook me up a little bit. I bought a new vehicle and not a damaged vehicle. So I decided I wasn’t going to drive all up over 2 000km to have the vehicle looked at again. So I requested Mazda send someone to look at it. They complied, so as you can see I can’t make a bad comment regarding Mazda Australia’s customer service. It’s been fantastic.

        I mentioned to the engineer that there were some odd drivetrain vibrations/shudders and the shift was quite stiff. He stated it was normal for the vehicle. So I lived with it.

        It turns out my pickup was made just prior to the Thai floods of 2011, one of the first BT50s. This is when most every vehicle manufacturing plant in Thailand flooded. I don’t know if you remember the delays in acquiring Thai sourced vehicles here in Australia. It even put Ranger orders back over 6 months.

        I googled the MT82 Getrag and found Mustangs have had a poor showing with this particular gearbox. I also found out Ford Dearnborn and the NHTSA haven’t been empathetic toward all of those 10s of 1 000s Mustang owners of the MT82.

        Around 6 months ago the vibrations increased especially at very low tailshaft rpm’s. I wasn’t a vibration, it was as if an oval shaped or lobed shutter started.

        I spoke to a local mechanic and put the noise down to the input shaft bearing, being amplified by the bell housing. It seem plausible to me.

        If you know Australia very well, I was at a place called Barkly Homestead (Roadhouse) to fuel up ($1.90 a litre!) and that when I noticed how poor the gearbox had become. I drove to Cloncurry the other side of Mt Isa and slept. This is 0400 Tuesday morning. I left Philly on the Friday, flew to Darwin via Sydney and started driving from Darwin to Brisbane (3 500km) where my job is now.

        Drove to Longreach and got a room in a Motel for some deserved sleep. I was going to have an accident due to fatigue. So I slept all day. Found out it was going to cost around $2 000 to float my ute and trailer to Brisbane. So I dec!ded to drive the rest of the way to Brisbane. Looking at the float costs I figure I would save $1 per km I travelled and the gearbag was sh!t already, so I had nothing to lose.

        All the gears are still there. I would idle between the gears to 5th. I was driving at 100kph in cruise. My FE dropped cons!derably. Using around 12 litres per 100.

        So, you can nurse a broken vehicle, with some luck. I have had a very tiring and busy week. In a week I have flown from Philadelphia to Darwin then drove across Australia!

        The odd thing is my nephew owns one of those Escalade Silverado things (terrible vehicle) and on the way to Philly Int one of his steel belt let lose and I had to catch a taxi to cover the last 70 miles.

        I’ve had a trip from hell. But, it was great to be in the US and to have Christmas with my family.

      • 0 avatar
        Big Al from Oz

        @Athos,
        It now has around 33 500km on the clock. The first transmission service is due at 240 000km. It’s a sealed component.

        When I had around 13 000km on the pickup I had a Mazda engineer come up to look at my ute due to a poor panel fit. I went to the dealer in Darwin to have the panel aligned. But the dealer told me no way because the vehicle was in an accident. This sort of shook me up a little bit. I bought a new vehicle and not a damaged vehicle. So I dec!ded I wasn’t going to drive all up over 2 000km to have the vehicle looked at again. So I requested Mazda send someone to look at it. They complied, so as you can see I can’t make a bad comment regarding Mazda Australia’s customer service. It’s been fantastic.

        I mentioned to the engineer that there were some odd drivetrain vibrations/shudders and the shift was quite stiff. He stated it was normal for the vehicle. So I lived with it.

        It turns out my pickup was made just prior to the Thai floods of 2011, one of the first BT50s. This is when most every vehicle manufacturing plant in Thailand flooded. I don’t know if you remember the delays in acquiring Thai sourced vehicles here in Australia. It even put Ranger orders back over 6 months.

        I googled the MT82 Getrag and found Mustangs have had a poor showing with this particular gearbox. I also found out Ford Dearnborn and the NHTSA haven’t been empathetic toward all of those 10s of 1 000s Mustang owners of the MT82. They were screwed.

        Around 6 months ago the vibrations increased especially at very low tailshaft rpm’s. I wasn’t a vibration, it was as if an oval shaped or lobed shutter started.

        I spoke to a local mechanic and put the noise down to the input shaft bearing, being amplified by the bell housing. It seem plausible to me.

        If you know Australia very well, I was at a place called Barkly Homestead (Roadhouse) to fuel up ($1.90 a litre!) and that when I noticed how poor the gearbox had become. I drove to Cloncurry the other side of Mt Isa and slept. This is 0400 Tuesday morning. I left Philly on the Friday, flew to Darwin via Sydney and started driving from Darwin to Brisbane (3 500km) where my job is now.

        Drove to Longreach and got a room in a Motel for some deserved sleep. I was going to have an accident due to fatigue. So I slept all day. Found out it was going to cost around $2 000 to float my ute and trailer to Brisbane. So I dec!ded to drive the rest of the way to Brisbane. Looking at the float costs I figure I would save $1 per km I travelled and the gearbag was sh!t already, so I had nothing to lose.

        All the gears are still there. I would idle between the gears to 5th. I was driving at 100kph in cruise. My FE dropped cons!derably. Using around 12 litres per 100.

        So, you can nurse a broken vehicle, with some luck. I have had a very tiring and busy week. In a week I have flown from Philadelphia to Darwin then drove across Australia!

        The odd thing is my nephew owns one of those Escalade Silverado things (terrible vehicle) and on the way to Philly Int one of his steel belt let lose and I had to catch a taxi to cover the last 70 miles.

        I’ve had a trip from hell. But, it was great to be in the US and to have Christmas with my family.

      • 0 avatar
        Big Al from Oz

        @Athos,
        Not only does the global Ranger, BT50 use the MT82 along with the Mustang, also, Transit vans, Land Rovers do to.

        Cons!dering the issue with this gearbox, why hasn’t Ford acknowledged they might have a problem with it?

        I just hope my replacement gearbox isn’t afflicted with the same problems.

        http://www.fordaustraliaforums.com/forum/showthread.php?53405-PX-Ranger-4×4-6-Speed-Manual-Failure

        • 0 avatar
          Athos Nobile

          That sucks. Can’t say much, but googled a bit and… spent too much time on the interwebZ.

          I don’t know Australia very well, but a quick Google search gave me the answer I was suspecting: your were in woop woop / middle of nowhere.

  • avatar
    Athos Nobile

    Those prices are in line with what the local press is *expecting* down here.

    • 0 avatar
      Big Al from Oz

      @Athos,
      It now has around 33 500km on the clock. The first transmission service is due at 240 000km. It’s a sealed component.

      When I had around 13 000km on the pickup I had a Mazda engineer come up to look at my ute due to a poor panel fit. I went to the dealer in Darwin to have the panel aligned. But the dealer told me no way because the vehicle was in an accident. This sort of shook me up a little bit. I bought a new vehicle and not a damaged vehicle. So I dec!ded I wasn’t going to drive all up over 2 000km to have the vehicle looked at again. So I requested Mazda send someone to look at it. They complied, so as you can see I can’t make a bad comment regarding Mazda Australia’s customer service. It’s been fantastic.

      I mentioned to the engineer that there were some odd drivetrain vibrations/shudders and the shift was quite stiff. He stated it was normal for the vehicle. So I lived with it.

      It turns out my pickup was made just prior to the Thai floods of 2011, one of the first BT50s. This is when most every vehicle manufacturing plant in Thailand flooded. I don’t know if you remember the delays in acquiring Thai sourced vehicles here in Australia. It even put Ranger orders back over 6 months.

      I googled the MT82 Getrag and found Mustangs have had a poor showing with this particular gearbox. I also found out Ford Dearnborn and the NHTSA haven’t been empathetic toward all of those 10s of 1 000s Mustang owners of the MT82. They were screwed.

      Around 6 months ago the vibrations increased especially at very low tailshaft rpm’s. I wasn’t a vibration, it was as if an oval shaped or lobed shutter started.

      I spoke to a local mechanic and put the noise down to the input shaft bearing, being amplified by the bell housing. It seem plausible to me.

      If you know Australia very well, I was at a place called Barkly Homestead (Roadhouse) to fuel up ($1.90 a litre!) and that when I noticed how poor the gearbox had become. I drove to Cloncurry the other s!de of Mt Isa and slept. This is 0400 Tuesday morning. I left Philly on the Friday, flew to Darwin via Sydney and started driving from Darwin to Brisbane (3 500km) where my job is now.

      Drove to Longreach and got a room in a Motel for some deserved sleep. I was going to have an accident due to fatigue. So I slept all day. Found out it was going to cost around $2 000 to float my ute and trailer to Brisbane. So I dec!ded to drive the rest of the way to Brisbane. Looking at the float costs I figure I would save $1 per km I travelled and the gearbag was sh!t already, so I had nothing to lose.

      All the gears are still there. I would idle between the gears to 5th. I was driving at 100kph in cruise. My FE dropped cons!derably. Using around 12 litres per 100.

      So, you can nurse a broken vehicle, with some luck. I have had a very tiring and busy week. In a week I have flown from Philadelphia to Darwin then drove across Australia!

      The odd thing is my nephew owns one of those Escalade Silverado things (terrible vehicle) and on the way to Philly Int one of his steel belt let lose and I had to catch a taxi to cover the last 70 miles.

      I’ve had a trip from hell. But, it was great to be in the US and to have Christmas with my family.

    • 0 avatar
      Big Al from Oz

      Sorry Atos, incorrect comment. But I have faith in you. You’ll nut ths one out!

  • avatar
    stanczyk

    Let Mustang be a Mustang .. People love Mustang because it is a Mustang .. big, simple, cheap, muscular , little bit ‘clumsy’ traditional amercian Pony-Muscle .. Why do we need another ‘Euro/Japanesse – inspired’ ‘sports car’ .. ? .. there’s place for variety ..

    They say that new Mustang only ‘goes global’ (and , yes indeed, this new version has just 2 signs of ‘pussy-fication’: more ‘sporty-european’ design and this 4-banger [that, BTW gets too much ‘attention & marketing’..]), .. but I’m affraid that with the next ‘global-product- generation’ Mustang , ‘One-Ford ‘ will try to compete directly with .. ‘Nissan Zet’ or ‘BMW Zet’…
    (.. Mustang ‘ll loose it’s character,, but ‘corporate’ Ford ‘ will name it ‘progress’ and ‘success’..)

    That’s the problem with ‘global-attitude’: car magazines , ‘corporate brainwashed’ PR people copying each others opinions , ..
    (and everywhere you’ve got hysteria about .. ‘track-numbers’ and .. ‘sharp-steering’.. ) ..

    This ‘unification’ should makes us .. tired .. and .. worried ..


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